Twisted Pair is the new CD-R from a pair of guitarists from Connecticut - Sonny Parlin and Michael Gargiulo. Largely progressive instrumental rock guitar, the music also draws on influences from the fusion, shred, techno and ambient genres. The album is loaded with superb guitar playing and six string highlights - the two tracks selected for preview are representative, however the remaining ten instrumentals also offer unique and worthwhile sonic pleasures. You'll find examples of blazing shred on tracks such as "Error 58" - evidentally both guitarists are capable of burning up the fretboard when the arrangement calls for it. Twisted Pair will appeal to fans of the heavier instrumental guitar typically found on this site, and hopefully it will be the first of many team efforts for Parlin and Gargiulo.
Project Finster came together in October of 2000, when two good friends, both passionate about writing music, decided to collaborate. Sonny and Michael have known each other for roughly 12 years, and have played together in the past (notably in the band Hocus Pocus). Their goal was to bring something new to the instrumental guitar genre by putting together diverse influences such as Greg Howe and Radiohead. Both guitarists have been playing for about 14 years and are both largely self-taught.
Project Finster was formed with the idea of making cool music. The years ahead should find the group delievering on the dream.
Web site: www.projectfinster.com