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THE JOY OF MOLYBDENUM

Trey Gunn

 

Eclectic Prog

3.89 | 20 ratings

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weaverinhisweb
4 stars This album is VERY similar to what you would hear on a ProjeKct album. The only differance is that this music is alot more organized, more ethnically diverse, and alot easier on the ears.

I'm a huge fan of Crimson, but I have to admit that the Projekcts were awefully hard to listen too. It was incredibly chaotic, but it had its moments of incredibly beauty and awesome sound. This album takes those awesome, beautifull moments and eliminates the chaotic improv.

The Warr touch guitar is one of the most fasctinating instruments ever made. Trey Gunn is a master of using this instrument to its fullest potential. He weaves intricate bass lines and plays wonderfully beautifull solos simultaneously. There are plenty of Frippertronics and you can detect quite a few moments where Robert Fripp's talent has influenced Trey's style.

Along with the intricate melodies that Trey Gunn composes, the other two band members contribute quite a bit of interesting music. The drums and percussion have alot of African influences and it creates a very cool blend with the occasional middle eastern guitar lines from Tony Geballe.

The album starts off with alot of creativity and there are tons of spots where you just sit in awe wondering "How can they come up with stuff that sounds this good?". Then with each song, the album grows more and more interesting. This is afantastic album that gets better and better with each listen. I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys instrumental music, Robert Fripp, or King Crimson. This is deffinately worth checking out. If you have never heard Trey Gunn's work, this is the best place to hear him. You won't be disappointed.

It's somewhat hard to find, but you can order the album off of Trey Gunn's website for a reasonable price.

weaverinhisweb | 4/5 |

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