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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jan 21 2014, 11:19 AM
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Hey guys. I was listening to this album that Cosmin suggested:



And decided to start this thread is to ask you if you use to listen to instrumental albums based mostly on guitar nowadays, and if the answer is yes, which are your favorite albums.

In my case, I mostly listen to song based albums than instrumental songs. I rarely find myself listening to a full guitar album and I'm not sure about the reason. There are some exceptions like Explosions in the sky and many other post rock bands which are instrumental but not exactly guitar based. I hope to find really cool albums to discover and that blow my mind as these ones did it in the past. I also enjoyed Guthrie's erotic cakes and Vinnie Moore's "to the core".





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post Jan 21 2014, 11:27 AM
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I don't even remember where I first heard of this, but it's one of the few full instrumental albums I really enjoy...



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post Jan 21 2014, 11:43 AM
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QUOTE (Hexabuzz @ Jan 21 2014, 07:27 AM) *
I don't even remember where I first heard of this, but it's one of the few full instrumental albums I really enjoy...



I've never heard about this. It sounds progressive and modern. Thanks for sharing.

I did a quick search to know more about Gru, and it seems that it's a one-man project.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gru/121365784602589



It seems that this thread made me attack good instrumental music... I just remembered this band:



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post Jan 21 2014, 12:56 PM
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I listen to a lot of instrumental bands and guitarists. The ones you listed by Satch and Vai are both great albums. One of my favlurote guitarists is Buckethead. Especially his softer albums. Try searching for his song 'Big D's Touch' smile.gif I'm on my phone so embedding doesn't work. Also, I think I told you before Gab but I'm a big fan of post rock. smile.gif

Oh, and then there's Godspeed you black emperor. That is one scary band, their music is almost hypnotic if you listen to it before falling asleep wink.gif when you have some spare time, try 'The Dead Flag Blues'


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post Jan 21 2014, 01:58 PM
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In 98% from my time I listen instrumental music. So, I guess I really love this kind of music tongue.gif I think this is one of the reason that I never wish to play in a band. I'm that kind of musician who prefer that all attention of people to be only around my playing not around a cute vocal guy/girl laugh.gif laugh.gif
Andy Timmons with his Resolution album it's daily in my playlist smile.gif I never feel bored listened this album smile.gif
Other instrumentals songs that I listen are too many but I will remind about an very nice instrumental album made by Govi:







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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Jan 21 2014, 08:56 AM) *
I listen to a lot of instrumental bands and guitarists. The ones you listed by Satch and Vai are both great albums. One of my favlurote guitarists is Buckethead. Especially his softer albums. Try searching for his song 'Big D's Touch' smile.gif I'm on my phone so embedding doesn't work. Also, I think I told you before Gab but I'm a big fan of post rock. smile.gif

Oh, and then there's Godspeed you black emperor. That is one scary band, their music is almost hypnotic if you listen to it before falling asleep wink.gif when you have some spare time, try 'The Dead Flag Blues'



Thanks for the suggestions mate. I searched for Buckethead's song and yeah, I knew it! I don't remember his songs names but this is an album that I used to listen.




QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Jan 21 2014, 09:58 AM) *
In 98% from my time I listen instrumental music. So, I guess I really love this kind of music tongue.gif I think this is one of the reason that I never wish to play in a band. I'm that kind of musician who prefer that all attention of people to be only around my playing not around a cute vocal guy/girl laugh.gif laugh.gif
Andy Timmons with his Resolution album it's daily in my playlist smile.gif I never feel bored listened this album smile.gif
Other instrumentals songs that I listen are too many but I will remind about an very nice instrumental album made by Govi:




Nice track. I like the Spanish vibe on it.


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post Jan 21 2014, 03:40 PM
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In my case it would be like 80/20 % regular vs instrumental music. I like to shape my sense of phrasing mainly on the vocal lines.


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Since I listen to a lot of Jazz, my answer is yes.

Most 'rock' instrumental albums (as well as a lot of fusion) - guitar or otherwise - I lose interest in pretty quickly. I need good melody and composition ... and dynamics. Not just solos and riffs and the same overly gained out or the same overly clean tone all the time. IMO, most inst rock records are just an excuse to play a big riff over and over again or show that you learned the lydian mode and heres a progression I wrote to solo over it with.

That said I do really enjoy:

Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow, Wired and There and Back
Satriani - Surfing w/t Alien
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Robben Ford - Inside Story
Alan Holdsworth
Danny Gatton
Al Dimeola - elegant gypsy
Return to Forever - Hymn of the 7th Galaxy

I'm sure there are others that I'm forgetting.



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QUOTE (klasaine @ Jan 21 2014, 02:03 PM) *
Since I listen to a lot of Jazz, my answer is yes.

Most 'rock' instrumental albums (as well as a lot of fusion) - guitar or otherwise - I lose interest in pretty quickly. I need good melody and composition ... and dynamics. Not just solos and riffs and the same overly gained out or the same overly clean tone all the time. IMO, most inst rock records are just an excuse to play a big riff over and over again or show that you learned the lydian mode and heres a progression I wrote to solo over it with.

That said I do really enjoy:

Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow, Wired and There and Back
Satriani - Surfing w/t Alien
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Robben Ford - Inside Story
Alan Holdsworth
Danny Gatton
Al Dimeola - elegant gypsy
Return to Forever - Hymn of the 7th Galaxy

I'm sure there are others that I'm forgetting.



This is a very interesting list and post mate. I will add some of those albums to my playlist.

"just solos and riffs and the same overly gained out or the same overly clean tone all the time."

This can be a very valid reason why an album can bore me soon...


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Movie sound-tracks are the only instrumental albums I listen to - James Horner, et. al. I did wear out my Jason Becker / Marty Friedman Cacophony CD back in the 90's, but that was about it. Wasn't/isnt a fan of Surfing with the alien - too pop-ish for my taste biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Jan 22 2014, 03:10 PM) *
Movie sound-tracks are the only instrumental albums I listen to - James Horner, et. al. I did wear out my Jason Becker / Marty Friedman Cacophony CD back in the 90's, but that was about it. Wasn't/isnt a fan of Surfing with the alien - too pop-ish for my taste biggrin.gif



I also enjoy soundtracks! Danny Elfman is my favorite composer.


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Oh yes...soundtracks are what I do like a lot too smile.gif


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Andy Timmons is possibly my favourite Instrumentalist.
I'm also enjoying Irene ketikidi's LP 'Martial Arts and Magic Tricks' at the moment!!!

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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Jan 29 2014, 10:28 AM) *
Andy Timmons is possibly my favourite Instrumentalist.
I'm also enjoying Irene ketikidi's LP 'Martial Arts and Magic Tricks' at the moment!!!

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Cool video talking about the album. The samples and his comments sound interesting. I'll check more.


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I really enjoyed:
CAB - Theatre de Marionettes, Frank Gambale - Passages,Natural High, Thunder From Down Under, Virgil Donati's In This Life, A Guitar Supreme, Most of John Scofields solo albums, a couple fo Greg Howe's solo albums and Brett Garseds albums with TJ Helmerich(Quid Pro Quo). I've probably listened through most big name guitarists solo albums at least ones but these are the ones I come back to time and time again.


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My big 3 would be Buckethead, Jeff Loomis, and John 5.





Too many to list for Buckethead. He's just got so many albums.


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I don't usually listen to instrumental guitar based music i prefer bands... but there are exceptions.
Last instrumental guitar album i hear it's "Guitar nerd" of Pete thorn... i really like it.





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Those are all great albums! nice post smile.gif They should just come with every new guitar and require at least one listen before the guitar case would open smile.gif

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 21 2014, 05:19 AM) *
Hey guys. I was listening to this album that Cosmin suggested:



And decided to start this thread is to ask you if you use to listen to instrumental albums based mostly on guitar nowadays, and if the answer is yes, which are your favorite albums.

In my case, I mostly listen to song based albums and instrumental songs. I rarely find myself listening to a full guitar album and I'm not sure about the reason. There are some exceptions like Explosions in the sky and many other post rock bands which are instrumental but not exactly guitar based. I hope to find really cool albums to discover and that blow my mind as these ones did it in the past. I also enjoyed Guthrie's erotic cakes and Vinnie Moore's "to the core".





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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jan 31 2014, 11:46 PM) *
Those are all great albums! nice post smile.gif They should just come with every new guitar and require at least one listen before the guitar case would open smile.gif

Todd


jajaja yeah, there should be a list of 5 albums that albums come with a new guitar. laugh.gif


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