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  • Steve Vai – Inviolate (LP)

    259 kr

    NB! Vinyl release March 18th.
    Over the course of a more than 40-year career, Steve Vai has
    routinely transformed what would appear to be outrageously
    impossible into something very, very possible… and still also pretty
    outrageous. From his days as Frank Zappa’s “stunt guitar” player
    to his more recent expansive and exploratory solo work, Vai has
    continually challenged notions of traditional guitar playing and
    composition – and on more than one occasion even reimagined
    the very instrument itself. Which, he’ll admit, is not necessarily his
    intention.
    “I don’t sit around and say, ‘Okay, what can I do now that pushes
    the boundaries?,” Vai explains about his approach to the guitar.
    “What I do say to myself is, ‘Okay, Vai – what are you going to do
    now that’s going to interest you, that’s going to fascinate you, and
    that’s different than anything you’ve done before?” The answer
    to that question comes in the form of Vai’s newest and 10th solo
    album, Inviolate, a nine-song opus that does indeed push the
    boundaries of instrumental guitar music. This time out, Vai quite
    literally invented not just a new guitar, but also a new guitar-playing
    technique. At the same time, Inviolate presents his most focused,
    streamlined and perhaps invigorating music in years. “It’s very
    ‘Vai,’ whatever that means,” he says, and then laughs. “Someone
    else might be better than me at explaining what that is. But it’s
    just very honest music. This is nine pretty dense all-instrumental
    compositions that I wanted to capture and record so I could get out
    there and play them live for people.

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