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Encore - Claudia Ehrhardt -
(Lion Music - 2018)
Guitarist Joe McGurk some might know for his work with Opposing Motion and / or Operose. Now he's back with a solo album called Encore. This is his second solo album, his debut Elements was released in 2015.
One of the highlights is Well Trodden Path Of Regret where Joe McGurk gets a helping hand from Lars Eric Mattsson. With Neoclassica (Avarice Suite) you get a long track where you get a more typical neo-classical guitar, but still embedded in a song structure.
At Butterfly In The Underworld a female voice is add, but more used like an instrument.... Partly it's like an orchestral piece which gets interrupted by a neo-classical guitar, just to get back to the orchestral piece. Kind like a battle between an orchestra and a neo-classical guitarist. Interesting.
Elements - Classical Version is a bonus track, I guess it's a reprise of Elements from the debut album in a different version. As I'm not familiar with the album, I can't really say more about it.
Joe McGurk presents an album which is like a collection of short film soundtracks. Atmosphere and creating soundscapes has priority to complex guitar passages. He surely shows off his talent, but only when it fits the song.
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