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3.09 | 3 ratings | 1 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Ate The Bed
2. O.I.S.S.C. (Optic Inate Surface System Contingent)
3. Battery Bop
4. Sell Turf-Zoid
5. Like A Stone Cold...
6. The Big Cat Diet
7. Birthquake
8. Awareness
9. Zirafkendi
10. Sexy Explosion
11. Fadz Enlightenment
12. Dream Half Remembered

Line-up / Musicians

Scott McGill / All fretless guitars & Mini Moog Voyager

Ritchie DeCarlo / Drums, Battery2 electronic percussion, Factory Metal & Moog Etherware Theremin plus Chapman Stick on "Dream Half Remembered"

Chico Huff / Bass & Effects

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UniBlab Recordings

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Review by snobb
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3 stars This album is a hymn to fretless guitars and great techniques. Scott McGill is one of really interesting modern jazz-rock guitarists, and on this album, with support of rhythm duo, he demonstrates his musicianship level and fretless guitars possibilities.

Music there is angular and very fast ( just think about very first Al Di Meola albums - and imagine him playing nervous guitar staccatos using fretless guitar). Rhythm section is strong ( DeCarlo will collaborate with McGill on some their later albums), but it is a guitarist album. Other instruments are required for his support only.

Sound on the album is cold and quite heavy (incl. guitar shredding in some moments). Some electronics devices are used as well, so as a result you hear soulless guitar's acrobatics in cold and nervous minimalistic rhythm space. Often the composition sound more as techniques demonstration than like music itself. But the techniques are demonstrated by real master.

In whole - more album for fretless guitar acrobatics maniacs. Not enough musical component to make it attractive for wide listener I think.

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