“In an era where albums are a disposable commodity that we rarely possess, never mind physically hold, I wanted to present a beautiful piece of art that reflected the care and love taken in the making of the music itself.”
Featuring some of the very best guitar-work & melodic story-telling around, with organic rock soundscapes to support & enhance the mood of each track, Apparitions proves as nostalgic as it is refreshing, and continuously begs for you to turn up the volume.
There’s no end to the creativity, and these tracks do indeed showcase the very best of Eric van Aro’s musical journey over the past four decades.
This is the artist and composer lost in the moment, the guitarist at one with the guitar, and it feels partly reminiscent of a simpler time, partly of a genuinely new and exciting artistry.
‘Nofre Nuggets is a great collection, and an easy playlist to turn to whenever you need it – superb musicianship, arrangements and production, and a mighty ode to some classic surf-rock.
Featuring a blues-rock backdrop that quietly progresses through its rise & fall, the track follows the building intensity & passion of a leading guitar solo – a performance that progresses from simple & reflective, to outright impressive & beautifully hypnotic.
Deuce in full is gorgeously eclectic, and absolutely worth letting play three or four times over – the journey doesn’t grow tiresome, the arrangement is on point, and the playing is so uninhibited and openly creative.
“My mom would get annihilated drunk and play the same Rolling Stones concert (Steel Wheels) on a VHS (1990) instead of a kids show, so by the age of 6, I was building Lincoln Log Guitars and Smoking a white crayon, Keith Richards was my Dora or whatever kids watch these days. “
That’s the beauty of creative, passionately composed instrumental music – there’s very little guidance other than the feelings the music gives you or the memories it ignites. With Everlasting, it’s likely that the music will take certain listeners to equally specific yet individually unique places. A wonderful album, absolutely worth the time it takes to let it play.
Prior to the release of his new album, expected on June 7th, the single Touch The Sky introduces the Bobby Burrows sound with a stylish balance between nostalgic rock grooves and crisp, contemporary soundscape design.
Doc Ventura creates magnificent music from nothing but a guitar & an unwavering level of passion & creativity. Grab yourself a whisky & enjoy.
An infectiously upbeat piece of music, intricate in detail with a dramatic feeling of theatre about it. An incredibly impressive & well crafted composition.