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THE JOY OF MOLYBDENUM

Trey Gunn

 

Eclectic Prog

3.89 | 23 ratings

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Dan Bobrowski
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4 stars Of the Trey Gunn catalogue, this is the best he's got. Touch guitar enthusiasts or people wanting to find out about this innovative instrument would be wise to begin here. Trey's Warr Guitar approach features interesting textures, total Frippian lead lines and frenzied attacks while maintaining some smooth ambient backgrounds and thrumming bass grooves. The great use of percussive instruments by Bob Muller and an eastern flavor to the tracks. Tabla, bandir, darbouka, bodhran, gamelon drum, rik, metals, shakers are used to compliment the traditional drum kit. Bob Muller should be better known to the music world. Guitarist Tony Geballe is from the Fripp school of guitar, is a perfect foil to Trey's work. Inspired, spot on fills and energetic leads make this an important recording for cementing this instrument and it's remarkable player in the musicians "Hall of Fame."

PS: check out Geballe's solo twelve string album, "Native of the Rain." It's not prog, it's just beautiful.

Dan Bobrowski | 4/5 |

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