oF thEory' is the first solo album from Steve Sense (Guitar Player
Magazine’s Superstar 2009) and album that not only shows Guitar Player
Magazine know a gifted and guitar player when they hear one,
but also that Global Music know one as well.
not only writes and performs on the album but also produced, engineered
and mixed the album as well, so again, highlighting a very talented guy
indeed. You know if you’ve read any of my reviews of guitar
instrumental album before that I have to be in a certain frame of mind
to listen to most of them, mostly because the album are so intense and
self motivated that I as a reviewer seem to step outside the box and
don’t become engrossed as maybe I should. But this is one album that
is way out there as one of those rare exceptions to the fact. This is an
album that I became instantly attached to, not only as a reviewer, but
as a listener. The album draws you in and takes hold of you from the
first few chords of the opener ‘The Swani’ and takes you on a magic
six stringed carpet ride right until the final fading moments of the
closer ‘The Afterglow’.
of Rock, Metal and Blues, Spanish Guitar and much more are just spell
binding, the soar away rhythms of 'Ruth' will just blow you away, the
race away licks of ‘Highball’ will just rock your world, even the
70’s funko jazz of 'Cop Show' will bring out the Huggy Bear in all of
being a bit of Metalhead from time to time it’s the heavier guitar
work of the likes of ‘Facecheck’ and ‘Colossus' really get the
metal flowing in my veins, but it’s the outstanding ‘Jam Bomb’
that really gets the blood to pumping. This is a stunning piece of
heady guitar licks mixed with some funky bass licks in a what I like to
describe as Funkometal.
one of hell of debut solo release and one that will put the name of
Steve Senes on the lips of every guitar orientated music fan the world
over, a real star is born.
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