Morten Faerestrand,Frank Gambale: Element - blistering

A blistering bit of fusion from Morten Faerestrand featuring the soloing talents of Frank Gambale too!

Morten Faerestrand:
Metal meets Jazz in 7/4 guitar extravaganca! Insane guest solo by Frank Gambale, the one and only!

Element (feat.Frank Gambale).mov

plus this great solo too!

Morten Faerestrand:
When I first started playing guitar I spent the first five years learning to play fast.
Then I spent the next 15 years learning to play slow.
Just recently I figured it was time to try and do both.

What I like:

1. I love Pat Metheny Group, the dreamy sound and beautiful melodies. But I also like playing with distortion, having the guitar scream and not only be beautiful.

2. I also love the guitarplaying of Steve Vai, Jeff Beck, Frank Gambale and Scott Henderson. I thought, If I could put some of that energy into my melodic music that would be a nice combination.

3. I like a lot of hard metal too, the raw energy of it.

4. I like melodies. And soundscapes that are somewhat fresh and original. It can be a rock band, with heavy drums and guitars and all, but I like something else to be in there also. Strings, horns, glockenspiel, flutes... something, just to breathe some air into it.

5. I love Jazz. John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Elvin Jhones... the list is long! This music is with me no matter what I do in Life.

6. Last, but now least, I totally dig virtuosity and unlimited musicality! To listen to a soloist that seems to have no limits in how high he can built intensity. And having a band that can follow, taking a piece of music - ANYWHERE.

Yeah I heard (practicing).mov