Coenen, Marcel - Guitartalk

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Lion Music
Catalog Number: LMC078
Format: CD
Total Time: 50:10:00

Marcel Coenen makes his Guitartalk with twelve slices of fiery instrumental progressive metal tracks. He cuts loose with some of the best solo guitar work you will ever hear. Coenen is a well-known force in the field of prog-rock for his work with Lemur Voice and Sun Caged.

This recording, originally released in 1998 with seven tracks, now has an additional three tracks, all remastered by the Marcel himself.

This is not a collection of shredding; it is very lucid six-string mastery. His abilities reminded me of current wizards Vai and Satriani, two of the most revered players for this type of music. The incorporation of different influences and styles (blues, rock, fusion) is what makes this so aurally appetizing. What I heard on this CD was a concentrated effort to touch upon a lifetime of persuasions in life and music.

Coenen certainly has recorded a fine effort. I would think the consideration as one of the best guitar players in the world today should be right around the corner if enough people hear this recording. Creating your own niche is not an easy thing to do and Marcel Coenen looks as though he has put himself in position to do just that as a valid solo artist.

Independence Day / Race Against Time / Inner Alchemy / Fusion / Rebel / Fairy Tale / The Wet Season / Anthem / Shoreline / Moyra / Move That Groove / Endless

Marcel Coenen - guitar, programming, production, engineering, mixing

Lemur Voice - Insights (1996)
Divided (1998)
Sun Caged - Sun Caged (2003)
Guitartalk (1998/2003)
Sun Caged - Artemisia (2007)

Genre: Various

Origin NL

Added: October 5th 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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Language: english


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