Monday, 30 August 2010

Nova Menco - Gypsy Fusion 1997

Genre: New Age, Flamenco
Format: ape + cue + log
Released: 1997
Baja / TSR

Nova Menco - a quintet of brothers Hanna, performing songs in the style of flamenco. In 1987 the brothers began gostrolirovat Europe and immediately gained the attention of listeners.
In 1995 the quintet moved from Spain to the U.S. (San Diego) and concluding with kotrakt TSR Records album recorded in 1997, Gypsy Fusion, and a year later, Flight to Paradise. In 2001, releasing an album Fortune Teller.
With successful tours with concerts in many countries of the world.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer - The Melody of Rhythm (2009)

Genre: Jazz/Classical, Classical, Fusion
Format: flac + cue + log
Released: 2009
Koch Records

Multiple Grammy award winning banjo player Bela Fleck, MacArthur "genius grant" double bassist Edgar Meyer, and international Indian percussion star Zakir Hussain collaborate on the new CD "The Melody of Rhythm," a combination of Western and Indian classical and American roots music.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Neil Zaza - When Gravity Fails 2006

Genre: Instrumental Rock
Format: ape + cue + log
Released: 2006
Melodik Records

Anyone that is familiar with Zaza’s work will know that his work is a near perfect marriage of melody and flash and "When Gravity Fails" is perhaps his ultimate exercise yet in this art form. "When Gravity Fails” is a superb instrumental album. I defy anyone to listen to this album and not be blown away. Zaza really has come up with an ace with this record, and whilst "Melodica" was a very good album, ‘”When Gravity Fails” can be considered to this point Zaza’s magnum opus. Stylistically it has all the right ingredients, yet there is an element of passion here that is often missing from instrumental works even from the perceived big name instrumental market leaders. On the basis of this album (not to mention Zaza’s back catalogue), Neil Zaza deserves to be at the very top of the guitar elite....

Friday, 20 August 2010

MVP - Truth In Shredding (1990)

Genre: Fusion
Format: flac + cue + log
Released: 1990
Tone Center

MVP stands for the Mark Varney Project. He has been a longtime recruiter of guitar speed demons such as Yngwie Malmsteen and Tony Macalpine. Here he brings together accomplished and established players. It is a very intense fusionrecording that can be an intimidating listen both in terms of technique and the consistent intensity maintained throughout. The metal-influenced Frank Gambale is one of the pioneers of the sweep-picking technique that allows him to generate mind-numbing speed. Allan Holdsworth proves a good counterpoint, as his unique approach also produces lightning-quick runs. Guitar fans, especially the younger crowd, will appreciate the extended solos and lack of any commercial hooks here. It is basically a blowing date; however, it pales in comparison to a jazz blowing date because the players quickly run out of ideas and continuously revert back to familiar territory....