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Mattias IA Eklundh


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.39 | 10 ratings

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4 stars It was the time that MATTIAS I'A EKLUNDH in 1999,sould take a little break with his band FREAK KITCHEN and to do a solo album full of all his frenzy and crazy guitaristic ideas,because he is a monster of technique and has an unique style,that blow away even maestro STEVE VAI himself,which proudly signed the mad Swede to FAVORED NATIONS!Vai went personally to Sweden and got his signature after he listened the demo tapes of the album,he was fascinated by such crazy ideas-definitelly something totally innovative and fresh! A little madness like RON THAL-aka BUMBLEFOOT , sometimes DWEEZIL ZAPPA clues too, ,a rabid and frenzy speed and an unique guitar tone!Musically speaking,it's 200 % influenced by ZAPPA and that's why STEVE VAI got a crush for this incredible talented musician!Simple and short songs,a programmed drum machine and all the guitaristic ingredients and samples,sounds are in the hand of MATTIAS,which is stunning!This album is 100 % the fruit of one single man...and that's amazing!TIME TO BREATH with it's more than 10 minutes timing is an untypically EKLUNDH sound with it's cool and calm atmosphere,it's relaxed and quiet,but after that a new avalanche will start!Just take a look at the titles of the tracks and you'll realise the big guitaristic and compositional torment that is in the head of the author!Really crazy and very,very innovative!Prepare to discover a new guitaristic technique,a personal sound effect and crazy,crazy,crazy rhythms!It sounds like cartoons sometimes,we have the feeling of a crazy pursuite,a musical Buggs Bunny of crazyness ,varied rhythms and changing tempos that give the listener the feeling of an acrobatic guitaristic extravaganza! Impossible to choose a particular song,a representative one,all are at the same level,a high one-technically speaking!EKLUNDH became worldwide known after this experience .he made also a brilliant album with monster bass JONAS HELLBORG and came recenly back with a new product of his band FREAK KITCHEN! 4.5 STARS for a new milestone in instrumental guitar focused albums!
Ovidiu | 4/5 |


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