Sunday, 16 October 2016

Stefano Gallo: Extreme Neoclassical (Muris Varajic)

Hi guys! This was a warm up, but i liked and now i've post it on yt. Hope you like it!!

Extreme Neoclassical (Muris Varajic)- Stefano Gallo

The Reverend KM Williams: Texas Blues Guitarist Proves That He’s The Real Deal On A Brand New Album

Texas Blues Guitarist REVEREND KM WILLIAMS Proves That He’s The Real Deal On A Brand New Album

Los Angeles, CA - The Reverend KM Williams is a true blues genius and a fast rising star in old school Texas Boogie Blues, carrying on the traditions of the great Texas bluesmen such as Lightnin’ Hopkins and Blind Lemon Jefferson. Raised in Red River county of East TX, Williams played his very first guitar licks as a mere toddler sitting in the lap of the great Elmore James. From that auspicious beginning, Williams built his musical chops in church performances steeped in gospel and R&B. Though he plays several kinds of guitar, the most distinctive instrument in his arsenal is an electrified Diddley bow, a fretless one-string instrument that has its origins in African slaves who fashioned a string of bailing wire to a wood plank and a hallowed out gourd, which when played with a bottle produced the familiar sounds of a blues slide guitar. You can hear both the Diddley bow and Williams’s distinctive baritone voice on his newest album, The Real Deal Blues, set to be released on October 14 by Cleopatra Blues. Williams enthusiastically proclaims that this album is “a totally unique blues recording that is both very modern and retro at the same time. This is the most amazing CD I have ever done!”

Williams is also the subject of “The Real Deal Blues,” an extraordinary new short film. Shot by Jay Gillian in the Deep Ellum area of Dallas, a historic blues district where Blind Lemon himself used to busk, this documentary tells Williams’s story while simultaneously telling the story of Texas blues through narration as well as electrifying performances of Williams and his band members, including drummer Washboard Jackson and Blues Music Award-winning harmonicist Deacon Jeff Stone. True to the blues tradition, the stages are modest, sparse, with nary a dance choreographer, Marshal stack or pyrotechnic in sight, yet the performances are no less riveting. This is authentic blues music played with passion and purpose. As Williams himself puts it, “If you want to make money, you need to become a pop musician, not a blues musician. This music is about life and it’s about feeling and about expressing those feelings and having people digging what your doing.”

Watch the “The Real Deal Blues” documentary here:

Track List:
1. Baby, Please Come Home
2. The Runaway Blues
3. Ring In My Pocket
4. Highway 666
5. You Got Me Shakin'
6. Bad Boy Blues
7. Shoulda Left This Town Blues
8. Haunted House
9. On My Way To Muskogee
10. That's Why My Baby's Feelin' Blue
11. The Witch Queen Of New Orleans
12. Working Man Blues
13. I Need A Woman To Cure My Blues
14. The Funeral Blues
15. Bad Boy Blues (Acoustic Version)

Buy the CD:
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Mike Tillotson: The End Of The Optimist

Well, Guitar Idol IV was such a blast I thought, why not? :P
This is an original tune I wrote for vocals a long time ago!! I revisited it last year and thought it would make a cool instrumental, if i could get the melody happening. I hope you enjoy the track, its a special one for me :)

Guitar Idol 2016 | The End Of The Optimist

Troy Van Horn: The Great Vehicle | Observatory Sermons

1. The Man With the Neutron Scalp 04:17
2. Lazlo Szombathy 03:29
3. Did I See You Limping? 04:08
4. Sundials 03:31
5. The People's Cathedral 02:11
6. Pioneer 11 08:09

The Great Vehicle | Observatory Sermons
A Space Operetta in Six Stanzas

[[Each of the scenarios described below is taking place simultaneously. Right now and always.]]

001 The Man With the Neutron Scalp

[[Neutrons carry no electrical charge; their behavior is essential to the production of nuclear power. Yuri Gagarin, the star of this song, said, "The road to the stars is steep and dangerous. (Spaceflight) isn't the work of one man or even a group of men. It is a historical process which mankind is carrying out in accordance with the natural laws of human development." As he was hurled through space, Gagarin was an analogy: As neutral, yet powerful as a subatomic particle.]]

This song nearly refused to exist. Each time "Neutron" was exported—even by them most ballin' computer we had access to—the mix became haunted by inconsistent glitches and other weirdness. (The machine was anything but "working normally.") The finished product is the result of several subatomic edits. Embedded in this track is the explosive sound of a door slamming shut in the stairwell of a Virginia Beach Sheraton. We know you people love the field recordings. Internal notes about this song make reference to "the Prong section" and "the Queens of the Stone Age riff." Please try to identify these sections in the interest of mental dexterity.

002 Lazlo Szombathy

[[Lazlo Szombathy is a peripheral character in the Kurt Vonnegut novel Mother Night, whose inclusion was a nod to the interconnectedness of all actions. Watch what you're doing: We are all peripheral characters in the Novel of the Galaxy.]]

Wherein Betse Ellis makes the Kansas and Mahavishnu Orchestra dreams of those who have such things come true. That's the main melody there in the acoustic intro, reharmonized a fifth lower. We know you people love reharmonization. The melody at 1:54 originated as sort of a guitar placeholder, then took on a most macabre flavor when doubled by Betse. The song is in 7/8, but contains exactly one measure of 8/8. Can you spot it? Do you care?

003 Did I See You Limping?

[[Things can get a little perilous down around the gantry. In fact, near Baikonur Cosmodrome, cases of "launchpad lameness" (стартовая площадка хромота) were once so common that it was easy to identify a certain grade of worker based on his gait.]]

The main riff may be considered 11/4 or 6/4 + 5/4. Or perhaps you will not consider it at all. For more counting, the section at 1:27 has 5/8 and 8/8 going on over drums in 5/4. Let's boogie. Additional nuts & bolts: Note how the harmony guitars that enter at 3:24 foretell the drum pattern at 3:29.

004 Sundials

[[So long as a planet rotates on its axis, sundials operate the same regardless of the star supplying the light. The sundials in question happen to be on EPIC 201637175b, an exoplanet orbiting the red dwarf K2-22. This destination is 734 light years from Earth, but due to the nature of this story, listeners there are currently receiving.]]

This piece has undergone many revisions of arrangement, concept, and title. It started as a memorial to a departed friend, then took on more meaning and dedications as more friends departed. Enough with that bullshit, people. This is our first song to feature a ship's bell. (We know how you people ... oh, forget it.)

005 The People's Cathedral

[[By its strictest definition, a cathedral is a very specific religious edifice. In the scope of the Observatory Sermons legend, a cathedral is any space in which the Invocation of the Bald Chemist is being observed. This may include a frozen warehouse, near a tree, or aboard the Chinese Shenzhou 5 reentry capsule.]]

It's the title track to a different release ... you know, like "Sheer Heart Attack" or "Houses of the Holy." For those interested in the schematic, "Cathedral" is built around a fairly simple 6/4 over 4/4 polyrhythm. Just don't try to listen to the opposite part when you're playing along. Also, the bass and guitar are playing the same repeating pattern, but offset by three notes.

006 Pioneer 11

[[NASA ceased communicating with the exploratory spacecraft Pioneer 11 on September 30, 1995. But it's still out there, a ghost ship heading toward Lambda Aquila, a star it will encounter in about four million years. Hitch a ride on that great vehicle.]]

"Pioneer" is The Great Vehicle's longest, most spacious piece. The guitars are tuned, low-to-high, DADFCE, or what you might think of as open Dm9. Y'know, if you wish to do a cover.
The free-form middle section was harvested from the defunct Great Vehicle song "23/24 of Something." It was conceived as a cross between musique concrète and a Calder mobile, and may or may not accidentally owe something to "Cygnus X-1" by Rush (probably don't mention that to Gregg) or possibly "The Grand Vizier's Garden Party" by Pink Floyd (definitely don't mention that to Gregg).

The players:
Mason Fann - Bass, fractional wave mutilation
Gregg Todt - Drums, percussion, baritone strangulation
Troy Van Horn - Guitar, percussion

Also featuring:
Betse Ellis - Violin (or is it Fiddle?)
The Tuvan Learning Center Annex Singers - Singing

Produced by The Great Vehicle
Recorded at #Industries
Basic tracks engineered by Paul Marchman
Additional recording at The Prussian Film Commission

Thanks to:
Paul Marchman, Betse Ellis, Joey "Boatswain" Hamm, Jason Brown, Mike "Whoof" Stover, Rex Woodwind, Robert Crypt, the late Cozy Powell's leather gauntlets, North Tunnel Whitespace Math

Cover art: Some unsigned thrift store painting that hangs in Troy's house.

Gear geek data:

Guitar sounds:
1974 Fender Stratocaster, 2006 Gibson Les Paul Studio, '00s Michael Kelly Patriot Hot Rod, 1982 Gibson Marauder, '70s Opus XX acoustic, 2005 Gibson SG Standard, FrankenBaritone (Fender Jaguar body with Danelectro neck), Peavey Power Slide (all strings tuned to A), Scarlett custom 50 watt guitar head, Marshall 4x12 cabinet, '70s Fender Pro Reverb, 2005 Vox AC30, slide ... Craftsman 11/16 socket

Bass sounds:
1974 Fender Jazz Bass modified with DiMarzio P-bass pickup in neck, original J's in humbucker configuration in bridge with series/parallel switching (custom candy apple red finish ,once owned by member of The Commodores ... for extra fucking vibes), 1995 American Fender P-Bass with custom wound Scarlett pickup in tobacco burst finish, Clayton Acetal standard 1.00mm picks (clear), 1972 Ampeg B15S, Scarlett 200 watt White Knight head into fearFul designed DIY 15/6 + fearFul designed DIY 15.

Bass pedal chain: Boss TU-2>Joyo Ultimate Overdrive> Boss LS-2 (A loop) EHX MicroPog>1972 EHX Big Muff fuzz>Boss PS-3>Dunlop 105Q bass wah>Boss RV-3> (A output) -> Ampeg (B output) Dunlop TS-1 tremolo>Akai Headrush E2 ->Scarlett

Drum sounds:
Ludwig Green Sparkle John Bonham kit - 26 x 14" kick drum, 14 x 10" rack tom and 16 x 16" and 18 x 16" floor toms, Yamaha Tour Custom snare 14 x 8", whatever cymbals were laying around not broken, Blue Rhino propane tank (empty) (we suppose).

Bebot Theremin App played on iPhone6S through Scarlett head
released October 14, 2016

Per Nilsson: interview with Scar Symmetry guitar maestro

Per Nilsson from Scar Symmetry talks about upcoming album, new band members, answers questions from Japanese fans and more.
The interview was filmed at The Haven in Winter Park, FL before the band's first show of US tour on September 8th, 2016

Scar Symmetry/Per Nilsson interview 日本語字幕付き with Echo 9-8-2016

Paul Gilbert: Massive Medley - Hybrydy Warsaw 2016

Paul Gilbert concert in Hybrydy Club, Warsaw Poland 14.10.2016.
I can destroy world tour 2016.
First song played by Paul.

Paul Gilbert - Massive Medley (Scarified and other song in 1) Live Hybrydy Warsaw 14.10.16

Gerald Gradwohl: RAW - new album available now

Gerald Gradwohl: RAW

Gerald Gradwohl (guitar); Jojo Lackner (bass); Harald Tanschek (drums); Thomas Kugi (sax)

Gerald Gradwohl's musical development with his band the GG group is being followed world-wide, no doubt because of his uniquely expressive virtuose guitar playing, cutting edge compositions, and the high level of musicality his band exhibits, thus for years now placing him at the forefront of the international fusion guitarist scene.

There's no need for him to think methodically about how he should combine rock, jazz, and funk. He simply allows his artistic sensitivity to have free reign, for Gerald Gradwohl thinks, feels and is fusion.

His instrumental work and the compositions breathe as one, and the rock and funk phrasing combined with jazz harmonies are built upon deep earthy grooves, reaching their pinnacle with explosive improvisations.

With his new album "Raw", Gradwohl shows his ability to shape an enormous range of instrumental pieces, rich in content, with ever surprising facets, that are, at the same time a listening pleasure for the audience.

He allows his band to creatively fill the given space with their cooking " don't pin me in" mood, and masterly ability to play together - Breaking out of the mold is allowed!

Gerald Gradwohl - Raw

Thorsten Koehne: Eden's Curse - are today celebrating the release of their fifth studio album 'Cardinal'


Multinational Melodic Metal act Eden's Curse are today celebrating the release of their fifth studio album 'Cardinal'. Released in Japan by Spiritual Beast and the rest of the world by German label AFM Records, 'Cardinal' marks the band's first studio release with John Clelland (Drums) and Chrism (Keys).

Eden's Curse - Sell Your Soul (2016) // official clip // AFM Records

Syu Merupakan: first instrumental solo album "YOU PLAY HARD!" Announced!!

Disc: 1
10. ENDLESS STORY (GALNERYUS) (all 10 songs will (track name is subject to change))

Product Description
Superman to lead the J-METAL phoenix GALNERYUS Syu,
first instrumental solo album "YOU PLAY HARD!" Announced!!

● attractiveness as a guitarist and composer of Syu can taste to the full extent, new of Gt instrumental album a name board birth!
● guest players in the axial members of GALNERYUS, KATSUJI to drummer (Gargoyle, the Cro-Magnons), Yasuhiro Mizuno (SABER TIGER) also participated.
● and recorded as an instrumental version of the song also new interpretation of GALNERYUS.
● to deliver the new songs newly written Syu, came to collect the hot attention from the world of guitarists "YOU PLAY HARD!" This work, which is also the culmination of the site on November 9 (Wednesday) Release!
● inclusion benefits (planned)
phrase TAB notation
· Syu original pick
[recording the song]
recording schedule all 10 songs
( track names may be subject to change)
· Jun-Ichi (Dr) ( Ex. GALNERYUS)
- KATSUJI (Dr) (From Gargoyle, The Cro-Magnons)
, Yasuhiro Mizuno (Dr) (From SABER TIGER)

Joop Wolters: Ozric Dream - JWB Bosuil Weert Netherlands 2016

Joop Wolters: Ozric Dream - JWB Bosuil Weert Netherlands 2016

livegig JWB september 17 Bosuil Weert