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December-January 1998
Randy Allar

As far as instrumental goes, when you can`t sing yourself, you tend to write without a vocal part in mind. If you could add vocals to it, that would be one thing, but I decided that I would like the guitar to shine through on what I was doing. So I decided to make the project instrumental.

December-January 1998
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Progressive Instrumental Guitarist Releases EP-CD

December-January 1998
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Delivering Impressive Guitar & Heartfelt Music

December-January 1998
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Two-Handed, Melodic Mood Music

December-January 1998
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Guitar Company Releases Instrumental Artist Collection

December-January 1998
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Heavy Metal Guitar Instrumentals

December-January 1998
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Duo Creates Stylistic Melting Pot

December-January 1998
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Hard Rock Group Looks To Enter The Popular Mainstream

December-January 1998
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Dedicated Guitarist Plans Solo Instrumental Project

December-January 1998
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Four-Piece Instrumental Group Releases First CD

February-March 1999
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Surf Meets Jazz -- South Of The Border

February-March 1999
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Hi-Fidelity Six String Blast

February-March 1999
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Striving For The Big Time

February-March 1999
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Stoner Rock EP From England

February-March 1999
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Squeezing Vitamin "G" From Boundless Intensity

February-March 1999
Guitar Haus

I was never a fan of direct guitar sounds but for some reason this album ("Zone") is full of direct guitar. All of the rhythm tracks, clean and dirty, were recorded direct. I find that this gives the punchiest sound out there. The Sans-Amp rack really helped also. It is one of those `plug and play` pieces of gear which tone just oozes out of.

April-May 1999
Guitar Haus

The only recording I do at home is for demo purposes. My engineer and I have actually built a commercial studio in San Luis Obispo, CA. The studio is a 3,000 sq..ft., 24 track, digital facility. It was a huge project, spanning two years. The great thing is I don`t have to worry about the clock anymore. There is a tremendous feeling of freedom when I can spend the time needed to record my songs, the way I feel they should be.

April-May 1999
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Planning To Saturate The Instrumental Rock Scene

April-May 1999
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Seductively Corrosive Solo Guitar

April-May 1999
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Fingerstyle Acoustic...And More!

April-May 1999
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Sharing His Inspiration - With A Guitar

April-May 1999
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High Energy Rock Guitar

June-July 1999
Guitar Haus

But even with my success in Belgium, it was impossible to get any industry support/interest generated. It was then the time of Kurt Cobain and friends, people like Tony MacAlpine and Greg Howe weren`t having any luck, what hope was there for me? Releasing my own CD seemed like the only answer.

June-July 1999
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Post-Apocalyptic Acoustic Fingerstyle

June-July 1999
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Life Experience Drives Smooth Jazz Release

June-July 1999
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Displaying An Affection For Jazz Guitar Instrumentals

June-July 1999
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Acoustic Guitar With An Edge

June-July 1999
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Accessible Amalgam Of Instrumental Rock, Funk & Fusion

June-July 1999
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Trance Ambience For Horizontal & Vertical Bass

August-September 1999
Guitar Haus

Except for distribution, I`ve always made out better doing it myself using investor money then any contracts I`ve been offered. I have a "go in the studio and play" mentality. I don`t overdub, and I usually only do two or three takes for each piece. I make sure when I go in, I`m ready! So my costs are embarressingly low!

August-September 1999
Guitar Haus

I like to take another artist`s song and vision and take it to another level. My experience with Fourth Estate, as well as contributing to many other projects and playing in countless cover bands, gives me a broad perspective in which to approach working with a variety of different artists. I am also very picky about sounds and tones and I think that translates in most of the projects I`ve produced.

August-September 1999
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Melodic, Challenging, Romantic, Fiery

August-September 1999
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Belgian Guitarist Rips On Instrumental CD

August-September 1999
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Dark, Moody Pop Meets Neo-Progressive Music

August-September 1999
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Aggressive Yet Attractively Melodic Rock

August-September 1999
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Swiss Guitarist Plans Instrumental CD

August-September 1999
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Guitarist From The Future

August-September 1999
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Melodic Instrumentals From Italy

October-November 1999
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Maximum Guitar Synth

October-November 1999
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Danish Guitar Hero Releases Instrumental CD

December-January 1999
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Conquering The World Of Melodic Instrumental Guitar

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