Taaffe, Denis - Modern Rock Guitar Volume II: Alien Guitar


Year of Release: 2001
Label: self-released
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 70:22:00

After reading Michael Allison's review of this CD on his website The Global Muse [now defunct =ed], I knew that I had to hear this CD. I have this seemingly insatiable appetite for instrumental music, particularly guitar oriented rock. Denis Taaffe's Modern Rock Guitar Volume II is the second volume of instrumental works from this newfound guitar genius. It's a wonder where on earth these great musicians like Taaffe come from. Independent music is so exciting and vital. As far as I am concerned, it's the lifeblood of the Internet.

With a breathtaking combination of rock, jazz, and blues, Taaffe makes his instrument talk ... and it has a whole lot to say. What you will hear is live in the studio, all of it. What makes it all that much more incredible is that the tracks are all done in one take. That is the mark of a true professional craftsman.

This guy is a real rarity in today's age of studio wizardry and technological enhancements. Taaffe layers the guitar parts... and what it ends up sounding like is a literal guitar army, but it's only him. He coaxes some unique tones from the six-string; you could easily be fooled into believing that you are hearing another instrument, like a synthesizer. The titles of each song are just what the doctor ordered. "Free," "Courage," and "Formations," serve as pathways to a vision that ultimately fit the words defined by the titles.

Music like this has to be heard to fully understand its impact. It's simply amazing.


Tracklisting:
Begin Again (4:42) / Free (Guitar Solo) (2:56) / Still Moments (5:59) / Formations (6:02) / Song For Sinead (2:22) / Nightlights (8:08) / Silverfish (1:18) / The Final (8:08) / ESP (6:35) / Vision Of The Night (4:01) / Courage (11:03) / Cold (6:08) / Diligence II (2:22)

Musicians:
Denis Taaffe - guitar

Discography:
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 1: Abducted By Aliens (1999)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol II: Alien Guitar (2001)
Modern Guitar Vol III (2002)
Modern Guitar Vol 4: An Evening With Guitarist Denis Taaffe (2004)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 5: 2 Worlds (2005)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 6: Ice (2005)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 7: Midnight (2005)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 8: Hollywood (2005)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 9: Shadows (2005)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 10: Lifelines (2005)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 11: Road To Anywhere (2005)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 12: Storm Control (2005)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 13: Towers (2005)
Modern Guitar Archive Vol 1 (2005)
Modern Guitar Archive Vol 2 (2005)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 14: Versailles (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 15: Vaux-Le-Vicomte (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar 16: The Chase (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 17: Alien Lifeforms (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 18: Metropolis (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 19: Excess Hotel (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 20: Perpetual Motion (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 21: Interpretations Of A Dream (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 22: Departure (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol Vol 23: El Coyote Trailer Park (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 24: Go For It! (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 25: The Road Less Traveled (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 26: The Catacombs: Bury The Dead (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 27: Levels Of Thought (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 28: The Chosen Path (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 29: Metro (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 30: Seaport (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 31: Destiny (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 32: Life Cycle (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 33: Origins (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 34: Mirage (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 35: Evolution (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 36: Armageddon (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 37: Ramadan (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 38: Enigma (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 39: Velocity Engine (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 40: Liquid Phrases (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 41: Meditation (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 42: The Passage (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 43: Elements (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 44: Iwato (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 45: Drive (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 46: Original (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 47: The Cruelty Of Captivity (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 48: Synapses (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 49: Moving On (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 50: The Last Mile (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 51: Alien Encounters Part I (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 52: Alien Encounters Part II (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 53: Illusions (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 54: Distance (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 55: Alternate Paths (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 56: The Machine (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 57: Still Life (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 58: Drive Em Down To Aintry (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 59: Endless Journey (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 60: Ends Of The Earth (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 61: Atmospheres (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 62: Atmospheres II (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 63: Avant Garde (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 64: Meteor (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 65: Isolation (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 66: Wisdom (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 67: Above Water (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 68: Directions (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 69: Landscapes (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 70: Landscapes II (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 71: Take The 909 (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 72: On The 909 (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 73: Humble Beginnings (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 74: Natural History (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 75: Natural History II (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 76: Buddakan (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 77: Watercolors (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 78: Airstrikes (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 79: Extinction (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 80: Modern Technology (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 81: Ancient Ruins (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 82: First Class Railways (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 83: Future Visions (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 84: Future Visions II (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 85: Just Another Afternoon (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 86: Just Another Afternoon II (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 87: Dominion (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 88: Variations (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 89: Progressions (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 90: Point Of No Return (2006)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 91: On The Rails (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 92: Alternating Currents (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 94: Liquid Sky (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 95: Liquid Sky II (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 96: After Hours (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 97: One Path (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 98: Life In The New Ice Age (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 99: Urban Expansion (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 100: Natural Textures (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 101: At The Station (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 102: Hazardous Duty (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 103: Sea Of Tranquility (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 104: Finding Your Way (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 105: Finding Your Way 2 (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 106: Portals (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 107: Nuclear Fallout (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 108: Hypothermia (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 109: Hypothermia II (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 110: The Station (2007)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 111: Cross Country (2008)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 112: Sensory Deprivation (2008)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 113: Spectrum Disorders (2008)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 114: Regions (2008)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 115 - Read Planet One (2008)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 116: Super Sonic (2008)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 117: Virus (2008)
Modern Rock Guitar Vol 1118: Cross-Pollenation (2008)
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Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: September 24th 2001
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck

Artist website: www.dtguitar.com
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Language: english

  

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