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Holdsworth is the SynthAxe man. It's a very uniquely rewarding listening experience. It amazes that just because something like the guitar voicing might not perfectly suit AH, something as superb as THEN! AH, please listen up man! We love ya man!! Let more of these "hidden away" "not-so-perfect" archival releases come to light.
You are the fusion man AH! Also, of course the rest of the band was awesome, awesome, awesome. Johnson and Husband equal bliss beats in Mac Man - Allan Holdsworth - Against The Clock: The Best Of Allan Holdsworth (CD) and grace. Chris Hoard and Derek Wilson, thanks again for offering us this! I know this took years of work to nudge AH into seeing it as a worthwhile release. Do tell, Allan -- this sucker kicks! Do it again!
It was refreshing to hear Holdsworth get funked up and get in a rockin' groove thang for a change on many cuts. His guitar tone seemed bigger -- perhaps augmented in places with some background triggered synth-echo delays and textures. Jens Johansson was outstanding in his mosaic of keyboard styles and voicings. He nearly duplicates that signature Holdsworthian lead phrasing. An expertly interwoven Mac Man - Allan Holdsworth - Against The Clock: The Best Of Allan Holdsworth (CD) of sound and rhythm is present.
Great jazz-rock fusion happens here. An intensity propels this musical meeting. Latter-day Mahavishnu Orchestra bassist Jonas Hellborg has collaborated with the Johansson brothers as well. Simply put, herein lies vast versatility. Invite guitar genius and innovator Allan Holdsworth over to jam and you spark unforgettable fireworks of furious fusion. Holdsworth fans, this is a must. Rockers and jazz-rock fusionists alike will delight in this recording. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved.
Please consider supporting us by giving monthly PayPal donations and help keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever. In addition he is an Mac Man - Allan Holdsworth - Against The Clock: The Best Of Allan Holdsworth (CD) fan of the guitar synthesiser.
It was guitar-like with sets of strings and other onboard controls that allowed the triggering playing of synthesizers. What was unique was Mac Man - Allan Holdsworth - Against The Clock: The Best Of Allan Holdsworth (CD) guitarists could therefore play a synthesizer without needing a great amount of keyboard expertise. Holdsworth has always sought a horn-like voicing with the ability to manipulate a note in a myriad of ways.
The SynthAxe sounds more like a keyboard than a guitar. It has a wider sound spectrum than keyboards and in Mac Man - Allan Holdsworth - Against The Clock: The Best Of Allan Holdsworth (CD) release you will hear a myriad of synthscapes and effects.
This release offered a semi-progressive symphonic element and served to ever stretch the boundaries of jazz fusion. Beautiful female vocals in one song framed by surrealistic visual musicks of the SynthAxe and keyboardy leads by Holdsworth may have turned guitar fans off, but this effort is clear evidence of the genius Holdsworth was demonstrating release after release. And as expected, Holdsworth continued to strive for that reed voicing and phrasing on his guitar solos, which merely pushed him to his best.
Berwell 07 — All Our Yesterdays. Guitar fans might be a little put off by the sounds and textures of the synthaxe, which allows for a guitarist to subvert its limited range of tones and colors for rounded off keyboard sounds and warm textural aspects. In place is a near keyboard sound played in the same way he plays guitar. The rhythm section of bassist Jimmy Johnson a killer electric jazz bassist who has also played with Percy Jones and Brand X and drummer Gary Husband are more than equal to the task of accompaniment, and, in fact, are creative foils for Holdsworth, who allows his sidemen plenty of room to shine — also unlike many of his earlier projects.
Is Sand the mark of a new contentment and refined aesthetic for Holdsworth? Only time will, but it is safe to say that this is one of his most innovative and texturally beautiful to date. Holdsworth actually plays both instruments at a world-class level, setting an almost unreachable technical standard for aspiring rock, jazz, and fusion players.
Keyboards are provided not only by Steve Hunt, but also by both Wackerman and Husband. Husband in particular demonstrates that his facility on the keyboards is equal to his skill on the drums. Mistakes in judgment aside, there is something formless about this album, something that blurs the tracks together in a meaningless way. Holdsworth has always been more of a distinctive than a strong composer, and the batch of tunes that he contributes here is not very compelling.
This is not to say that there is not meaningful music on Wardenclyffe Tower, because there is.
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