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Martone: A Demon's Dream

There’s a tune for practically every kind of rock music lover on A Demon’s Dream, an instrumental album from Canadian guitarist and bassist Dave Martone.

For your consideration: The disc opens with the Joe Satriani-inspired, progressive-tinged "Big Church." Later comes the down-home, Southern-fried "Country Maniac," which segues into the Middle Eastern-flavored chanting of the oddly named "Demon Fetal Harvest," which flows into the traditional jazzy blues of "Got Da Blues." From there, Martone progresses to fusion that borders on chugging metal in another bizzare title, "Attack of the Celery Crunchers." "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" is a shredfest and "Panemenco" melds flamenco guitar and pretty piano before turning hard and heavy.

Martone receives a little help from session players on drums, percussion, keyboards and some bass. And unlike many instrumental records, A Demon’s Dream does not get redundant or boring. That’s perhaps the best thing you can say about an instrumental record these days.

Added: December 9th 2002
Reviewer: Michael Popke
Related Link: Lion Music
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Language: english

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Martone: A Demon's Dream
Posted by christopher barrett on 2006-01-21 18:01:48
My Score:

i stummbled accross daves music on guitar9 records and from there have come to realise how great dave really is, in my view he has taken the technique of tapping into a new level broadening the posibilities vastly for people who are willing to study this technique, i wonder if guitarist joe satriani and steve vai will include this amazing new breakthrough of guitar technique to their upcoming albums? i hope they do

fan of daves music


Martone: A Demon's Dream
Posted by Mike DeRosa on 2005-12-21 07:34:40
My Score:

Dave opened my eyes to the unlimited possibilities that exist within the guitar, and A Demons Dream contains an encyclopedia of knowledge from which to study from.... A must have cd for any fan Satch, //| and the like.... Dave rulez!!


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