Mark Wingfield – Tales from The Dreaming City Music Review
Mark Wingfield is just such a wizard. He strives to use extended vibrato to give his notes a wavering human voice quality that bridges the gap between the sometimes cold perfectionism that some shredders use and the inviting warmth that is at the root of accessibility. Just giving the audience finger gymnastics is not going to get it done in this day and age.
It’s also more than just note selection, exposing fresh nuance in both melody and tone is not easy with ...
Dewa Budjana – Zentuary Album Review
It also highlights how effective a band leader Budjana is as he coaxes some amazing performances from his fellow contributors. Takes the guitar work from guest ax man Guthrie Govan. Govan steps way outside his pyrotechnical Aristocrats wrangling and delivers a rubbery tone poem so drenched in selective emotions it’s remarkable. Elsewhere Danny Markovich breathes life into his woodwind with some unison playing that lock steps on the road to nirvana.
The backing ...
John Frusciante – The Empyrean Album Review
One of the most outstanding qualities of Frusciante's playing in the Chili Peppers is that even with the amazing facility he has on guitar, he never lets his playing degrade into mere histrionics. He keeps it earthy and real. With his solo stuff he tends to stray into the spacey and ethereal. So for fans with only the Peppers as reference, this isn't an easy work.
This latest solo project is a concept album of sorts and in John's own words can be described as such "The Empyrean is a ...