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To deny red is to deny your emotions. Don't do that.

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Les ------ guitar playing, programming
Melissa --- tambourining
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magnatone said 2288 days ago (September 7th, 2011)
To Deny Red
Firsties! Les and Melissa ROCK! :)
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Hi Karen
Melissa can definitely kick ass. Les ... eh ... he's OK at faking it.
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Carrie71 said 2288 days ago (September 7th, 2011)
To deny red...
absolutely love this! your amazing! i can't wait to hear you collab with a good singer! just simply amazing.
Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Ms. 71
Hey, thanks for coming by. Glad you liked it. Good singer? Yeah, maybe one of these days.
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sammydix said 2288 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
red
no "pomp" here, just good prog.
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Frankly
I don't mind a little pomposity. Some of my favorite music is made by people who are pompous. I don't care. But at least I'm a nice guy ... and a brilliant conversationalist hahahaha. No, really.
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alackbass said 2288 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
To Deny Red
I knew I'd be downloading even before I hit play! Downloaded!
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Faith
My gratitude for that. I will strive to not disappoint ... not too much, anyway. Thanks Andrew.
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J_Gretch said 2288 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
To Deny Red
You got some sick skills man!...Your stuff reminds me a little of Tool.I like all the offbeat accents and syncopation.
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Mr. G
Thanks, man. Tool --- yeah, one of my favorites, but I can only dream about being as good as they are. Ah, my heroes.
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jk1986 said 2288 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
like
alice and chains vibe going on
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Hi jk
Nice to meet you. AIC. I know some of their stuff. I like 'em. Thanks for the favorable comparison.
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Loob said 2288 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
Les is more!
Shades of Reggie!
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Freddy
Yeah, I think Reggie would approve hahaha. Well, thanks very much.
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hackneybloke said 2288 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
to deny red
i am impressed how you come up with titles like that....and then there's what comes after of course. excellent....it's like you could reel of tracks like this in your sleep. maybe you do.
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Julian
I come up with riffs driving to work in the morning, then forget them immediately once I start working. I never come up with anything in my sleep. Do you? Just fooling around actually. It's not that hard. I'm not the fortunate kind of person who gets "inspired." I wish I was (were). I nabbed the title from some movie ... I forget which one.
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gadzooks said 2288 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
To Deny Red
Excellent!!!!!
SG
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Stan
Thanks for your kind support. Much appreciated!
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Tomoakai said 2287 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
In this case. better red than dead?
Love it-you rock!
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Tomakai
Well, absolutely! Haha. Thanks for the nice comment.
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TreeFalls said 2287 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
i wont deny
that this is badass. such directive and drive. i'm just a fan sitting in stunned amazement. rock solid.
Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Steve
Very pleased. Thank you.
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Feter said 2287 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
To Deny Red
Huge project ..incredible guitar work ..more into Indie prog ..its heavy and it feels good ..thanks for sharing !!
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Feter
Thanks for coming by. I appreciate your comment. Sharing? That's what we're all here for.
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dave_b said 2287 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
To Deny Red
Terrific chops, and the guitar tones selected are playing well together in a crystal clear mix.
I particularly like the changeup in the rhythm aro 3:00. Is that Jennifer Love Hewitt in the photo?
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Hi Dave
I think that's her but I'm not sure. I would not deny her anything.
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MikeRobinson said 2287 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Fun with time-signatures ...
This is well-done metal rock, and I really like what you have done with time-signatures. It really keeps things fresh.
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Mr. Mike
Thanks. Yes, this is my idea of fun. I have a few inspirations who I try to copy on a regular basis.
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PaulaMunk said 2287 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Such power
in your sound. It sounds seriously dangerous. Sometimes, I think you must set your guitar on fire. Melissa held her own with nice wrist action. Thanks.
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Dangerous
Maybe, but I speak softly. I felt pretty good about the sound on this one. I had to concentrate, even on the easy parts. Melissa has that unfailing sense of rhythm, and she will appreciate your nod to her.
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neilh79 said 2287 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
To Deny Red
I love the way this song progressed, it started really dark and powerful and ended a little less dark but still great, well done
Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Neil
Hey, glad you liked it. Thanks very much.
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TobinMueller said 2287 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Relentless
Nice power. Relentless. Totally dig the drumming, the varying hits. The tambourine could've been EQd a little higher, tho :)
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Tobin
Thanks for mentioning the drumming. One of my favorite hobbies is making drum tracks. Tambourine gets sprinkled on top just to add some high-frequency.
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Vic Holman said 2287 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
no denying it.........
.......this is a great track. i really dig the guitar tones and textures throughout.
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Hi Vic
You have my appreciation for your continuing support. Glad you liked the sounds on this one.
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finkeldink said 2286 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Great Track
One of the best.

Great guitar riffs man.
Super duper heavy.
I'm not going to say GL Bass although it gives GL a run for his money.

Killer bro!
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Mike
Well, it's OK, until you blow its door down with your next rocker. It's hard to keep up, but I will keep trying. Thanks, man.
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kindafishy said 2286 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
First notes brough me in...
I check out the 'Music' tab every couple days, listen to everything and sometimes comment on stuff I like.

Withing the first half dozen notes, I clicked through to the song.

This is awesome. The overall mood is so dark and driving. I don't normally like a lot of lead guitar playing over everything, but in this case I like it very much. You never get wanky. That would turn me right off. You keep it tasteful. Please don't ever change that aspect of what you do.

I love all the groove changes, and each one makes me move.

This is ace. Yeah, I said 'ace'. This is it. So I said it.

Favourited...
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Hi KF
That's very flattering. The truth is I would probably be wankier if I were better at it. My old fingers don't want to move like they used to. Ahhh ... well, we make do. Thanks, man. Your comments were a day-maker.
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papag said 2285 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
tour de red
Listened, liked. Lotsa goodness for the ears.

Thank you for letting me download :)


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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
PapaG
Tour de red. Yeah, I like that. Very happy that you enjoyed this. I enjoyed slapping it together.
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shavingronaldscar said 2285 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
Yes!
There isn't enough prog on here, that's for damned sure. Love the reckless polys, especially in the bit that comes in around 3:40, and beyond. Nitty-gritty stuff, dude. I'm not even sure this needs vox. It would have to be some damned good vox, and even then, not mixed into the immediate forefront.
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
SRC
The first time I saw your name I thought it was Shaving Ronald Scar, like Ronald Scar was some kind of character you made up. But I guess it's Shaving Ronald's Car, which makes no sense to me. But then I'm not all that bright. Anyway, enough blather. Thanks for listening and commenting. It is very much appreciated. I agree that there's not enough prog. I think people assume prog means stuff from the 70s, and that it's retro or outdated or something.
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tokai said 2285 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
Red Les
Yep! this does it for me, big time. The best 'Les' tune to date. Heavy duty sound mate, love it.
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Steve
Hey, glad you liked it. After realizing that people were actually listening to it, I heard all sorts of ways to make it better. Eh, I never finish anything. Anyway, thank you, sir. I remain humble before your compositional skill.
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ramonaji said 2284 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
really
powerful and clear! Impressive!!!
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Ramona
We see so little of you these days. Very nice of you to come by. I'm really liking your latest, by the way.
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Kicbal said 2284 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
Yeah Kick-ass
Cool man. A challenging and interesting listen. Good mix of sounds and some tight playing. Killer guitar sounds and a thick driving mix. This is nicely done modern progressive, with an influential nod to Dream Theater and the like. In my mind the long build at the mid point of the song (3min) seemed to drag a bit and I was wishing for a more intense climactic payoff. Having said that, the section at the (4 min - 5 min) mark was the most interesting part of the song. Good stuff.
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Kicbal
I am extremely grateful for the bit of crit. Not too many people bother with that these days it seems. I read your comment, and nodded in agreement with no hesitation. That matches my opinion precisely. I could have polished the arrangement, and should have, but I sent it on its way. I'm glad to see that these kinds of issues don't sneak by everyone, and that some people are willing to give an honest appraisal. It can only help in my future efforts. Thanks very much.
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bud said 2282 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
Great guitar tones
solid drum track - excellent post.
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Hi Bud
Thanks for coming by and giving this a try. Glad you found it to your liking. I did quite a bit of mucking with the drums on this, so your acknowledgement is particularly appreciated.
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paralax said 2282 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
rockin!!
this a great instrumental I love the guitars and the drumming is powerful. the way it keeps changing keeps you on the edge and never gets dull great work brilliant!!
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Paralax
Great name. Those are some fine comments. I appreciate them very much.
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2282 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
Cool song
I'm totally loving the sound of it! Takes me back to the days of when I was a kid watching Batman Beyond...
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Les_Kloo said 2281 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Krrrazee
Batman ... Beyond ... ehhhh, OK, I'll have to take your word for it hahaha. Thanks for the intriguing comment.
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grah3am said 2271 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
In the red
Instant download. Well, not quite. It's coming in as I type. "Who's Dennie Red?" was my first thought. Then I stopped thinking and added it to my collection of KlooPole music. Is Sammy into doing some vocals? I think it might well rule if he were.
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Les_Kloo said 2268 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Graham
Hahaha. An Open Letter to Deny Red. Sammy? Well, that probably would rule. I'll think about it. I'm kinda shy. Anyway, thanks for coming by and dropping a comment. Take care, and post something soon, wouldja?
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egobandit said 2268 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
heavy hitting
where have I been this is rock guitar heaven has a very Belew sound to it or maybe Fripp but I dont think they would ever go this heavy ! Some off beats in there now your talking Tops! downloaded and thanks!
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Les_Kloo said 2264 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Tim
I ripped off Porcupine Tree for this, but there's a little KC in PT. Good fun for me. Anyway, thanks much.
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mystrag said 2268 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
How do you...
Come up with these heavy, DT-like, cool riffs and killer guitar tones? More important, how do you come up with these cool song titles? :) Pro mix as usual, too. BTW, you should check out Derek Sherinian(ex-DT)'s new solo effort, "Oceana", if you haven't yet. It's full of quality heavy, fusion rock/metal instrumentals.
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Les_Kloo said 2264 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
Song titles
Hahaha. I was just kidding around with my Pacino comment on Scarface. Titles? Eh, titles usually don't mean much in instrumental pieces. Just a way to keep the tunes sorted. Riffs. Too easy. It's much harder to come up with a good song structure, which I'm still working on. The tone is courtesy of my Ibanez JS1000 and a Boss GT-8 processor. I will check out Derek Sherinian. Thanks!
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ic42 said 2267 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
perhaps I red it incorrectly
but there is no denying those eyes. Nor is there any denying the solid/quirky strut here... When all was done and said, I gave up counting and allowed the doppler to go from blue to red, as the chords stretched through my head. Love the sliding descent at 4:14. Wished for a more coherent coda, but I have no idea how you would end such inertia myself.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Les_Kloo said 2264 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
Eye see
what you mean about the ending. Well the whole thing is a bit incoherent. There are a couple of other weak spots which could be fixed if I worked a little harder. May have to take it up again at some point. Thanks for the constructive crit. Very valuable to me, and a precious resource at MJ.
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KCsGROOVE said 2263 days ago (October 3rd, 2011)
to deny red
Dig those heavy guitars
Powerful song!
Excellent mix!
Enjoyed!
KC

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Les_Kloo said 2233 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
KC
Hey, sorry for the late response. I appreciate that you came by for a listen. Much thanks.
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Montag said 2233 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Very nice!
Excellent work! Really tight and heavy. The guitar work is amazing, but I also have to say that the sequenced drum work is also pretty out there as far as sounding like a real drummer with real chops. Too bad you don't live around Tampa.
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Les_Kloo said 2233 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Montag
Thanks very much for the thumbs up on the drum track. In my next life, I will learn to play drums. Tampa? Yes, that's pretty far away. I hear it's nice. If I ever plan on going down there, maybe we can set up a meeting. Anyway, thanks for the nice words.
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TvRicky said 2229 days ago (November 6th, 2011)
To Deny Red
Black is the "Bass within my life" and "Red is my soul". Truly your genuise is portrayed in the rhythm of this masterpiece. Beethoven influence is heavy. I also feel Victor Hugo's enormous presence.The production is marvelous. A little too short for me the "Red needs to continue and explode! Thank you for your offerings. I see the Bass. The red wants to emerge from the earth!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Les_Kloo said 2206 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
TvRicky
Too short?! Hahaha. People rarely say that about my stuff. I think I gave enough room for this one to breathe, so I will take it as a great compliment that you wanted more. Thanks much. Beethoven, Hugo? Eh, I doubt that there is any direct influence there. Maybe the bands I'm ripping off were influenced by them, so ... sure, why not? Hehe.
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FEEL said 2221 days ago (November 14th, 2011)
Way cool
Driving tune. Relates to the Red... I like red. Nice double leads. Thoroughly enjoyed.
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Les_Kloo said 2206 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
FEEL
John, I believe. I really appreciate you taking the time to come and give my humble stabs a listen. Thanks much.
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billykirsch said 2219 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Les
Maaaan, I can't make any more music after listening to this. It flows smooth, until it cuts you, then it heals you.
Thanks for the incredible music.

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Les_Kloo said 2206 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
Great description
You're obviously a lyricist. Thanks for those fine words, Billy. Means a lot coming from a guy like you.
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Doug Somers said 2150 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
There's no denying....
This guy is really good. May sound like Tool but you've got your own groove on this one. Drum track is wicked. You may do it on a computer but you clearly think like a drummer.

Leads are fabulous. I can't conceive of how you come up with this but it is very very impressive - not to mention a powerful driving listen.

Kudos my friend. You wail!

Doug
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Les_Kloo said 2138 days ago (February 5th, 2012)
Hi Doug
I like guitar, but I think I will take up drums after my next reincarnation. They're too much fun, and can give a tune a completely different feel with some small variations. That intrigues me, and I always have fun mucking around with drum tracks. Some of my favorite musicians play drums. Anyway, thanks for the nice compliment. I'm not sure what a real drummer would think, but it sounds good to me hahaha. And thank you for coming by. Always appreciate your input.

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zzyzxx said 2142 days ago (February 1st, 2012)
Not much nore I can say
See my other comments about your other songs. You can apply them here. Great guitar harmony at the 01:30 mark. Totally out of the norm of harmonies and very very effective. Again, talented. I might end up downloading every song of yours. Outstanding work.
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Les_Kloo said 2138 days ago (February 5th, 2012)
Zizzy
Vey flattering. Thanks for the nice words about the harmonies. Just fooling around.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2142 days ago (February 1st, 2012)
to deny red
nice and demonic, reminds me a bit of satriani in places. cool guitar tones, cool production, cheeky riffing, all holds together well, effective spacing of notes to create those riffs (disjointed but tight). are you a fan of early rush stuff? enjoyed it. cheers graham
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Les_Kloo said 2138 days ago (February 5th, 2012)
Graham
Thanks very much for listening to my humble efforts, and for the thorough comments. Early Rush? Not so much. I went apeshit over Rush from Moving Pictures through Power Windows. I played my Signals and Grace Under Pressure cassettes to death. Well, maybe that is considered "early." Before and after that interval of musical goodness, I don't much care for them. But I still go see them whenever they're in town. They can still play like nobody's business.
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TobinMueller said 2097 days ago (March 17th, 2012)
Never deny
Not to be denied, this tune. Road right threw all the roadblocks. I dug it.
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faultysynapse said 1495 days ago (November 9th, 2013)
Red
Les this one is a ripper!!!Love it man!Very cool.You have my full attention.
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