Alex Machacek "[SIC]"

Alex Machacek "[SIC]"

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Alex Machacek
The Story
Nine new compostions from Austrian guitarist Alex Machacek, ["[SIC]""[SIC]""[SIC]"] features sensational drummer Terry Bozzio, as well as Austrian young guns, Mario Lackner and Herbert Pirker on drums, Raphael Preuschl on upright bass, and "[SIC]"umitra Nanjunda on one vocal cut. Jazz writer Bill Milkowski penned, "Over the course of a whole lifetime as a passionate observer and chronicler of the music scene, with a particularly keen interest in guitarists of all stripes, "[SIC]" have been blown away innumerable times by extraordinary players who bring something remarkable and personal to the table. Alex Machacek is one such extraordinary talent.

"[SIC]"ombining jaw-dropping technique with a fertile imagination and a playful sense of humor, the Austrian six-string phenom has concocted an audaciously brilliant manifesto in ["[SIC]""[SIC]""[SIC]"]. "[SIC]"magine a composite of Allan Holdsworth's stunning legato chops and advanced harmonic language with Mike Keneally's exacting virtuosity and Frank Zappa's fiercely uncompromising "difficult music" and you're getting close to where this visionary new talent is currently operating."

The Music
05:43 [SIC] Vocal
08:18 Indian Girl Meets Austrian Boy! Vocal
01:19 Miss Understanding Instrumental
06:16 Yellow Pages Instrumental
09:06 DJon Don Instrumental
06:34 Piano Instrumental
07:48 Out Of Pappenheim Instrumental
06:04 Austin Powers Instrumental
03:44 The Ballad Of The Dead Dog Instrumental
The Artists
Alex Machacek Guitars, Everything Else, Mixing, Production
Terry Bozzio Drums (1, Second Part of 2, 5)
Raphael Preuschi Upright Bass (3, 4, 6, 8, 9)
Herbert Pirker Drums (4, 6, 8, 9)
Mario Lackner Drums (7)
Sumitra Nanjundan Vocals (2)
Randy Allar Commentary (1)
Joerg Mayr Mixing
Bob Katz Mastering
Souvik Dutta Executive Production
Viktor Brazdil Photography
Bill Milkowski Liner Notes
Recorded in Vienna, Austin and Los Angeles. Mixed at home.

Cover by Powa.