Taking his musical cues and influence from Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, L.A.-based musician Glenn Rottmann pours heart and soul into an all instrumental CD of hard driving rock, The Living Guitar, a virtual blueprint for melodic guitar. Rottmann has the relatively rare knack for creating songs which grab your attention immediately with hooks and great production (Brian Levi provided production assistance as well as engineering, mixing and mastering). In addition to picking up sound and texture ideas from Rush recordings, Rottmann credits Steve Hackett with pointing the way towards bending notes to make them sing and scream (excellent examples can be found on "Bad Language" and "She's The One", among others). Mixing '70s progressive rock influences with a polished '90s mix describes The Living Guitar perfectly--highly recommended.
Glenn, who relocated to California from New Jersey in the 1980s, spent a number of years giging with various bands at clubs like The Whiskey, FM Station and Gazarrie's. When he finally hooked up with producer Brian Levi, the collaboration between the two resulted in a solid recording--both pleasantly varied and sonically cohesive. Glenn has always considered music part of his life, beginning with drums before shifting to guitar after being stirred by the music of Rush, Genesis and Yes. In high school, Glenn played in several bands and on studio projects and organized battle-of-the-band competitions. Glenn initially shyed away from an instrumental career, but eventually realized his strengths in composition and talent on guitar were leading him in that direction.
Given the positive response to The Living Guitar, it shouldn't be long before Glenn is the hot ticket on the concert scene and beyond.
The Living Guitar
P.O. Box 1454
Burbank, CA 91507-1457
Web site: www.livingguitar.com