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3.73 | 19 ratings

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r b-j
5 stars as a middle-aged american male who came of age in the 70s (and who's not excited by screechy lead guitarists like Vai or Satriani), i fell in love with nearly every track of Aerial View the first time i heard it. and was disappointed that it was out of print. so i had to look for it on the internet (eBay, i think, but i don't recall). i had the first Gamalon album (as vinyl) but was not that excited by it, but Aerial View was *much* more exciting in my opinion. as an electric guitar ballad, i must say that Lena is simply a masterpiece, and i would consider the guitarist/composer, George Puleo, to be a world-class musical visionary. i like all of the tracks from 2 to 8. these guys are a little bright and trebly (rather than dark and bassy), but they don't sound to me like Van Halen or whatever 80s "heavy metal", nor like the Zepplin, or Sabbath (the 70s "heavy metal"). they are also very clean and tight. every note is played carefully and exactly. this music is all of visceral, edgy, and cerebral. so it feeds multiple senses, from intricate licks inside unpredictable and fresh key changes resolving to satisfying crashing power chords. i didn't like all of the tracks but Lena and U.F.O. alone are worth buying the CD.
r b-j | 5/5 |


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