Friday, 1 January 2016

Joe Chawki, Hodge Gjonbalaj: Universal Moment - Nazar - track from one of my albums of 2015

Universal Moment, opens with synth sequencers that reminds me of some sort of early Tangerine Dream... that is until that classic Chawki swirling guitar kicks in. You are left in no doubt that this is going to be yet another melodic guitar laden composition, blazing soloing, at light speed, but infused with sequenced, synthesized rhythmic beats. Chordal guitar, clean picking, all great stuff indeed, and increasing in intensity with repeated listening.

The first tin-foil phonograph developed by Thomas Edison was made In New Jersey... it was crude, but it proved that sound could be recorded and played back. Thomas Edison had phonograph demonstrations and became world-renowned as the "Wizard of Menlo Park" for this invention. Indeed, my life would not be the same without the ability to listen to copious amounts of music.

Music as a medium has come along way since those early days in New Jersey, but it is now, more than ever, that independent free thinking musical artists needs our support... so I ask you to join with me and as I heartily recommend this album... all you need to do is the right thing and grab yourself a copy... I'm sure you won't regret it... New Jersey's state motto is "'Liberty and Prosperity"... Joe brings plenty of musical "Liberty" so let's hope this album, with your support, brings plenty of "Prosperity."...

Joe Chawki: Nazar

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Joe Chawki, Hodge Gjonbalaj: Universal Moment - Nazar - track from one of my albums of 2015

Samuli Federley: Reach for the stars, guest solo for Imperium

I made a guest appearance on the Imperium's latest album (2016). I got to play some good power metal and had really good time with it. I hope you like the solo and buy the album.

Samuli Federley - Reach for the stars, solo (Imperium)

News: Competition to win a place at the upcoming Guitar Gods Festival 2016

Guitar Gods Festival is the ultimate rock party – with cold drinks, tropical beaches, and a star-studded lineup filled to the brim with rock legends, what more could you ask for?

Set in the North Beach Bandshell - an open-air amphitheater surrounded by the palm trees and golden sands of Miami Beach - Guitar Gods Festival will be a true celebration of rock guitar. The centerpiece of the Guitar Gods Festival is the online competition, where budding artists will duke it out to determine the next Guitar God. The contest is open to all acoustic and electric guitar players of any age, whether they be soloists, duos, or full bands – anything goes as long as there’s a guitarist. The submissions will be voted on by fans and an all-star panel of judges, with eight performers being selected to perform at the event on February 19th, and one lucky performer winning an all-expenses paid cabin and a performance slot on the Axes & Anchors cruise - as well as a lot of cool gear from our sponsors! The Guitar Gods Festival will also will feature performances by Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, and Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden, with more performers to be announced.

What are you waiting for?

Janne Nieminen, Emil Pohjalainen: happy shredding new year!!

Artist: Janne Nieminen & Emil Pohjalainen

im Janne nieminen from finland . i mostly listen music everyday and practice guitar 6 hours everyday. im small guy and i have great sense of humor . i have been playing guitar something like 10 years and im self taught guitar player. Emil: im 30 years old shredaholic from finland too. i've played guitar for 17 years and been active in several bands for like 10 years or something. i've had some luck to get to tour with some of my idols symphony x, nevermore and wintersun, done +100 shows outside of finland and played on seven albums released by labels etc, but never had a real instrumental band before this new one we just put up with Janne. when i was younger i always dreamt of playing true guitar music like Jason becker,Vinnie moore and of course mr. Yngwie Malmsteen and then later after getting so involved and spending so many years with ''normal'' bands the dream was kind of in a way forgotten a bit, now when Janne contacted me and i asked him the chance to join forces with him the dream woke p, clearer than ever! Now i cant wait to get this thing going !

GUITAR GODS - Janne Nieminen & Emil Pohjalainen