Allan Holdsworth – Atavachron – Music. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Atavachron – Allan Holdsworth on AllMusic – – For a little background, back in the ’80s. Atavachron is a music studio album recording by ALLAN HOLDSWORTH (Jazz Rock/Fusion/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette.

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ALLAN HOLDSWORTH Atavachron reviews

It was guitar-like with sets of strings and other onboard controls that allowed the triggering playing of synthesizers. The main focus of this album just look at the albumcover is the synthaxe. His intention was not to become a professional musician. The album is instrumental, except for the last track, which is sung by Rowanne Mark.


Thankfully, Allan has done far superior albums to this one, it has its moments but for the first-timer, don’t start here! Still, of you don’t like a sound which is too synth drenched, the album might not be a good choice for you. As regard to the compositions: Allan Holdsworth albums albums Enigma Records albums.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. This release offered a semi-progressive symphonic element and served to ever stretch the boundaries of jazz fusion. You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

For guitarist Allan Holdsworthit was yet a whole new way to achieve the sounds unvoiced in his soul in ways he just couldn’t do with a standard guitar. Allan Holdsworth – Atavachron [CD]. Gary Husband is still one of the best drummers-pianists out there and he truly shines here. On the whole, there is a sameness to the production that can be tiresome, but some of the tunes are still played live, the melodies evolving and fresh.


But main problem is who holsworth is interested in listening this experiments in sounds. Retrieved from ” https: Wouldn’t that be great!

Holdsworth has always sought a horn-like voicing with the ability to manipulate a note in a myriad of ways. When you know all story about Synth-Axe used there, it aravachron some additional attraction.

Not of this earth His compositional style, which consists of chords that sometimes sound strung together in random fashion, is demanding for the listener, and if you are not in the correct frame of mind, a,lan tedious. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. He also highlighted the use of the SynthAxe, as well as praising the “beautiful female vocals” of Rowanne Mark, who makes her first of two appearances on a Holdsworth album; the other being Secrets Allan was playing flute tones in guitar space.

I enjoy Allan Holdsworth’s unique guitar tone, but I honestly cannot enjoy the majority of his solo output very much as he is not a very strong composer and most of his music comes off as just endless “noodling” and unfocused sonic experimentation. This his work is evidence.

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Boldsworth female vocals in one song framed by surrealistic visual musicks of the SynthAxe and keyboardy leads by Holdsworth may have turned guitar fans off, but this effort is clear evidence of the genius Holdsworth was demonstrating release after release.

That’s why he constantly improvises and hates playing the same solo again and again. For me it is really simple: This release was special in that it marks Holdsworth ‘s first use of the SynthAxe alongside electric guitar. This marks Holdsworth’s first recorded use of the SynthAxean instrument which would be featured prominently on many of his future albums.


And because Chad Wackerman offers a lot of variety on the drums, they seldom sound irritating: Its output goes to a synth module that produces all the sounds that an ordinary keyboard-synthesizer is able to produce and beyond that. Tony Williams is the legendary drummer who at the age of seventeen joined Miles Davis quintet!

This is a landmark album, but be sure to do some homework before you attempt it. holdswirth

His interpretation of the world he lives in, is so meaningful, that it has to reach all the other people. Sure enough, not all of the tracks are classics, but for instance Funnels and Dominant Plague are really well written.

In Science and Arts you can find two kinds of people: I was grabbed right off and played the LP constantly for weeks, until the vinyl began to wear and the pops and clicks became annoying.

Atavachron Studio album by Allan Holdsworth. This new instrument was like a dream come true for Allan, because he always wanted to produce different sounds than those of an electric guitar.

Looking Glass Holdswoth Holdsworth. And as expected, Holdsworth continued to strive for that reed voicing and phrasing on his guitar solos, which merely pushed him to his best.

This is indeed an interesting instrument and the distinctive sound it produces is appealing in moderate doses. I mean that a true atavachrno has no choice at all. I had to dig deeper to understand what is being played, to tell the difference between Alan Pasqua’s beatiful keyboard and this new contraption, the synthaxe.