30 сент. 2010 г.

Nuno Bettencourt - Schizophonic

Artist: Nuno Bettencourt
Album: Schizophonic
Year: 1997
Genre:  Alternative Rock
Format: 320 kbps mp3
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1. Gravity (3:42)
2. Swollen Princess (3:11)
3. Crave (4:36)
4. What You Want (3:31)
5. Fallen Angels (3:58)
6. 2 Weeks In Dizkneelande (3:16)
7. Pursuit Of Happiness (3:28)
8. Fine By Me (3:40)
9. Karmalaa (3:25)
10. Confrontation (3:45)
11. Note On The Screen Door (4:12)
12. I Wonder (4:20)
13. Got To Have You (4:52)
14. You (4:23)
15. Severed (4:03)

   Nuno Duarte Gil Mendes Bettencourt (born September 20, 1966) is a Portuguese-American guitarist and singer-songwriter best known for his role as the lead guitarist of the Boston hard rock band Extreme whose hits include the acoustic ballads "More Than Words" and "Hole Hearted". The songs reached #1 and #4, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1991. He has since recorded a solo project called Schizophonic as well as with bands he founded including Mourning Widows, Population 1, DramaGods, The Satellite Party (headed by Jane's Addiction's former frontman and Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell), and then reunited with Extreme to record new music and tour.


29 сент. 2010 г.

Extreme - Pornograffitti

Artist: Extreme (Nuno Bettencourt)
Album: Pornograffitti
Year: 1990
Genre:  Funk Metal, Rock
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Decadence Dance (6:48)
2. Li'l Jack Horny (4:51)
3. When I'm President (4:21)
4. Get the Funk Out (4:24)
5. More than Words (5:34)
6. Money (In God We Trust) (4:11)
7. It('s a Monster) (4:24)
8. Pornograffitti (6:16)
9. When I First Kissed You (4:00)
10. Suzi (Wants Her All Day What) (3:38)
11. He-Man Woman Hater (6:16)
12. Song for Love (5:52)
13. Hole Hearted (3:36)

    Extreme's best recording displays this band's considerable talents to their best advantage, particularly those of guitarist Nuno Bettencourt and vocalist Gary Cherone (as of this writing, sounding a lot like Sammy Hagar as the current singer for Van Halen). The album's success has mainly been due to the soft-spoken hits "More Than Words" and "Hole Hearted," but there's plenty to like on this album, which explores the very general theme of love in a cynical world. Extreme had a lot on their minds when they recorded Pornograffitti, as evidenced by the songs "Decadence Dance," "When I'm President," and "Money (In God We Trust)." Aside from the aforementioned ballads and the loungey "When I First Kissed You," this album rocks out, examining serious themes with considerable humor, which prevents Extreme from ever sounding preachy or condescending.


24 сент. 2010 г.

Buckethead - KFC Skin Piles

Artist: Buckethead
Album: KFC Skin Piles
Year: 2001
Genre:  Avant-Garde, Guitar Virtuoso, Experimental Rock
Format: 320 kbps mp3

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1. B-5 (2:50)
2. A-1 (3:57)
3. A-2 (5:46)
4. A-3 (0:47)
5. A-4 (1:10)
6. B-1 (2:26)
7. B-2 (0:28)
8. B-3 (0:32)
9. B-4 (1:01)

KFC Skin Piles is the first, and so far only Extended Play released by Buckethead with the help of Extrakd and Bryan "Brain" Mantia featuring quotes, movie samples (mainly taken from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), guitar shards, and beats. It was made for DJs as a scratch and remix tool, which is why the album was never released on CD. It is currently out of print and a collector's item. "A1" features samples from Michael Jackson's "Thriller." "B2" begins with a rendition of the song "Pirate's Life for Me" previously featured on Buckethead's solo album Giant Robot and his demo tape Bucketheadland Blueprints.


23 сент. 2010 г.

Joe Bonamassa - Live From Nowhere in Particular [live]

Artist: Joe Bonamassa
Album: Live From Nowhere in Particular
Year: 2008
Genre: Guitar Virtuoso, Blues Rock
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Bridge to Better Days (5:28)
2. Walk in My Shadows (5:25)
3. So Many Roads (6:12)
4. India / Mountain Time (10:20)
5. Another Kinda Love (3:52)
6. Sloe Gin (7:22)
7. One of These Days (5:45)
1. Ball Peen Hammer (4:23)
2. If Heartaches Were Nickels (4:08)
3. Woke Up Dreaming (7:59)
4. Django / Just Got Paid (17:52)
5. High Water Everywhere (4:48)
6. Asking Around for You (7:24)
7. A New Day Yesterday / Starship Trooper / Wurm (7:50)

   Joe Bonamassa will release a double CD-set entitled Live From Nowhere In Particular on August 19, 2008. There’s fire and fervor in the music and in the persona of guitarist Joe Bonamassa and although his studio albums have been nothing less than exceptional, there’s no better way than the live performance atmosphere to demonstrate just how mesmerizing this amazing guitarist/vocalist can actually be. He's truly a fiery vocalist as well, a trait that has a lot to do with his popularity, and he belts out the lyrics with resolute passion and vigor. He’s a well-rounded musician in every way.
   Anyone familiar with
Joe Bonamassa knows the degree of respect and admiration he has for the music of yesteryear, primarily blues and rock. His renditions of the classics, such as Tull’s “A New Day Yesterday,” Yes’ “Starship Trooper,” and Alvin Lee’s “One Of These Days,” adds smiles of approval to the faces of attentive audiences the world over. It’s a crucial key to his amazing talent: fans feel that they’re listening to one of their peers, someone who feels the same passion for the music. He’s similar to the best friend you had growing up, the guy next door you’d drink beers with on Sunday afternoons while listening to vinyl records. Perhaps without even realizing the music’s classic relevance at that time, you related to it in a personal and private way.


George Lynch - Sacred Groove

Artist: George Lynch
Album: Sacred Grooves
Year: 1993
Genre:  Guitar Virtuoso, Hard Rock
Format: VBR320 kbps mp3
1. Memory Jack (1:38)
2. Love Power From The Mama Head (5:29)
3. Flesh And Blood (5:02)
4. We Don't Own This World (4:26)
5. I Will Remember (4:18)
6. The Beast Part 1 (6:54)
7. The Beast Part 2 (2:49)
8. Not Necessary Evil (5:15)
9. Cry of the Brave (5:05)
10. Tierra Del Fuego (6:03)


22 сент. 2010 г.

Joe Satriani - Additional Creations

Artist: Joe Satriani
Album: Additional Creations
Year: 2000
Genre: Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Instrumental, Guitar Rock
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Borg Sex (Radio Mix) (3:31)
2. Turkey Man (6:50)
3. Flavor Crystal 7 (Radio Mix) (3:48)
4. Until We Say Goodbye (Techno Mix) (5:30)

    This CD was included in limited batches of Engines of Creation at no extra cost and features alternate versions of Borg Sex, Flavor Crystal 7 and Until We Say Goodbye, plus a bonus track Turkey Man.


George Lynch - Will Play For Food

Artist: George Lynch
Album: Will Play For Food
Year: 2000
Genre:  Electric Guitar, Hard Rock
1. My Crowley (5:08)
2. He's a Woman She's a Man (3:27)
3. Rollin and Tumblin (4:39)
4. Billion Dollar Babies (3:57)
5. Anthem (4:14)
6. Panama (3:29)
7. Goin Down (3:35)
8. Tears of Sahara (3:50)
9. Flying High Again (4:35)
10. Paranoid (3:39)
11. Satan Shorts (7:16)
12. Train Kept A Rollin' (7:24)
13. Your Darkest Hour (5:32)
14. People Get Ready (3:11)
15. Love in Your Eyes (4:00)
16. Love Finds Away (3:36)

    Will Play For Food is a vault-type collection of recordings totalling over 70 minutes featuring many of George Lynch's guest solo spots, unused Lynch Mob tracks, and even a track recorded for the WWF ("Your Darkest Hour"). Eleven of the sixteen tracks are cover tracks, and you get to hear Mr. Scary blazing as only he can on songs by the Scorpions ("He's A Woman - She's A Man"), Ozzy ("Flying High Again", "Mr. Crowley"), Black Sabbath ("Paranoid"), and Van Halen ("Panama"), among others. Also included is the Tony MacAlpine instrumental track "Tears Of Sahara" that featured Lynch's guest solo. Another instrumental is "Satan's Shorts", a reworked Lynch Mob track, with the Mob backing up Lynch. As it says on the cover, "More classic compulations!"


21 сент. 2010 г.

Michael Lee Firkins - Decomposition

Artist: Michael Lee Firkins
Album: Decomposition
Year: 1999
Genre:  Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Instrumental, Blues Rock
Format: 256 kbps mp3
1. Still alive and well (3:40)
2. Manic depression (4:33)
3. I need you (6:48)
4. Pink Panther (4:42)
5. I know a little (3:36)
6. The window (4:21)
7. Little wing (5:42)
8. Pick up the pieces (3:40)
9. Caravan (4:46)

    Michael Lee Firkins, genuine guitar monster from America's heartland, returns with Decomposition, a tribute to many of Firkins' favorite bands and players. The CD opens with a ripping vocal cover of Rick Derringer's "Still Alive And Well" and then never lets up. "I Need You" and "I Know A Little" are covers of some of Lynyrd Skynyrd's classic live material, while Firkins applies his trademark style to instrumental versions of Jimi Hendrix' "Manic Depression" and "Little Wing". Add to that a couple of instrumentals by Henri Mancini ("Pink Panther") and Duke Ellington ("Caravan"), and a Michael Lee Firkins original ("The Window") and you've got a damn fine album from a true guitarist whose time to wail in the sun has arrived.


20 сент. 2010 г.

Joe Bonamassa - Black Rock

Artist: Joe Bonamassa
Album: Black Rock
Year: 2010
Genre: Guitar Virtuoso, Blues Rock
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Steal Your Heart Away (3:48)
2. I Know A Place (4:19)
3. When the Fire Hits the Sea (3:55)
4. Quarryman's Lament (5:22)
5. Spanish Boots (4:38)
6. Bird On A Wire (5:21)
7. Three Times a Fool (2:02)
8. Night Life (3:26)
9. Wandering EArth (4:19)
10. Look Over Yonder Wall (3:27)
11. Athens to Athens (2:26)
12. Blue and Evil (5:44)
13. Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind (4:25)


Steve Morse Band - Coast To Coast

Artist: Steve Morse / Steve Morse Band
Album: Coast To Coasts
Year: 1992
Genre:  Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Rock, Guitar Instrumental
Format: 192 kbps mp3
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1. User Friendly (3:42)
2. Collateral Damage (3:54)
3. Get It In Writing (3:52)
4. Morning Rush Hour (3:29)
5. Runaway Train (3:05)
6. Long Lost (3:35)
7. The Oz (3:19)
8. Over Easy (5:15)
9. Cabin Fever (3:49)
10. Flat Baroque (2:23)


18 сент. 2010 г.

Jonas Hellborg feat. Shawn Lane - Icon

Artist: Jonas Hellborg feat. Shawn Lane
Album:  Icons
Year: 2002
Genre:  Jazz, Ethno Jazz, Fusion
Format: 256 kbps mp3
1. Anchor - 15:02
2. Mirror - 23:20
3. Vehicle - 16:10
4. Escape - 4:46

    Jonas Hellborg is a bass guitarist with the omnivorous ears of a Don Cherry and the once-in-a-generation instrumental technique of a John McLaughlin. He is also thankfully something of an anarchist.The approach to his own instrument and choice of collaborators has seen him build a body of work consistently rewarding, sophisticated and almost entirely above genre. "Icon" continues an exploration of South Indian musical tradition. This began in earnest with Hellborg's previous collaborations with the sons of the legendary ghatam (clay pot) player "Vikku" Vinayakram (famous for his work with Shakti) and the extraordinary guitarist Shawn Lane. All appear here.Instrumental virtuosity, a practically telepathic communication between the five musicians and unorthodox composition from Hellborg and V. Selvaganesh are the order of the day. This is obvious within the first bars of "Anchor", where Hellborg coaxes microtones out of a slapped fretless acoustic bass guitar over a drone.Umamahesh's vocal proves a rhythmic counterpoint, while Shawn Lane's guitar floats over the high registers with an almost violin-like quality. Lane's shift to rhythmic chords is the cue for Selvaganesh and Umashankar on kanjeera and ghatam to drive the tune forward with stupidly fast feats of percussion. And Hellborg's solo is, well impossible. Distorted guitar, passages of rhythmic unison and a solo with a curiously vocal quality from Hellborg distinguish "Mirror".A structurally complicated piece,it hits a series of breakdowns and rhythmic swells at the nine minute mark. "Vehicle" by contrast sees deliberate, simple arpeggios and chords from Hellborg's almost lute-like bass guitar give way to beautiful runs from register to register.Lane's fluid guitar then takes on a tone something like a sarangi and the Vinayakram brothers exchange rhythms of splendid complexity. This release isa masterclass in cross-cultural collaboration.Not so much the meeting of two different traditions as the invention of a new one. Superb.

16 сент. 2010 г.

Michael Lee Firkins - Blacklight Sonatas

Artist: Michael Lee Firkins
Album:  Blacklight Sonatas
Year: 2007
Genre:  Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Instrumental, Blues Rock
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. One Big Punch (Crying Stacks) (5:41)
2. Two Guns Left (6:02)
3. Black Betty (4:08)
4. I-680 Waltz (5:19)
5. The Horse And The Fly (3:05)
6. Now's Your Time Blues (4:21)
7. Theme From Sanford And Son (The Streetbeater) (6:23)
8. Took The Words Right Outta My Mouth (4:57)
9. Blacklight Sonata (6:59)
    The great webzine Metal Temple writes about Michael Lee Firkins' 2007 "Blacklight Sonatas" CD, "It's an instrumental album with a lot of blues guitar and a cover of Ram Jam's "Black Betty", with Michael Lee Firkins testing his vocal abilities once more. This is the only dark moment in "Blacklight Sonatas" that mainly has some nice blues vibe, a lot of good guitar moments and nice mixing work in the studio. The stereo panning of the guitars is a little bit hard, with two guitars shredding at the same time at your left and right speaker with the rhythm section in the middle. The best moment is the album's title track; a sad guitar is bleeding with a bottleneck sliding to a classical music scale and a brokenhearted almost mournful melody with a glimpse of light inside. A nice compilation of blues, country riffs and solos and with a nice selection of musicians that wade in, like Thomas Pridgen, Chuck Leavell, Michael Bland and more, "Blacklight Sonatas" is the perfect listening exercise for guitarists that want to play the music that Michael Lee Firkins knows very well."


15 сент. 2010 г.

Jason Becker - Collection

Artist: Jason Becker
Album: Collection
Year: 2008
Genre:  Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Instrumental, Shred
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Rain (3:12)
2. River of Longing (5:54)
3. Images (3:45)
4. Opus Pocus (5:39)
5. Higher (5:30)
6. It's Showtime! (3:48)
7. Altituides (5:41)
8. End of the Beginning (11:43)
9. River of Longing (Reprise) (4:15)
10. Meet Me in the Morning (5:23)
11. Air (5:39)
12. Electric Prayer for Peace (11:50)
13. Mandy's Throbbing Little Heart (1:22)

    Featuring Guest Guitar Performances By Michael Lee Firkins, Marty Friedman, Greg Howe, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, gripping virtuoso guitar licks and a glimpse at history as it was being made are the meat and potatoes of Jason Becker's 2008 album, Collection. Jason Becker still has a strong desire to compose, despite paralysis from Lou Gherig's disease, and Collection CD not only contains some of Jason's favorite moments from his Shrapnel and David Lee Roth recordings, it also features three new Becker compositions, each as impressive as anything he has recorded in the past. Jason has enlisted some of the largest names in instrumental guitar music to perform the parts that he hears in his head and has as many as three guitarists per track trading off riveting performances. Collection is exactly the kind of record that Becker fans have been waiting for!


Steve Morse - Introduction

Artist: Steve Morse / Steve Morse Band
Album: Introduction
Year: 1984
Genre:  Guitar Virtuoso, Instrumental Rock
Format: 320 kbps mp3
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1. Cruise Missle
2. General Lee
3. Introduction, The
4. V. H. F. (Vertical Hair Factor)
5. On the Pipe
6. Whistle, The
7. Mountain Waltz
8. Huron River Blues Medley: Dark Water / Water Under The Bridge / Toxic Shuffle

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14 сент. 2010 г.

Steve Morse Band - Out Standing In Their Field

Artist: Steve Morse / Steve Morse Band
Album: Out Standing In Their Fields
Year: 2009
Genre:  Guitar Virtuoso, Hard Rock, Metal
Format: 320 kbps mp3
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1. Name Dropping (4:57)
2. Brink Of The Edge (4:41)
3. Here And Now And Then (5:05)
4. Relentless Encroachment (4:53)
5. John Deere Leter (4:41)
6. More To The Point (4:27)
7. Time Junction (5:14)
8. Unnamed Sources (4:29)
9. Flight Of The Osprey (3:19)
10. Baroque 'N Dreams (3:14)
11. Rising Power (Live) (9:25)
12. Name Dropping (4:57)
13. Brink Of The Edge (4:41)
14. Here And Now And Then (5:05)
15. Relentless Encroachment (4:53)
16. John Deere Leter (4:41)
17. More To The Point (4:27)
18. Time Junction (5:14)
19. Unnamed Sources (4:29)
20. Flight Of The Osprey (3:19)
21. Baroque 'N Dreams (3:14)
22. Rising Power (Live) (9:25)


10 сент. 2010 г.

Steve Vai - The Burning Bush - 2010 (VaiTunes#5)

Artist: Steve Vai
Album: The Burning Bush(VaiTunes#5)
Year: 2010
Genre:  Guitar Instrumental, Guitar Virtuoso
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. The Burning Bush


Buckethead And Friends - Enter The Chicken

Artist: Buckethead And Friends
Album: Enter The Chicken
Year: 2005
Genre:  Avant-Garde, Guitar Virtuoso, Experimental Rock

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1. Intro (0:15)
2. We Are One (4:01)
3. Botnus (3:24)
4. Three Fingers (2:58)
5. Running From The Light (4:42)
6. Coma (5:38)
7. Waiting Here (5:43)
8. Interlude (0:18)
9. Funbus (3:25)
10. The Hand (4:24)
11. Nottingham Lace (6:33)


Greg Howe / Richie Kotzen - Tilt

Artist: Greg Howe / Richie Kotzen
Album: Tilt
Year: 1995
Genre:  Progressive Fusion, Guitar Virtuoso
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Tilt (5:27)
2. Chase The Dragon (4:59)
3. Tarnished With Age (5:10)
4. Outfit (4:14)
5. Contusion (6:25)
6. I Wanna Play (5:42)
7. Seventh Place (6:26)
8. O.D. (4:52)
9. Full View (5:57)

"Tilt" features the twin talents of super guitar shredders Greg Howe and Richie Kotzen on a CD released in 1995, when it seemed Shrapnel Records was releasing a new fusion oriented CD every week. The songwriting on "Tilt" was more or less evenly divided between Howe and Kotzen, with a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Contusion" thrown in for good measure. If you're not a fan of vocal songs, don't worry about the lone vocal number "I Wanna Play" - the vocals are quite sparse - the song being dominated by funked-up guitar and clavinet. A phine phunky phusion effort pheaturing two of progressive fusion's stalwarts.


9 сент. 2010 г.

Devils Slingshot (Tony MacAlpine / Billy Sheehan / Virgil Donati) - Clinophobia

Artist: Devil's Slingshot (Tony MacAlpine / Billy Sheehan / Virgil Donati)
Album: Clinophobia
Year: 2007
Genre:  Progressive Instrumental
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Nederland (6:13)
2. Ballade de Bastille (4:05)
3. Def Bitch Blues (4:27)
4. Lay Off (4:24)
5. Injustice Line (4:24)
6. Ocean (3:24)
7. Flamed (4:11)
8. Hourglass (4:46)
9. Aerial Perspective (4:13)


Van Halen - The Best Of Both Worlds - 2004

Artist: Van Halen
Album: The Best Of Both Worlds
Year: 2004
Genre:  Guitar Virtuoso, Hard Rock
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Eruption (1:43)
2. It's About Time [#] (4:14)
3. Up for Breakfast [#] (4:56)
4. Learning to See [#] (5:15)
5. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love (3:48)
6. Finish What Ya Started (4:24)
7. You Really Got Me (2:38)
8. Dreams (4:53)
9. Hot for Teacher (4:42)
10. Poundcake (5:20)
11. And the Cradle Will Rock... (3:33)
12. Black and Blue (5:27)
13. Jump (4:03)
14. Top of the World (3:54)
15. Oh, Pretty Woman (2:53)
16. Love Walks In (5:11)
17. Beautiful Girls (3:57)
18. Can't Stop Lovin' You (4:07)
19. Unchained (3:29)
1. Panama (3:32)
2. Best of Both Worlds (4:49)
3. Jamie's Cryin' (3:30)
4. Runaround (4:20)
5. I'll Wait (4:42)
6. Why Can't This Be Love (3:48)
7. Runnin' With the Devil (3:36)
8. When It's Love (5:38)
9. Dancing in the Street (3:45)
10. Not Enough (6:48)
11. Feels So Good (4:32)
12. Right Now (5:22)
13. Everybody Wants Some!! (5:09)
14. Dance the Night Away (3:09)
15. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love [Live] (4:43)
16. Panama [Live] (6:39)
17. Jump [Live] (4:20)


Don Ross

Artist: Don Ross
Album: Don Ross
Year: 1990
Genre:  Guitar Virtuoso, Acoustic Guitar, Finger-style
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Groovy Sunflowers (3:35)
2. Zarzuela (5:39)
3. Thin Air (4:00)
4. Bluefinger (3:17)
5. Carolan's Quarrel With The Landlady/Micahel And Juliana (6:33)
6. Lucy Watusi (3:27)
7. Wall Of Glass (5:57)
8. Enka (6:03)
9. August On The Island (3:29)
10. Little Giants (4:34)


8 сент. 2010 г.

Steeler / Yngwie Malmsteen

Artist: Steeler feat. Yngwie Malmsteen
Album: Steeler
Year: 1983
Genre: Hard Rock, Metal, Guitar Legend
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Cold Day In Hell (4:17)
2. Backseat Driver (3:24)
3. No Way Out (5:18)
4. Hot On Your Heels (6:35)
5. Abduction (1:10)
6. On The Rox (2:54)
7. Down To The Wire (3:52)
8. Born To Rock (3:06)
9. Serenade (6:15)


Don Ross - Bearing Stright

Artist: Don Ross
Album: Bearing Stright
Year: 1989
Genre: Guitar Virtuoso, Acoustic Guitar, Finger-style
Format: VBR 320 kbps mp3
1. The First Ride (3:46)
2. Catherine (6:01)
3. Midnight March (5:34)
4. Silversmith (6:24)
5. That'll Be The Phone (3:45)
6. Patmos (6:58)
7. The Is--Ought Controversy (3:35)
8. Goby Fish (3:14)
9. King Street Suite (4:14)
10. Ginger and Fred (3:27)
11. In From The Cold (5:38)
12. New Aaron (7:10)
13. Slow Burn (5:50)

Don Ross is a amazing guitar player, if you never listen his musuc just watch this video! ("Michael, Michael, Michael", is dedicated to Michael Hedges, and Ross has performed straight covers of his compositions.)


7 сент. 2010 г.

Steve Vai - Underground Garden - 2010 (VaiTunes#4)

Where the Wild Things Are (2pc)

Artist: Steve Vai
Album: Underground Garden(VaiTunes#4)
Year: 2010
Genre:  Guitar Instrumental, Guitar Virtuoso
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Underground Garden


Uli Jon Roth - Transcendental Sky Guitar - 2CD

Artist: Uli Jon Roth
Album: Transcendental Sky Guitar
Year: 2000
Genre: Guitar Instrumental
Format: 320 kbps mp3
CD1 - The Phoenix:
1. Sky Overture (Roth) (8:48)
2. Rondo Alla Turca (Mozart) (2:00)
3. Sehnsucht (Chopin) (4:12)
4. Tuona E Fulmina (Vivaldi) (3:07)
5. Baba-Yaga (Mussorgskij) (5:38)
6. Earthquake (Roth) (7:51)
7. Meditation (Massenet) (4:10)
8. Paganini Paraphrase (Paganini , Roth) (1:37)
9. Fairy Dance (Mendelssohn , Roth) (3:22)
10. Beethoven Paraphrase (Beethoven , Roth) (3:24)
11. Recuerdos De La Alhambra (Tarréga) (2:30)
12. Air De Aranjuez (Rodrigo) (3:43)
CD2 - The Dragon:
1. Hiroshima (Roth) (6:44)
2. Villanova Gem (Hendrix) (5:06)
3. Voodoo Chile (Hendrix) (9:18)
4. Stormy Passage (Roth) (3:18)
5. Gypsy Czardas (Monti) (3:18)
6. Spanish Fantasy (Roth) (5:30)
7. Freeflow Gem (Roth) (7:01)
8. Scherzo Alla Paganini (Roth) (3:16)
9. Atlantis (Hendrix) (4:58)
10. Turn The Time (Roth) (5:13)
11. Event Horizon (Roth , Airey) (8:21)
12. Mighty Wing Cadenza (Roth) (5:40)
13. Air De Bach (Roth , J. S. Bach) (2:58)


Greg Howe - Five

Artist: Greg Howe
Album: Five
Year: 1996
Genre:  Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Instrumental
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Just Kiddin' (5:10)
2. Sit (5:34)
3. Three Toed Sloth (4:12)
4. The Terrace (3:52)
5. Acute (4:24)
6. Quiet Hunt (6:01)
7. Bach Mock (1:14)
8. Plush Interior (4:40)
9. Dusty Maid (4:56)
10. Skyline (5:42)

   "Five", an appropriate title for Howe's fifth Shrapnel release, was again completly recorded, produced, engineered and mixed by Greg Howe at his house. Howe even mans the drums on this one. This recording set the stage for Howe's teaming with Richie Kotzen for two releases "Tilt" and "Project". While some of the tracks are a step slower than some of the 'Allan Holdsworth on steroids' feel of some of his previous releases, there are still plenty of examples of Howe's fluid, dare-devil playing over polyrhythmic, funky, neo-bluesy rhythm beds. "Five" includes Howe's trademark shredding on exemplary tracks such as "Just Kiddin'" and "Acute". 


6 сент. 2010 г.

Steve Vai - Speed (VaiTunes#3) - 2010

Artist: Steve Vai
Album: Speed (VaiTunes#3)
Year: 2010
Genre:  Guitar Instrumental, Guitar Virtuoso
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Speed


Richie Kotzen / Greg Howe - Project

Artist: Richie Kotzen, Greg Howe
Album: Project
Year: 1997
Genre:  Fusion, Instrumental
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. One Function (5:12)
2. Retro Slow (5:28)
3. Present - Moment (4:42)
4. Trench (5:38)
5. Groove Epidemic (4:30)
6. Space (6:40)
7. Led Boots (4:36)
8. Crush (5:48)
9. Accessed (3:31)
10. Noise (6:26)


Vitalij Kuprij / Greg Howe - High Definition

Artist: Vitalij Kuprij, Greg Howe
Album: High Definition
Year: 1997
Genre:  Neo Classic, Instrumental, Guitar Virtuoso, Keyboard
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. High Definition (4:04)
2. Symphony V (7:59)
3. Divided World (6:56)
4. Excerpt from Sonata in A minor (0:53)
5. Opus I. (Theme by Paganini) (5:35)
6. Why? (8:19)
7. Parallel in Time (5:27)
8. Silent Destiny (2:13)
9. Beyond Infinity (1:54)

    "High Definition" is the heavy release in which keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij (formerly of Artension) creates a neo-classically keyboard heavy album with guitarist Greg Howe lending a hand producing and playing guitar. This recording is an extension of Kuprij's compositional and soloing skills and confirms his status as one of today's leading keyboardists in rock. Howe is no slouch here either, as he impresses with his guitar chops (going neo-classical/progressive here instead of his typical rock/fusion) and turns in blazing lead work, racing along with Kuprij at mach speed. Amazing feats of instrumental skill! 


3 сент. 2010 г.

Greg Howe - Ascend

Artist: Greg Howe
Album: Ascend
Genre: Guitar Virtuoso, Progressive Fusion
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Unlocked (6:13)
2. Tales Told (6:12)
3. Garden Of Harmony (7:03)
4. Abrupt Terminal (5:49)
5. La Villa Strangiato (9:41)
6. Maniacal (6:51)
7. Her Dance (1:31)
8. Full Throttle (6:06)

    Greg Howe's "Ascend" features more of the guitarist's trademark modern sound that seems to borrow equally from rock and jazz. The CD is a collection of progressive compositions which highlight Howe's incredible technique and melodic genius. Over the course of the 8 tracks, Howe duels with keyboard virtuoso Vitalij Kuprij in an intense progressive musical setting. For his part, Howe creates some excellent conterpoint to the furious keyboard work, revisitng a genre of music that helped to contribute to his development as a musician. "Ascend" also demonstrates Howe's skill at phrasing and an effortless use of both speed picking and smooth legato licks.


1 сент. 2010 г.

Greg Howe - Hyperacuity

Artist: Greg Howe
Album: Hyperacuity
Year: 2000
Genre: Progressive Fusion, Guitar Virtuoso,Fusion
Format: 320 kbps mp3
1. Hyperacuity (5:51)
2. Blindford Drive (6:10)
3. Order Of Down (8:31)
4. Heart Activated (5:00)
5. Receptionist (6:25)
6. Trinka (6:09)
7. I Wish (6:44)

Greg Howe's "Hyperacuity" finds the Pennsylvania based shredder delving deeper into the experimental fusion idiom, soloing over advanced rhythmic patterns and adventurous chord progressions. The tracks hearken back to Howe's first few Shrapnel releases, filled with high-tech guitarmanship and musical interplay among the trio of Howe, drummer Kevin Soffera and bassist Dale Fischer. Guitarist Prashant Aswani makes a guest appearance on acoustic guitar on "Order Of Dawn", which also opens with a 1:28 minute drum solo, courtesy of Soffera.


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