Lead guitar ace Ralph Perucci and rhythm guitarist Bruce Stevenson once again team up with Ian Thomson drums and Greg Jones bass and the resulting album is quite enormous in scope. Assisted by production and engineering experts Bill Drescher and Gary Cirimelli, Alien Cowboys make good on early promises and deliver the goods here.
Packed tight with eleven high octane instrumental guitar jaunts that more often than not accentuates melody and atmosphere right up there with chops and musical might, Other Space moves along at a steady clip while never missing a groove or a beat.
This is high-impact instrumental rock at it's best, with eleven driving numbers sure to get the body moving and the speakers rattling. Fans of both melodic and ripping lead guitar will hear plenty here, as Perucci handles his axe with the skill of a veteran player. Another Alien Cowboys must-have release. And while a few of the tracks follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, Alien Cowboys, the band's sound has undergone a slight change, where the arrangements are busier than before.
Whereas on the debut Ralph Perucci's guitar served in the role of vocalist, here, more often than not, it is serving as a lead guitar. That is, rather than a Alien Cowboys - Analogtherapy (CD line, it is soloing.
The drums and percussion are more up front in the Album) and in that, the percussion is a little brassier, a little more silvery, as in "Loco Motive," for example.
Together with Greg Jones bass Ian Thomson drums and Bruce Stevenson rhythm guitarPerucci adds a new twist to the guitar-based instrumental rock-jazz genre. So just how does the quartet describe their sound? Songs where there's this really cool guitar riff being played at the end of the song maybe the last 2 or 3 minutes of the piece?
It is as if you turned on the radio just as that riff was starting. This leads into a different groove with electric instrumental guitar rock, but it keeps Album) to that riff. This kind of thing comes back in "Hospitality Suite," too.
March This quartet composes and performs mainstream rock instrumentals--a proud tradition that stretches all the way back to the 50s. The mid-tempo Unsung, for example, is an ideal theme song for some prime-time drama. He is a ferocious improviser who draws upon several influences--particularly Jeff Beck and early Larry Carlton--and his solos are nervy, high-wire displays of rip-and-roar.
Yes these excursions are typically concise, rarely detour from the melodic theme for long, and never lapse into self-indulgence. Alien Cowboys offers fine ensemble work, tight arrangements, and wall-to-wall guitar. Magazines compare Perucci to several know guitar players but that's bla bla for insiders. Best idea is to follow the link at the bottom of this page to the Alien Cowboys' official website and listen to some of the tracks - that's just as good as dropping names people hardly remember.
But it's not only Perucci who makes the music so special. Alien Cowboys' music involves all four guys. Greg Jones on bass, Ian Thomson on drums and Bruce Stevenson on rhythm guitar, all of them add their talent to create those magical moments - instumental rock with a raw power that hits you like a truck or an alien spaceship if you will and in the next moment rhythmic patterns let Alien Cowboys - Analogtherapy (CD mind cruise somewhere above the sky.
No dope needed to do that, just a CD. What all this has to do with aliens and cowboys? The answer to that lies somewhere in the music - try to figure it out yourself : A good way to start to listen to Alien Cowboys' music is their album "Lift".
Although this album includes four covers - "Telestar", "Hey, Bulldog" BeatlesAlbum), "Spanish Castle Magic" Hendrix and "Bondage" - all of them get the bands 'big guitar treatment'.
Most of the tracks are written by the band though and none of their original tracks sounds like a filler, thus the covers are a nice addition.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Album) Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists.
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