31 авг. 2010 г.

Greg Howe - Gentle Hearts

Artist: Greg Howe, Tetsuo Sakurai, Dennis Chambers
Album: Gentle Hearts
Year: 2001
Genre:  Fusion, Progressive Fusion, Instrumental
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Samurai Faith (4:54)
2. Brain Storm (6:08)
3. Punk Jazz (5:57)
4. Gentle Hearts (4:00)
5. The Invisible Way (6:17)
6. Maximum (5:18)
7. Wonderland In The Sky (7:39)
8. Dandelion (4:38)


27 авг. 2010 г.

Steve Vai - Passion And Warfare

Artist: Steve Vai
Album: Passion And Warfare
Year: 1990
Genre: Guitar Rock, Guitar Virtuoso
1. Liberty (2:03)
2. Erotic Nightmares (4:15)
3. The Animal (4:01)
4. Answers (2:56)
5. The Riddle (6:25)
6. Ballerina 12/24 (1:43)
7. For The Love Of God (6:04)
8. The Audience Is Listening (5:30)
9. I Would Love To (3:41)
10. Blu Powder (4:45)
11. Greasy Kid's Stuff (2:58)
12. Alien Water Kiss (1:10)
13. Sister (4:08)
14. Love Secrets (3:38)

The second solo album from Steve Vai shows the guitarist coming into his own as a composer, matching his prodigious talent as a performer. The result is an entertaining mix. The hilarious "Audience is Listening" complements more reflective pieces such as "For the Love of God." The high-powered "Animal" and "Greasy Kid's Stuff" are balanced by "Blue Powder" and "Alien Water Kiss." Unlike most guitar-god solo recordings, Passion & Warfare avoids the sort of technical noodling that is uninteresting to everyone except other guitarists, opting instead for a collection of high-quality music that is full of compositional experimentation without ever getting out of control. --Genevieve Williams

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26 авг. 2010 г.

Uli Jon Roth - Metamorphosis

Artist: Uli Jon Roth
Album: Metamorphosis
Year: 2003
Genre: Guitar Legend, Rock
Format: 320 kbps mp3
Password: http://guitar-maniacs.blogspot.com/
1. Prelude To The Seasons (1:44)
2. Venga La Primavera (3:27)
3. April Rain (2:24)
4. The Triumph Of Spring (3:59)
5. Tales Of The Summer Wind (4:58)
6. Thunder In July (1:33)
7. Tuona e Fulmina (3:20)
8. Cheiron And Selenos (4:41)
9. Teardrops In October (2:01)
10. Artemis (3:13)
11. Ice, Wind and Fire (3:14)
12. Sleighbells At Yasnaya (2:10)
13. War Of The Winds (2:55)
14. Thunder Cadenza (1:25)
15. Cry Of The Night (2:28)
16. Summer's Breath (0:42)
17. Rodeo From Hell (0:57)
18. Les Adieux (1:26)
19. Springtime Euphoria (2:11)
20. The Heart Of Chopin (2:17)
21. Dance Of The Water Spirits (0:45)
22. Transfiguration (1:18)
23. Venga La Vita (2:08)
24. The Morning Of Forever (2:54)



Uli Jon Roth - Under a Dark Sky

Artist: Uli Jon Roth
Album: Under a Dark Sky
Year: 2008
Genre: Guitar Legend, Rock
Format: 320 kbps mp3
Password: http://guitar-maniacs.blogspot.com/
1. S.O.S. (4:09)
2. Tempus Fugit (2:32)
3. Land Of Dawn:Techno Man (2:26)
4. Land Of Dawn (3:35)
5. Land Of Dawn:Lion Wings (5:06)
6. The Magic Word (6:11)
7. Inquisition (1:08)
8. Letter Of The Law (3:03)
9. Stay In The Light (6:30)
10. Benediction (3:45)
11. Light And Shadows (6:13)
12. Tanz In Die Dammerung:Destination Twilight (1:52)
13. Tanz In Die Dammerung:Morgenrot (0:48)
14. Tanz In Die Dammerung:Searchlights From Hell (1:14)
15. Tanz In Die Dammerung:Seelenschmerz (1:47)
16. Tanz In Die Dammerung:Inside The Titanic (1:13)
17. Tanz In Die Dammerung:Fama Errat (1:40)
18. Tanz In Die Dammerung:Requiem For The Nations (1:52)
19. Tanz In Die Dammerung:Morituri (2:06)
20. Tanz In Die Dammerung:Rex Tremendae (2:28)
21. Tanz In Die Dammerung:Star Peace (2:18)
22. Tanz In Die Dammerung (1:34)
23. Tanz In Die Dammerung:Silence



25 авг. 2010 г.

G3 - Live In Tokyo

Artist: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci
Album: G3 - Live In Tokyo
Year: 2005
Genre: Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Instrumental
1. Glasgow Kiss (9:18)
2. Damage Control (10:31)
3. The Audience is Listening (8:59)
4. Building the Church (6:09)
5. Km-Pee-Du-Wee (6:44)
6. Up in Flames (8:56)
7. Searching (8:44)
8. War (6:37)
9. Foxey Lady (10:43)
10. La Grange (9:18)
11. Smoke on the Water (10:01)


G3 Live - Rocking In The Free World

Artist: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen
Album: G3 - Live In Concert
Year: 2004
Genre: Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Instrumental
Joe Satriani
1. The Extremist (3:51)
2. Crystal Planet (4:41)
3. Always With Me, Always With You (4:16)
4. Midnight (3:05)
5. The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing (5:32)
Steve Vai
6. You Are Here (3:33)
7. Reaping (7:05)
8. Whispering A Prayer (9:27)
Yngwie Malmsteen
9. Blitzkrieg (2:48)
10. Trilogy Suite (8:07)
11. Red House (4:25)
12. Fugue (3:37)
13. Finale (2:54)
CD2 (G3 Jam):
1. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (10:46)
2. Little Wing (6:08)
3. Rockin' In The Free World (12:31)


G3 - Live In Concert

Artist: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson
Album: G3 - Live In Concert
Year: 1997
Genre: Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Instrumental
Format: 256 kbps mp3
1. Joe Satriani - Cool #9 (6:46)
2. Joe Satriani - Flying In A Blue Dream (5:59)
3. Joe Satriani - Summer Song (6:30)
4. Eric Johnson - Zap (6:06)
5. Eric Johnson - Manhattan (5:16)
6. Eric Johnson - Camel's Night Out (5:57)
7. Steve Vai - Answers (6:58)
8. Steve Vai - For The Love Of God (7:47)
9. Steve Vai - The Attitude Song (5:16)
10. Going Down (5:47)
11. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama (5:21)
12. Red House (9:12)


21 авг. 2010 г.

Steve Vai - Live At The Astoria London

Artist: Steve Vai
Album: Live At The Astoria London
Year: 2004
Genre: Guitar Virtuoso, Instrumental Rock, Guitar Instrumental
Format: 320 kbps mp3
Tracklist (2 CD):
01 - Shyboy (5:12)
02 - Giant Balls Of Gold (8:41)
03 - Erotic Nightmares (4:22)
04 - Blood And Glory (4:58)
05 - Dave's Party Piece (1:40)
06 - Blue Powder (7:10)
07 - The Crying Machine (4:36)
08 - The Animal (7:26)
09 - Bangkok (3:41)
10 - Tony's Solo (6:18)
11 - Bad Horsie (8:25)
12 - Chameleon (4:21)
13 - Down Deep Into The Pain (4:36)

01 - Fire (6:04)
02 - Little Wing (4:59)
03 - Whispering A Prayer (9:03)
04 - Incantation (with drum so (10:58)
05 - Jibboom (10:55)
06 - For The Love Of God (12:21)
07 - Liberty (2:08)
08 - The Attitude Song (11:31)


20 авг. 2010 г.

Steve Vai - Fire Garden

Artist: Steve Vai
Album: Fire Garden
Year: 1999
Genre: Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Instrumental
Format: vbr 320 kbps mp3

1. There's A Fire In The House (5:27)
2. The Crying Machine (4:51)
3. Dyin' Day (4:30)
4. Whookam (0:36)
5. Blowfish (4:04)
6. The Mysterious Murder Of Christian Tiera's Lover (1:02)
7. Hand On Heart (5:25)
8. Bangkok (2:46)
9. Fire Garden Suite: Bull Whip, Pusa Road, Angel Food, Taurus Bulba (9:56)
10. Deepness (0:48)
11. Little Alligator (6:13)
12. All About Eve (4:38)
13. Aching Hunger (4:45)
14. Brother (5:04)
15. Damn You (4:31)
16. When I Was A Little Boy (1:18)
17. Genocide (4:12)
18. Warm Regards (4:07)


Steve Vai - Flexable Leftovers

Artist: Steve Vai
Album: Flexable Leftovers
Year: 1998 (re-release)
Genre: Guitar Virtuoso, Experimental Rock, Rock
Format: vbr 320 kbps mp3
1. #?@! Yourself (8:30)
2. So Happy (2:46)
3. Bledsoe Bluvd (4:24)
4. Natural Born Boy (3:36)
5. Details At 10 (6:00)
6. Massacre (3:27)
7. Burnin' Down The Mountain (4:23)
8. Little Pieces Of Seaweed (5:14)
9. San Sebastian (1:10)
10. The Beast Of Love (3:32)
11. You Didn't Break It (4:21)
12. The X-Equalibrium Dance (5:14)
13. Chronic Insomnia (2:03)

It's a real shame that so many people don't appreciate GOOD music when they hear it, and have the sort of attitude like, " (I) don't like it, so that means it (#$%@)". Well, whatever. I'm not gonna go off like other people, telling you that you SHOULD like this record. I mean, it's perfectly alright if don't you dig this, but it ISN'T alright if you start badmouthing the quality and musical merit of it. The material on this album is actually really good, and really CREATIVE. The reason i would more respect for than say, "Alien Love Secrets", is that it showcases Mr. Vai's talents in more areas than just on the guitar (although some of the more inspired guitar i have ever heard from shows up on a couple of tracks on this disc). Perhaps a track-by-track overview of the album would help give a better impression of what one can expect to hear:

1.#$%@ Yourself - funky, and freakin' hilarious. This is one of the album's vocal-led tracks, containing some very, very humourous lyrics. Personally, this is one of my least favourates on the album, because while the lyrics WILL have you on the ground in hysterics, the words just aren't backed up by all that great of music. But, if you hang on till the end, theres quite a nice extended gtr. solo that should fulfill those wanting to hear some grade A shredding. This track is the reason for the "explicit lyrics" labeling.

2. So Happy - This one also falls under the freakin' hilarious category. Here's roughly the story of what this track is all about: basically, Steve got this chick to go off on an improvised rant about how happy she is, and then transcribed the pitch of her voice and doubled it on guitar. This is the kind of thing that doesn't lend itself very well to repeated listening, but each time you listen, and suddenly hear that guitar come in, you can't help but marvel at how cool of an idea it was.

3. Bledsoe Bluvd. - instrumental. No, not a guitar instrumental, but this is a rather nice track, showcasing Steve's talents as an all around composer.

4.Natural Born Boy - Instrumental. Yes, a guitar instrumental, containing one of the coolest riffs ever. I KNOW you'll like at LEAST this one.

5.Details At 10 - a vocal-led track that would probably also fall under the freakin' hilarious category. You'll like it.

6. Massacre - Another one of the coolest riffs ever, over which Vai messes around with what sounds like a Digetec Whammy pedal. Underlined by technoy drum machine beat (don't let throw you off).

7. Burnin' Down the Mountain - acoustic instrumental. Apperently this was just improvised while sitting on the roof of the studio with a few other people who were there for the album sessions. It's got kind of a nice little melody, but it's a very personal track, for Steve, and the others who made it; it really should've been left off the album.

8. Little Pieces of Seaweed - Holy *&%#! Where to start... I personally love this track, cuz i'm just really into the weird and quirky, but it's understandable if you aren't able to fully understand this; it IS quite a bit to take in at once. Everyone HAS to hear this track at least ONCE. Thats all i'll say.

9. San Sebastian - Elevator music-y instrumental that again, showcases his Zappa-like compositional talents.

10. Beast of Love - vocal track. Rather mundane I think. it doesn't really go anywhere.

11. You Didn't Break It - cheesy pop song ( like the "Boy/Girl Song" on Flex-Able). You won't be blown away by anything, but it IS a pretty catchy tune.

12. The X-Equilibrium Dance - Instrumental that sorta goes all over the place. Doesn't really have what one would call a melody. Still kind of an interesting track, though.

13. Chronic Insomnia - Not a track your going to listen to more than once, it's just a recording of Steve doing a bunch crazy whammy bar dives that was put into reverse. Kinda cool to see what sounds it's possible to make on a guitar, but there isn't any kind of MELODY here for you to keep coming back to.

Whew! Now that you have read THAT, i'm sure you'll have a better idea of whether this record is right for YOU or not.
Thanks, the Duke of Dunbar 


Steve Vai - Flexable

Artist: Steve Vai
Album: Flexable
Year: 1984
Genre:  Avant-Garde, Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Instrumental
Format: 192 kbps mp3
1. Little Green Men (5:36)
2. Viv Woman (3:07)
3. Lovers Are Crazy (5:37)
4. Salamanders In The Sun (2:25)
5. The Boy/Girl Song (4:00)
6. The Attitude Song (3:21)
7. call It Sleep (5:06)
8. Junkie (7:19)
9. Bill's Private Parts (0:16)
10. Next Step Earth (0:34)
11. There's Something Dead In Here (3:52)

I love it! Flexable contains Vai in his most Raw form. It's fantastic. It's also a very good example of his song writing abilities and orchestration. Some of Vai's best material is on this CD. Virtually all of Flexable was record on a Fender Strat!

"Viv Woman" is one of my favourite Vai songs. This album also contains "The Attitude Song", which is a fabulous guitar song. The first song "Little Green Men", contains vocals recorded at half time, and then sped up to fit in time with the music. The result are these chipmunks vocals, very funny.

The third song, "Lovers are Crazy" is a very Zappa inspired song, with Steve on vocals. The next one "Salamanders in the Sun", starts with a simple melody played on a Flute. Elevator music, big time. However, after the chorus and verse, the guitar takes over on the melody. Pure magic. The drums are done entirely on a Linn drum machine. Also, if you listen carefully to the 'chorus' section, there is a hi-hat going at 16th notes in the background. I've got a live version of this song, and the drums are psycho, really heavy. It changes the whole song.

"The Boy/Girl Song". Recently Aphex Twin did a song named exactly this. I haven't heard it, did they steal any melodies off it? It's a very simple vocal-orientated love song. "Corny but cute"

"The Attitude song". Wow... you just have to hear this song. Actually, most of you probably already have, its on the G3 video. This is the song that introduced me to Vai. After hearing it on the G3 video, I bought Flexable and couldn't believe the original version of the song. It's so tight and fresh. An excellent guitar song. I've also got a version of this that Vai recorded first, when he used a drum machine and did a one-take improvisation on the bass. Then he decorated it with guitars. It's very cool.

Vai on "Call it Sleep": "This piece was written when I was in school. It was on the original demo audition tape I sent to Frank Zappa. It was re-recorded at Stucco Blue and now appears on Flexable. The sentiment of this song was inspired by a few friends who, in adolescence, met an unfortunate demise. There's something sad, powerful, mournful and beautiful that touches our hearts in such circumstances. I sought to capture those emotions with 'Call it Sleep.'"

"The basic Carvin (guitar) and the '77 "Sticker" Strat were used. There was an extra feed taken from the guitar that went into the console direct. A small amount of the direct signal is blended in with the distorted signal in the raging section (approximately 12 percent). A larger amount of clean signal is used on the cleaner melody section (about 50 percent). During the mix for this piece, the D.I. guitar was sent back out to a Carvin amp that was cranked up and mic'd for the raging solo section. This was then blended into the distorted sound (about 15 percent). Very little echo was used; no delays. A stereo chorusing FX was used in the mix to slightly widen the melody tone." Flexible vinyl middle circle thingo

You can hear Satriani's famous 'lizard down the neck' technique in this song.

"Junkie". Have you heard "Rescue Me Or Bury Me" from Sex and Religion? Well this is kind of the original version of it. The song it totally different, but it follows the same format. Guitar and vocals at start for about 2 minutes, and then a long solo section that doesn't have any time signature. Chad Wackerman played the drums on it (from Zappa). The solo section contains a good introduction to Vai's very fast technique. Next stop Earth: Part of a huge space opera he was writing called "Alien Love Story". Funny, considering his later album named alien love secrets. This song is a bizarre random melody in a cacophany of harmonization and technique. It's great!
Rewieved by:Lach


19 авг. 2010 г.

Steve Vai - Alive In An Ultra World - 2CD

Artist: Steve Vai
Album: Alive In An Ultra World
Year: 1995
Genre: Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Instrumental
Format: 320 kbps mp3
Tracklist (content of 2 CD's):
1. Giant Balls Of Gold (4:45)
2. Burning Rain (4:50)
3. The Black Forest (6:38)
4. Alive In An Ultra World (3:53)
5. Devil's Food (10:10)
6. Blood And Glory (4:53)
7. Whispering A Prayer (8:46)
8. Iberian Jewel (4:39)
9. The Power of Bombos (5:04)
10. Incantation (8:53)
11. Light of The Moon (5:47)
12. Babushka (6:42)
13. Being with You (in Paris) (6:24)
14. Principessa (5:52)
15. Brandos Costumes (Gentle Ways) (6:03)
16. Maple Leafs (2:28)


Steve Vai - Alien Love Secrets

Artist: Steve Vai
Album: Alien Love Secrets
Year: 1995
Genre: Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Instrumental
Format: vbr 224 kbps mp3
1. Bad Horsie (5:51)
2. Juice (3:44)
3. Die To Live (3:53)
4. The Boy From Seattle (5:03)
5. Ya-Yo Gakk (2:52)
6. Kill The Guy With The Ball (7:02)
7. Tender Surrender (5:01)
8. San-San-Nana-Byoushi (3:38)


Isato Nakagawa - Dream Catcher

Artist: Isato Nakagawa
Album: Dream Catcher
Year: 1997
Genre:  Finger-style, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Virtuoso
Format: vbr 128 kbps mp3
1. Ramon no ki (4:02)
2. Chikurei (2:28)
3. Gando (2:24)
4. Clocker Land (2:43)
5. Dancing Mountain (2:00)
6. Natsuhiboshi (3:39)
7. Bewley's Cafe (2:31)
8. Kaze No Hakushaka Fujin (3:39)
9. Chotto Tropical (3:13)
10. Kintoun (2:22)
11. Shishi Odori (1:53)
12. Dream Catcher (2:54)
13. Tsumujinkaze (3:57)
14. Clarence (3:41)


18 авг. 2010 г.

Isato Nakagawa - Rainbow Chaser

Artist: Isato Nakagawa
Album: Rainbow Chaser
Year: 2000
Genre:  Classica Guitar, Acoutic, Guitar Virtuoso, Finger-style
Format: 256 kbps mp3
1. Little Sharon (2:34)
2. Hachijo Kariyasu (2:21)
3. Night Song (4:31)
4. All Fruit (2:43)
5. Miotsukushi (3:46)
6. Ralegh's Present (3:44)
7. Biwako Cruising Song (2:54)
8. Vella Lavella Island (3:31)
9. Suirou (2:54)
10. Pea Soup (3:05)
11. Tenkyu (4:31)
12. Rainbow Chaser (3:43)
13. Waltz For Gaby (3:07)


Isato Nakagawa - Footprints

Artist: Isato Nakagawa
Album: Footprints
Year: 2006
Genre:  Finger-style, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar
Format: 256 kbps mp3
1. Kitsune No Yomeiri Sudden rainfall in the sunshine (5:20)
2. Seven Bridge (2:00)
3. Orange #3 (3:03)
4. Kasuteira (3:09)
5. Opus 1310 (2:58)
6. Stray Cat Two-Step (1:58)
7. Ran (2:25)
8. Douyamamachi No Yo Ha Fukete (1:57)
9. Water Skipper (1:43)
10. Kaze No Tani (2:29)
11. Kyara (4:01)
12. Crescent Moon (2:09)
13. Umiichi (5:25)
14. Mah-Jong Piece (3:40)
15. Binroju No Kokage (2:12)


17 авг. 2010 г.

Lawrence Blatt - Fibonacci's Dream

Artist: Lawrence Blatt
Album: Fibonacci's Dream
Year: 2007
Genre:  Acoustic Guitar, Fingerstyle, Acoustic
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Bern 'The Bear' (1:37)
2. Una Vida (One Life) (4:16)
3. In A Heartbeat (1:59)
4. Five Nights (3:52)
5. I Remember When (2:19)
6. I'm Leaving Now (2:48)
7. Five Nights (3:10)
8. Just Before Dawn (3:40)
9. A Little More Sunshine (3:08)
10. Catalina (2:57)
11. Song For Chava (2:59)
12. La Selva (The Rainforest) (2:03)
13. Move Um Out (2:50)

San Francisco's Lawrence Blatt delivers piercing, original compositions played on acoustic finger-style guitar. His unique sound stems in part from his fusion of classical and modern performance techniques. Blatt shares a little about his mode of playing to create his distinctive sound. "As a solo instrumentalist, I have to let my guitar be my voice. I try to create moods and express feelings by using alternate tunings, by careful attention to musical dynamics and intonation and by layering percussive sounds behind the main voice of the guitar. Sometime playing a phase softer or louder can have a significant impact on what is communicated. In some cases, being a solo instrumentalist is difficult since I cannot use lyrics to directly express my thoughts and feelings. In another sense, this is highly cathartic as my music can communicate in any language and I can create new patterns of communication through sounds and rhythms."

Blatt performs in a variety of styles, "My music ranges from soft contemporary compositions to mysterious pieces that could be set in the 18th century." Blatt's music unfolds in a variety of genres, including new age, adult contemporary, soundtrack flavors and occasionally fringes on alternative sounds. But ultimately, he just plays. When speaking about his latest release "Out of the Woodwork" Blatt explains "I did not set out to make an album in any particular genre. My music creates a personal oasis and space of solitude in a busy life." Blatt's music has strong roots in classical theory, the product of an artist who spent years studying classical music as a violinist. He weaves in modern flavors and the tapestry that emerges is an intricate interaction of melody.

Any discussion of Blatt's music must include mention of his instruments. When recording, Blatt can be heard playing two "very special guitars." One is a custom steel-string guitar crafted by Edward Dick. "This guitar has a spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides. It's slightly bell-shaped body produces a warm deep sound. I waited almost eighteen months for this guitar to be completed and I worked very closely with Edward during the construction to build the guitar to my exact specifications." The other guitar is a small-bodied 12-fret parlor guitar made by Kathy Wingert. It was built with a German spruce top and Brazilian rosewood back and sides. "This tiny guitar packs a powerful punch and was the inspiration for the title track for my latest CD "Out of the Woodwork."

This solo artist has been playing acoustic guitar for over 30 years. He is currently performing his original compositions for finger-style-guitar in the San Francisco Bay area. His music has been called heartwarming, soothing, and relaxing. His music consists of layers of guitar work decorated with luscious melodies and percussive moods. He often plays in open tunings with a single guitar used to create the rhythm, bass and lead melody all at once.


Isato Nakagawa - Tree Circle

Artist: Isato Nakagawa
Album: Tree Circle
Year: 2009
Genre: Classical Guitar, Fingerstyle, Virtuoso
Format: 192kbps mp3
1. Mega Top
2. Lien-Yun St.
3. Tin Tin Kyrano
4. Tree Circle
5. Sky Scraper
6. Lady Penelope
7. Bali
8. Asadoya Yunta
9. Daidala Botch
10. Wind Valley
11. Michael
12. The Sprinter
13. Gyo Un Byu Sui


16 авг. 2010 г.

Yngwie Malmsteen - Angels Of Love

Artist: Yngwie Malmsteen
Album: Angels Of Love
Year: 2009
Genre: Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Rock
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Forever One (4:49)
2. Like An Angel (6:05)
3. Crying (6:02)
4. Brothers (6:00)
5. Memories (4:09)
6. Save Our Love (6:18)
7. Ocean Sonata (6:14)
8. Miracle Of Life (4:31)
9. Sorrow (2:52)
10. Prelude To April (4:41)


15 авг. 2010 г.

Greg Howe - Extraction

Artist: Greg Howe, Victor Wooten, Dennis Chambers
Album: Extraction
Year: 2003
Genre: Instrumental, Progressive Fusion
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Extraction (6:13)
2. Tease (6:07)
3. Crack It Way Open (5:59)
4. Contigo (6:30)
5. Proto Cosmos (4:15)
6. A Delicacy (2:24)
7. Lucky 7 (6:02)
8. Ease Up (6:20)
9. Bird's Eye View (6:18)


13 авг. 2010 г.

Buckethead - Best Regards - 5CD Box Set- 2010

Artist: Buckethead, Bryan Mantia (a.k.a Brain), and Melissa Reese.
Album: Best Regards
Year: 2010
Genre:  Avant-Garde, Guitar Virtuoso, Experimental Rock
Format: VBR 320 kbps mp3
Time: 03:46:55 (total)
Size: ~395M (all 5 CD's in one file)

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Tracklist (5 CD box set):
Orange CD:
Track 01 (untitled) (13:02)
Track 02 (untitled) (13:26)
Track 03 (untitled) (19:22)

Blue CD:
Track 01 (untitled) (9:52)
Track 02 (untitled) (19:39)
Track 03 (untitled) (15:02)

Green CD:
Track 01 (untitled) (30:02)
Track 02 (untitled) (10:17)

Purple CD:
Track 01 (untitled) (17:07)
Track 02 (untitled) (31:53)

Yellow CD:
Track01 (untitled) (13:08)
Track02 (untitled) (13:00)
Track03 (untitled) (9:30)
Track04 (untitled) (11:35)


11 авг. 2010 г.

Christophe Godin - Metal Kartoon

Artist: Christophe Godin
Album: Metal Kartoon
Year: 2005
Genre:  Guitar Instrumental, Guitar Rock
Format: 128 kbps mp3
01. Intro
02. Le Triangle Des Bermudas
03. Nancy And Joe
04. The Dance Of The Fat Boy
05. Les Seventies
06. L’Expérience
07. Metal Kartoon
08. Sapaïechi
09. David Vincent
10. The Little Voice
11. Au Pays De Gandhi
12. When We Were Kings
13. Mörglbled Again


10 авг. 2010 г.

Mattias IA Eklundh - The Road Less Traveled

Artist: Mattais IA Eklundh
Album: The Road Less Traveled
Year: 2004
Genre: 'Freak', Avant-Garde, Guitar Instrumental, Virtuoso
Format: 320kbps mp3
1. The Road Less Traveled (2:48)
2. There's No Money In Jazz (2:00)
3. Print This! (2:09)
4. Father (3:34)
5. No Strings Attached (1:28)
6. Caffeine (2:11)
7. Fletch Theme (3:47)
8. The Battle Of Bob (1:34)
9. Chopstick Boogie (2:46)
10. Toxic Donald (0:43)
11. Happy Hour (4:16)
12. Smoke On The Water (3:44)
13. Insert Coin (1:31)
14. The Woman In Seat 27A (9:25)
15. Ketchup Is A Vegetable (1:29)
16. Samba Caramba (2:25)
17. White Trash Hyper Blues (3:13)
18. Toxic Mickey (0:42)
19. Minor Swing (3:05)
20. One-String Improvisation (0:15)
21. Asteroid 3834 (2:13)
22. Little Bastard (2:39)
23. Difficult Person Music (0:38)


Shawn Lane - Powers Of Ten - Live!

Artist: Shawn Lane
Album: Powers Of Ten - Live!
Year: 2001
Genre: Jazz, Jazz Fusion
Format: 128 kbps mp3
1. Introduction (I Think You Know Why You're Here?) (0:08)
2. Esperanto (3:47)
3. Gray Pianos Flying (3:08)
4. Black Market (8:53)
5. West Side Boogie (5:50)
6. Epilogue for Lisa (3:05)
7. Illusions (4:18)
8. Get You Back (7:11)
9. Not Again (5:22)
10. Drum And Guitar Solo (4:27)
11. Tri-Heaven (4:03)
12. Hardcase (9:00)
13. Drum Solo, Pt. 1 (1:02)
14. Drum Solo, Pt. 2 (1:47)
15. Tri 7/5 (6:43)
16. Introduction of Musicians (0:27)
17. Rules of the Game (4:24)

If you have Shawn Lane's studio release Powers of Ten, then you need to get this too. Even if you don't, you still are likely to enjoy this one. But, being familiar with these songs makes it all the more impressive to here Shawn & company pull them off. Shawn,s passing away a few years ago was devastating as a fan, but this exceptional performance has been captured for all of us who never saw a Shawn Lane show to enjoy for ever. It's amazing! 


9 авг. 2010 г.

Allan Holdsworth - Flat Tire

Artist: Allan Holdsworth
Album: Flat Tire
Year: 2001
Genre: Jazz, Jazz Fusion
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. The Duplicate Man [intro] (1:52)
2. The Duplicate Man (4:41)
3. Eeny Meeny (4:48)
4. Please Hold On (4:01)
5. Snow Moon (8:04)
6. Curves (5:35)
7. So Long (5:31)
8. Bo Peep (3:46)
9. Don't You Know (9:12)


Mattias IA Eklundh - Freak Guitar

Artist: Mattias IA Eklundh
Album: Freak Guitar
Year: 1999
Genre: Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Instrumental, Avant-Garde
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Apparatus
2. God (With The Mechanic)
3. The Grey Hat Of Compromise
4. Lisa's Passion For Heavy Metal
5. La Bamba
6. Evil Shower
7. When Sam Played It Again...
8. Midsummer Night In Hell
9. Numb
10. (Friday Afternoon) In A Galaxy Far Away...
11. The Satanic Moonwalk
12. Cornholed
13. Detroit Rock City
14. The Territorial Thing
15. Time To Breathe
16. Mumbo Jumbo
17. The Mud Man
18. Dr.Pangloss Goes To Lisbon
19. Faith In Chaos
20. Revenge On The Bambi Loving Terrorist
21. Squirrel
22. Our Man In Beuing


Tribute to Satriani / Vai - Lords Of Karma

Artist: Various Artisis
Album: Lords Of Karma - Tribute to Joe Satriani / Steve Vai
Year: 2002
Genre: Instrumantal Rock, Guitar Instrumental
Format: 192 kbps mp3
1. Bruce Kulick - Always With Me, Always With You (5:09)
2. Jake E Lee - Surfing With The Alien (4:13)
3. Jimmy Crespo/Dave Ragsdale - Echo (5:47)
4. Brad Gillis - Summer Song (5:00)
5. Neil Zaza - Friends (4:10)
6. Enuff Znuff - Yankee Ros (4:23)
7. George Lynch - Shy Boy (3:19)
8. Richard Kendrick - The Attitude Song (3:36)
9. Tony Jamflone JR. - Tender Surrender (5:21)
10. Corey Craven - Tobacco Road (2:22)

Lords Of Karma: "A Tribute to Vai/Satriani" features past and present members of KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, Dokken, Night Ranger, Enuff Z'nuff, TNT and the Smashing Pumpkins paying tribute to the virtuoso guitar stylings of Mr. Steve Vai and Mr. Joe Satriani. The guitar roster includes Bruce Kulick, Jake E. Lee, Neil Zaza, Brad Gillis and George Lynch, among others. Five carefully chosen tracks from each of Satriani's and Vai's compositions are presented, from a cruncher version of Satriani's "Surfing With The Alien" (Lee) to a blistering take on the Vai/Roth/Sheehan/Bissonette recorded "Shy Boy" (Lynch). Lords Of Karma: "A Tribute to Vai/Satriani" is another heady variation on the music that guitar fans can't seem to get enough of.


6 авг. 2010 г.

Shawn Lane - Powers Of Ten

Artist: Shawn Lane
Album: Powerts Of Ten
Year: 1992
Genre: Instrumantal, Fusion, Progressive
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Get You Back (4:43)
2. West Side Boogie (4:42)
3. Not Again (3:54)
4. Esperanto (3:47)
5. Illusions (4:19)
6. Piano Concertino: Transformation of Themes (9:05)
7. Powers of Ten: Suite (13:04)
8. Paris (5:49)
9. Rules of the Game (4:00)
10. Gray Pianos Flying (3:10)
11. Epilogue (For Lisa) (2:45)

   A little history for you, Shawn Lane was one of the most extraordinary guitarists the world has never saw, a genius that never got the recognition he deserved. After playing with Black Oak Arkansas at the mere age of 16, Shawn was a regular player amongst bars and clubs in Memphis, Tennessee, where he became something of a "myth" amongst professional guitarists about Shawn's amazing dexterity and speed. Virtuoso’s such as George Lynch, Kirk Hammet, Paul Gilbert, Greg Howe and more saw him live or on tape and said that they couldn't believe what they saw and heard, and apparently guitarist Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top fell of his chair in awe when watching Shawn live! After playing with Jazz icons Frank Gambale and Bret Garsed on MVP’s Centrifugal Funk album, Shawn got on the Warner Bros. Label and released his debut instrumental album Powers of Ten in 1992.
   Now if you are a fan of Shawn Lane from seeing videos of him on Youtube (If you haven’t, check it out), chances are you either like/love Jazz or you are guitarist who is interested in seeing what this guy’s music sounded like. Well this album will satisfy any person who fits in either of those two categories, as it is rich in melody to keep the Jazz enthusiast happy and enough warp speed guitar licks for the guitar shredder to shout “NO WAY!” loud enough for everyone to hear.
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Angelica - Rock & Opera Unite

Artist: Various Artists
Album: Angelica - Rock And Opera Unite
Year: 1997
Genre: Instrumantal, Classics
Format: VBR 224 kbps mp3
1. Clif Magness - O Mio Babbino Caro
2. David Foster - Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
3. Clif Magness - Un Bel Di
4. Steve Vai - Der Holle Rache (Queen Of The Night)
5. Clif Magness - Io Son L'Umile Ancella
6. Eric Johnson - Ave Maria
7. Steve Stevens - Caro Nome
8. Julia Bonilla - O Divine Redeemer
9. Rebecca Semrau - O Soave Fanciulla
10. Julia Bonilla - Panis Angelicus
11. Dweezil Zappa - Quando M'En Vo (Mussetta's Waltz)


Planet X

Artist: Planet X
Album: Planet X
Year: 1999
Genre: Progressive Instrumental
Format: 192 kbps mp3
1. Atlantis part 1. "apocalypse 1470 b.c." (6:59)
2. Atlantis part 2. "sea of antiquity" (4:18)
3. Atlantis part 3. "lost island" (5:38)
4. Crab nebulae (4:07)
5. Box (5:05)
6. Money shot (4:26)
7. Day in the sun (4:58)
8. State of delirium (2:48)
9. Space martini (3:47)
10. Brunei babylon (5:39)


5 авг. 2010 г.

Buckethead - Forensic Follies

Artist: Buckethead
Album: Forensic Follies
Year: 2009
Genre: Guitar Instrumental, Avant-Garde
Format: 256 kbps mp3

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1. Forensic Follies (3:54)
2. A-Cycle Light-Ray Cannons (6:24)
3. Splinter in a Slunk's Eye (5:34)
4. Under Sea Scalp (2:52)
5. Whirlwind (3:35)
6. Plunger (3:06)
7. Trunk of the Tree (2:02)
8. Slunk Shrine (2:11)
9. Open Coffin Jamboree (3:16)
10. (I'll Be) Taking Care of Grampa (2:36)
11. Three Headed Troll (2:23)
12. Splinter Dissection (2:12)
13. Mannequin Molds (2:40)

   Forensic Follies is the twenty-seventh solo album by avant-garde guitarist Buckethead, and the sixth album to be originally released on tour, first being sold at Buckethead's May 2009 concerts.
   It is another album from the Dan Monti production line, and has a similar sound to the more recent releases.
   This album consists mainly of guitar playing over backing tracks from previous albums, e.g. "Slunk Shrine" uses the drum track from "Gigan" off the album The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock, while other songs feature sounds from Buckethead's album Slaughterhouse on the Prairie.


4 авг. 2010 г.

Guitar Battle

Artist: Variuos Artists
Album: Guitar Battle
Year: 1997
Genre: Guitar Instrumental, Progressive Instrumental
Format: 192 kbps mp3
1. Train Kept A Rollin'
featuring: Al Pitrelli, George Lynch, Michael Lee Firkins, Reb Beach, Steve Morse.
2. Something
featuring: Al Pitrelli, Brad Gillis, John Petrucci, Michael Lee Firkins, Reb Beach, Steve Morse.
3. Memphis
featuring: Al Pitrelli, Andy Timmons, Brad Gillis, Michael Lee Firkins, Steve Morse.
4. Purple Rain
featuring: Al Pitrelli, Andy Timmons, Brad Gillis, John Petrucci.
5. Mambo King
featuring: Al Pitrelli, Andy Timmons, Brad Gillis, Reb Beach.
6. Birdland
featuring: Al Pitrelli, George Lynch, John Petrucci, Michael Lee Firkins, Reb Beach.


Freak Kitchen - Land Of The Freaks

Artist: Freak Kitchen
Album: Land Of The Freaks
Year: 2009
Genre: Alternative Rock, 'Freak'
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. God Save The Spleen (4:30)
2. Hip Hip Hoorah (4:40)
3. Teargas Jazz (5:41)
4. Sick Death By Hypochondria (3:59)
5. OK (3:46)
6. Honey You're A Nazi (4:21)
7. The Only Way (3:20)
8. Murder Groupie (4:44)
9. The Smell Of Time (3:26)
10. One Last Dance (4:09)
11. Do Not Disturb (3:01)
12. Clean It Up (3:45)

Land of the Freaks, the seventh Freak Kitchen album, shows a band hungry, energetic and determined to break new ground! With vivid South Indian carnatic influences Mattias, Bjцrn and Chris go where no metal band has gone before, combining breathtaking rhythm structures with top-notch song-writing over tonality unheard of in metal music. Featuring Radhakrishna on double-violin and V. Selvaganesh on kanjeera, it's a milestone in the band's recording history.


3 авг. 2010 г.

Allan Holdsworth - Blues For Tony (Live)

Artist: Allan Holdsworth
Album: Blues For Tony (live)
Year: 2009
Genre: Instrumental, Jazz, Fusion
Format: 320 kbps mp3
01 - Blues for Tony (11:12)
02 - The Fifth (8:58)
03 - It Must Be Jazz (8:38)
04 - Fred (9:55)
05 - Guitar Intro (3:34)
06 - Pud Wud (9:59)
01 - Looking Glass (10:06)
02 - To Jaki George and Thad (4:50)
03 - San Michele (11:30)
04 - Protocosmos (5:45)
05 - Red Alert (5:49)

When drummer Tony Williams died of a heart attack on February 23, 1997, at the relatively young age of 51, it was a tremendous loss for straight-ahead post-bop and hard bop as well as for fusion. Williams had numerous acoustic jazz credentials (including his contributions to Miles Davis' legendary mid-‘60s quartet), and his band Lifetime was one of the most important fusion outfits of the ‘70s. The late drummer's fusion side is what electric guitarist Allan Holdsworth, electric bassist Jimmy Haslip (of Yellowjackets fame), keyboardist Alan Pasqua and drummer Chad Wackerman pay tribute to on Blues for Tony, an excellent two-CD set that was recorded live in 2007. Forming a quartet, the improvisers remember Williams not by trying to sound like a carbon copy of Lifetime, but rather, by celebrating the overall spirit of Williams' fusion output. Holdsworth, in fact, worked with Williams when he replaced John McLaughlin as Lifetime's guitarist in 1975; it was a brief association (Holdsworth left Lifetime the following year), although certainly a noteworthy one. And like Lifetime, this quartet (which performs mostly material by Holdsworth and Pasqua) demonstrates that being influenced by rock and funk and making extensive use of electric instruments doesn't mean that a group cannot maintain a jazz mentality. In fact, Blues for Tony thrives on a jazz mentality. Improvisation and spontaneity prevail, and even though Blues for Tony is by no means straight-ahead acoustic jazz, the quartet's amplified performances can easily be described as "the sound of surprise" (to borrow a term coined by the late jazz critic Whitney Balliett). These performances underscore the fact that--contrary to what myopic jazz purists and bop snobs would have us believe--fusion is not pseudo-jazz. Fusion is authentic jazz, but it's authentic jazz for people who also appreciate rock and funk. Blues for Tony is an album that fusion lovers shouldn't miss.

Review by Alex Henderson


Michael Angelo Battio - Hands Without Shadows 2 - Voices

Artist: Michael Angelo Battio
Album: Hands Without Shadows 2 - Voices
Year: 2009
Genre: Guitar Instrumental, Shred, Metal, Virtuoso
Format: 320 kbps mp3

1. Dial in that Frequency (0:24)
2. Tribute to Dimebag (7:36)
3. Clapton Is God (6:04)
4. Metallica Rules (8:40)
5. Evh (7:59)
6. Symphony of Destruction (6:43)
7. For Jimi: All Along the Watchtower (5:40)
8. Tribute to Randy 2: You Can't Kill Rock and Roll (3:53)
9. On The Double (3:31)
10. MAB Forum Shreddathon (9:46)


Guthrie Govan - Erotic Cakes

Artist: Guthrie Govan
Album: Erotic Cakes
Year: 2006
Genre: Guitar Instrumental, Shred, Virtuoso
Format: 320 kbps mp3

1. Waves (5:08)
2. Erotic Cakes (3:50)
3. Wonderful Slippery Thing (3:20)
4. Ner Ner (7:59)
5. Fives (4:36)
6. Uncle Skunk (5:29)
7. Sevens (5:57)
8. Eric (5:05)
9. Slidey Boy (4:35)
10. Rhode Island Shred (2:18)
11. Hangover (6:32)


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