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Jake Pashkin



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4 stars Very nice debut album by this talented Russian guitarist.

Unlike many other guitarists issuing instrumental albums, Pashkin is really daring in style and sound on this release. True enough, there are a few traditional guitar-driven compositions here with the usual array of riff foundations and driving guitar solo segments; but in addition there's a few more unusual elements used.

Highly distorted guitar sounds, heavy grim riffs, screaming guitar solos, fragmented riffs, licks and notes. Mixed in segments taking on a disharmonic, dissonant and cacaphonic nature - but without venturing full-fledged into these particular musical landscapes. Add some quirky rhythms, industrial inspired noises and swirling synths in compositions of a complex nature; and you'll end up with some highly original music.

Not all compositions are like that of course, but there's a few of them; and enough of those to really add character to this release. With the tune "Dying Dolphin" as the prime example of this more adventurous approach.

A highly recommended release for fans of instrumental guitar-dominated releases, especially if you like your music experimental.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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