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YOKO ONO Former Beatle had laid to rest any lingering ill-will

EMINEM He finally Apologizes to his Mom on ‘Headlights’

BECK The singer pays tribute to the eternal influence of Reed

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editorial To many people in many cultures, music is an important part of their way of life. Ancient Greek and Indian philosophers defined music as tones ordered horizontally as melodies and vertically as harmonies. Common sayings such as “the harmony of the spheres” and “it is music to my ears” point to the notion that music is often ordered and pleasant to listen to. However, 20th-century composer John Cage thought that any sound can be music, saying, for example, “There is no noise, only sound.” Musicologist Jean-Jacques Nattiez summarizes the relativist, post-modern viewpoint: “The border between music and noise is always culturally defined—which implies that, even within a single society, this border does not always pass through the same place; in short, there is rarely a consensus ... By all accounts there is no single and intercultural universal concept EDITORIAL EDITORIAL defining what music might be

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INTERNATIONAL | THOSE WHO HUNT ELVES IS COMING BACK WITH A NEW OST

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FACTS #1 Steve Vai is an expert beekeeper and occasionally lectures schoolchildren on apiary.

FACTS #2 he wrote and performed every air guitar solo for Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)

Zeppelin’s Heartbreaker, Vai began playing guitar in 1973, at the age of 13.[2] In 1974, he took guitar lessons from guitarist Joe Satriani and played in local bands, one of which was called “The Steve Vais”. He was influenced by guitarists including Jimmy Page, Brian May, Ritchie Blackmore,[3]

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fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth. Vai attended promotional piece for them in which he spoke members to bring musical scores and see if he about auditioning for Frank Zappa at age 20. Early music career (1979-1982) Vai mailed Frank Zappa a transcription of Zappa’s “The Black Page”, an instrumental for drums, along with a tape of Vai’s guitar playing. Zappa was so impressed that in 1979, he hired him to transcribe a number of his guitar solos, including some on the Joe’s Garage album and the Shut Up ‘n’ Play Yer Guitar series. These transcriptions were published in 1982 in The transcriber, Vai did overdubs on many of the guitar parts for Zappa’s album You Are What You Is. He

became a full-fledged band member, going on his first tour with Zappa in the autumn of 1980. One of those early shows with Vai on guitar,

with Zappa’s band, Vai sometimes asked audience members to bring musical scores and see if he could sight-read them on the spot. Zappa referred to Vai as his “little Italian virtuoso” and listed him in the liner notes as performing “stunt guitar” or “impossible guitar parts”. Vai was a featured artist on the 1993 recording Zappa’s Universe. In 2006 he appeared as a special guest on Dweezil Zappa’s ‘Zappa Plays Zappa’ tour, alongside friends from his early years with Zappa. fornia, where he recorded his first album Flex-Able, in 1983 (released January 1984) and performed in a couple of bands. In 1985 he replaced Yngwie Malmsteen as lead guitarist in Graham Bonnet’s Alcatrazz, with whom he recorded the album Disturbing the Peace. In 1985, Vai played with John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd on their album Album. With David Lee Roth (1985-1990) Also, in 1985, Vai became the object of wide-

urging of his friend, bass virtuoso and future bandmate, Billy Sheehan -- David Lee Roth’s post-Van Halen supergroup. The David Lee Roth band, which later became known as the Eat ‘em and Smile Band (1985-1989), featured Roth on vocals; Vai on guitar; former Talas bassist Billy Sheehan on bass; and former Maynard Ferguson drummer, Gregg Bissonette. The foursome’s debut album, Eat ‘em and Smile, was both a critical and commercial success, reaching #4 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and selling over 2 million copies. Rolling Stone Magazine compared Vai’s guitar-playing favorably to that of Roth’s legendary former partner Eddie Van Halen, stating that Vai “takes his cues from Eddie’s loop-the-loop style, but, importantly, he adds some wild dips of his own. He’s not simply aping Eddie, he’s also embellishing. Likewise, Vai’s musical rapport with Roth mirrors Van Halen’s, and that relationship, as usual, defines much of the material.” [5] Retrospectively, Eat ‘em and Smile is frequently evaluated as one of the best rock albums of the 1980s.[6] Vai’s, Roth’s, Sheehan’s, and Bissonette’s highly successful world tour began in May 1986 and continued through 1987. The Eat ‘em and Smile Band’s second album, Skyscraper, (released 1988,) was produced by David Lee Roth and Vai. Like its predecessor, Skyscraper was a major commercial hit, reaching #6 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart; however, its multi-tracked pop alienated many of Roth’s longtime hard rock fans. The Eat ‘em and Smile -

Skyscraper World Tour, Vai’s departure signified the end of the supergroup.[7]


2000’s Vai released a DVD of his performance at The Astoria in London in December 2001. The performance featured Billy Sheehan, guitarist/ pianist Tony MacAlpine, guitarist Dave Weiner, and Australian drummer Virgil Donati. In July 2002, Vai performed with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan, in the world premiere of composer Ichiro Nodaira’s Fire Strings, a concerto for electric guitar and 100-piece orchestra. In 2004, a number of his compositions and orchestral arrangements including some previously recorded pieces, were performed in The Netherlands by the Metropole Orchestra in a concert series entitled The Aching Hunger. In 2003, drummer Jeremy Colson joined Vai’s group, replacing Virgil Donati. Vai’s album

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1990’s In 1989, Vai joined Whitesnake, replacing Vivian Campbell. When Adrian Vandenberg injured his wrist shortly before recording was to begin for the album Slip of the Tongue, Vai played all the guitar parts. Vai played on the Alice Cooper album Hey Stoopid, along with Joe Satriani on the song “Feed my Frankenstein.” Vai continues to tour regularly, with his own group and with his one-time teacher and fellow guitar instrumentalist friend Joe Satriani on the G3 series of tours. Former David Lee Roth and Mr. Big bassist Billy Sheehan joined him for a world tour. In 1990, Vai released his critically acclaimed solo album Passion and Warfare. The song “For the Love of God” was voted #29 in a readers’ poll of the 100 greatest guitar solos of all time in Guitar World magazine. In 1994, Vai began

Vai is also a producer. He owns two studios, “The Mothership”[14] and “The Harmony Hut”,[15] and his own recordings combine his guitar skills and novel compositions with studio and recording effects. Vai helped design his signature Ibanez JEM guitar series. They feature a hand grip (fondly referred to as a “monkey grip”) cut into the top of the body of the guitar, a humbucker–single coil-humbucker (H/S/H) DiMarzio pickup configuration with several different types of pickup including Evolution, Breed and EVO 2. He also uses the Ibanez Edge and Lo-Pro Edge double-locking tremolo systems (between the years 2003-2009, production JEMs had the Edge Pro, which is now discontinued), as well as an elaborate and extensive “Tree of Life” inlay down the neck. Vai also equips many of his guitars with an Ibanez Backstop, a tremolo stabilizer that has been discontinued. Lately Vai has also equipped some of his guitars with True Temperament fretboards to make his chords sound more in tune.[16] Vai has a 7-string model designed by him named Ibanez Universe, featuring DiMarzio Blaze pickups in an HSH arrangement. The Universe gained additional early attention in the early-to-mid ‘90s from two bands/musicians other than Vai: Korn, who used the guitar downtuned an additional step (to “A”), selling millions of albums worldwide and pioneered nu metal songwriting and sonics [17]” with their uniquely heavy yet untraditionally “Heavy Metal” sounds, as well as Progressive Rock band Dream Theater whose guitarist John Petrucci began using Ibanez 7-strings on their 1994 album Awake and has continued to do so in their technically challenging playing and songwriting. Vai also has a signature Ibanez acoustic, the Euphoria. His two main guitars are white JEMs dubbed “Evo” and “Flo”, each with their own unique modifications. Before Ibanez, he briefly endorsed Jackson guitars, but the relationship only lasted two years.

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writing and recording with Ozzy Osbourne. One track from these sessions, “My Little Man”, was released on the Ozzmosis album. Despite Vai penning the track, he does not appear on the album, with his guitar parts replaced by Zakk Wylde. Another track, “Dyin’ Day”, appeared as an instrumental on Vai’s Fire Garden album. Vai’s band members in the 90s included drummer Mike Mangini, guitarist Mike Keneally, and bassist Philip Bynoe. In 1994 Vai received a Grammy Award for his performance on the song Sofa from Zappa’s Universe.


EARLY BANDS - The Ohio Express (1971-72); - Circus (circa 1973 to 1976); - Ravge (circa 1973 to 1976); - Bold As Love (1977).

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BERKLEE BANDS - Axis (1978–1979); - Morning Thunder (1979);

PROFESSIONAL BANDS - Frank Zappa (1980–1982); - The Out Band (Circa 1983); - The Classified (1984); - 777 (1984); - Alcatrazz (1984-1986); - David Lee Roth (1985–1989); - Whitesnake (1989–1991).

TÍTULO Colson, PEQUEÑA DESCRIPCIÓN Jeremy ACERCA acoustic & electronic DE LO CUAL EL TÍTULO HTACE REFERENCIA AGUANTE drums VAI & percussion

SEX & RELIGION Vocals: Devin Townsend Guitar: Steve Vai Bass: TM Stevens Drums: Terry Bozzio

SEX & RELIGION TOUR Vocals: Devin Townsend Guitar: Steve Vai Bass: Scott Thunes Keys: Will Riley Drums: A. Laboriel Jr. /T. Panos

Sound Theories, was released in 2007. In February 2005, Vai premiered a dual-guitar (electric and classical) piece that he called The Blossom Suite, with classical guitarist Sharon Isbin at the Châtelet Theatre in Paris. In 2006, Vai played as a special guest guitarist alongside additional guest Zappa band members, drummer Terry Bozzio and saxophonist-singer Napoleon Murphy Brock in the “Zappa Plays Zappa” tour led by Frank’s son Dweezil Zappa in Europe and the U.S. in the Spring, as well as a short U.S. tour in October. On September 21, 2006, Vai made a special appearance at the Video Games Live concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California. He played two songs with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; Halo Theme, and a second song for the world premier trailer for Halo 3. In 2005, Vai signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides free musical instruments and instruction to children in public schools throughout the U.S. He sits on LKR’s Honorary Board of Directors. Vai was a judge for the 3rd and 8th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists.[8] Vai is the founder of the Make A Noise Foundation, which he started with his manager Ruta Sepetys. [9] The foundation’s goal is to provide funding for music education and programs for those unable to pursue music-related activities due to limited resources.[10] Vai is also a patron of music education around the world giving master classes in such prestigious music schools as the Fermatta Music Academy. Vai made an appearance at the London Guitar Show in 2007 on April 28, 2007 at the ExCeL Center.

1995 FORMATION Guitar: Steve Vai Bass: T. Pimental/S. Thunes Keys: Will Riley Drums: Chris Frazier

1996-99 FORMATION Guitar, Vocals: Steve Vai Vocals, Keys: M. Keneally Fretted & Fretless Bass, Vocals: Philip Bynoe Drums: Mike Mangini

In late April 2007, Vai confirmed the release of his record, Sound Theories, on June 26. The release is a two-CD set, mostly of previously released material that Vai rearranged and played with a full orchestra. Vai says the project was a great joy because he considers himself a composer more than a guitarist, and he is happy to see music he has composed played by an orchestra that can play it well. A DVD followed the record later that year. He guested on the Dream Theater album Systematic Chaos, on the song “Repentance”. The appearance was vocal rather than instrumental, as Vai was only one of many musical guests recorded. The song features contributions from many artists, with the aim of apologizing to important people in their lives for wrongdoings committed in their pasts. On August 29, 2009, he appeared on stage with Dream Theater during the final show of their Progressive Nation tour at the Greek Theater, where he performed in an improvised jam with the other musicians on tour. Broken Records magazine (Volume 1, Issue 3) quotes Vai as saying, “I enjoy challenging myself to come up with new ideas that I believe are unique.”

ACTING, AT LEAST FOR ME, IS VERY UNREAL, AND WHEN I’M DOING IT, I ACTUALLY FEEL EMBARRASSED.


1996-99 FORMATION Guitar, Vocals: Steve Vai Vocals, Keys: M. Keneally Fretted & Fretless Bass, Vocals: Philip Bynoe Drums: Mike Mangini

2000 FORMATION Guitar, Vocals: Steve Vai Guitar, Vocals and Keys: Mike Keneally Guitar: Dave Weiner Fretted & Fretless Bass, Vocals: Philip Bynoe Drums: Mike Mangini Keyboards (South American Tour): Eric Goldberg Drums (South American Tour): Chris Frazier

2001-02 “THE BREED” Guitar, Vocals: Steve Vai Bass, Vocals: Billy Sheehan Guitar, Vocals and Keys: Mike Keneally/Tony MacAlpine Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Sitar: Dave Weiner Drums: Virgil Donati

2003-04 “THE BREED” Guitar, Vocals: Steve Vai Bass, Vocals: Billy Sheehan Guitar, Vocals and Keys: Tony MacAlpine Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Sitar: Dave Weiner Acoustic & Electronic Drums & Percussion: Jeremy Colson

2007 “STRING THEORIES” Guitar, Vocals: Steve Vai Fretted & Fretless Bass: Bryan Beller (Philip Bynoe on the South American leg) Violin and Keys: Ann Marie Calhoun Violin and Keys: Alex DePue Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Sitar: Dave Weiner Acoustic & Electronic Drums & Percussion: Jeremy Colson

2007 “THE STORY OF LIGHT” Guitar, Vocals: Steve Vai Fretted & Fretless Bass, Vocals: Philip Bynoe Acoustic & Electric Harp: Deborah Henson-Conant Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Sitar: Dave Weiner Acoustic & Electronic Drums & Percussion: Jeremy Colson

Philip Bynoe (middle), fretted, fretless bass and vocals

Vai owns Favored Nations, a recording and publishing company that specializes in internationally procuring and maintaining recording artists. Favored Nations is separated into three sections, ‘Favored Nations’, ‘Favored Nations Acoustic’ and ‘Favored Nations Cool (Jazz style)’. Personal life Vai resides in Encino, California with his family. Vai is married to Pia Maiocco, former bass player of Vixen, who can be seen in Hardbodies.[22] Vai and Maiocco have two children, Julian and Fire. In his spare time Vai is an avid beekeeper[23] and an honorary member of the British Beekeepers’ Association.[24] His bees regularly produce a crop of honey that Vai sells for his Make a Noise Foundation.[25] Vai is a longtime vegetarian. “It has affected my music in a way I believe that what we put in our bodies has a reflection on the way we think,” Vai told Veggies Rock. “And the way we think has a reflection on what we create. So I can’t tell you consciously how being a vegetarian affected my music but I’m sure it has. I think everyone has to find what’s right for them. I don’t judge anybody for what they eat. That’s their world and everybody has to find what resonates with them.”[26]

Deborah Henson-Conant, acoustic & electric harp

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2010’s In 2010, Vai released several “VaiTunes” singles of tracks that were previously recorded and later finished. They are available on Vai.com, iTunes and Amazon.com. On September 14, 2010, Steve released “Where The Wild Things Are” as double vinyl through his label Favored Nations and made a guest appearance with Rickey Minor and The Tonight Show Band on NBC. In October, 2010, Steve completed his first full symphony and performed the compositions at the Steve Vai Festival which featured Vai and the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (NNO) on October 20–24, 2010. “The possibility to write for a full orchestra, as Vai was offered the opportunity to do during the last years, closes a circle back to the beginning of his solo career, his years with Frank Zappa and his first pieces for his debut record Flex-Able (1984).”[11] After the Holland shows, Vai embarked for the US to headline the “Experience Hendrix Tour” which featured Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shephard, Susan Tedeschi, Billy Cox, Vernon Reid, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Brad Whitford and other top guitarists. On March 3, 2011, the online education division of Boston’s Berklee College of Music and Steve Vai, set the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest online guitar lesson. The first-of-its-kind initiative, held at streaming media platform Livestream Studios in New York City, brought together thousands of members of guitarists. In 2013, Vai was featured in Iwrestledabearonce’s album Late For Nothing, performing sections of the song “Carnage Asada” on guitar.

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Dave Weiner (right), acoustic & electric guitars, sitar


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THE STORY OF LIGHT (2012)

DISCOGRAPHY

Flex-Able | This was his first as a solo artist, and was created in Stucco Blue, a shed converted into a studio in Vai’s old back garden. It is very different from many of his other albums, and is largely influenced by Frank Zappa.

Flex-Able is an album by Steve Vai. This was his first as a solo artist, and was created in Stucco Blue, a shed converted into a studio in Vai’s old back garden. It is very different from many of his other albums, and is largely influenced by Frank Zappa.

FLEX-ABLE (1984) Passion and Warfare is a 1990 instrumental album from guitarist Steve Vai. It has been certified Gold by the RIAA. It was written based on a series of dream sequences that Vai had when he was younger, and in the guitar music book of the album, Vai sums it up as ‘Jimi Hendrix meets Jesus Christ at a party that Ben Hur threw for Mel Blanc’.

PASSION AND WARFARE (1990)

Flex-Able is an album by Steve Vai. This was his first as a solo artist, and was created in Stucco Blue, a shed converted into a studio in Vai’s old back garden. It is very different from many of his other albums, and is largely influenced by Frank Zappa.

SEX & RELIGION (1993)

THE ULTRA ZONE (1999)

Flex-Able is an album by Steve Vai. This was his first as a solo artist, and was created in Stucco Blue, a shed converted into a studio in Vai’s old back garden. It is very different from many of his other albums, and is largely influenced by Frank Zappa.

FIRE GARDEN (1996)

Flex-Able is an album by Steve Vai. This was his first as a solo artist, and was created in Stucco Blue, a shed converted into a studio in Vai’s old back garden. It is very different from many of his other albums, and is largely influenced by Frank Zappa.

FLEX-ABLE LEFTOVERS (1998)

REAL ILLUSIONS: REFLECTIONS (2005)


CRYIN’ (1996) WILD STYLE

FACTS #4 Recieved a Grammy nomination in the category of “Best Instrumental Rock Performance” SYMPHONY NO. 1 (1999) JOE JACKSON

SUBMARINE (2000) GREGG BISSONETTE

ANGELICA (1997) ANGELICA

FREE WORLD (1997) MUNETAKA HIGUCHI WITH DREAM CASTLE

G. BISSONETTE (1998) GREGG BISSONETTE

THE INFINITE DESIRE (1998) AL DI MEOLA

THANATOPSIS (2000) THANA HARRIS

BLUE PLANET (2001) ROBIN DIMAGGIO

TÍTULO Pequeña descripción acerca de lo cual el título htace referencia aguante vai

GUEST APPEARENCES AND COMPILATION ALBUMS BY STEVEN SIRO VAI “I’LL BE AROUND” (2002) G.T.O.

SAURANG ORCHESTRA (2003) S. SANDHU

COMPRESSION (2001) BILLY SHEEHAN

HANA (2002) TAK MATSUMOTO

BLACK PEARLS (2003) ERIC SARDINAS

SANTAMENTAL (2003) STEVE LUKATHER

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT 2 (2003) HUGHES TURNER PROJECT

BIRDLAND (2003) THE YARDBIRDS

INFERNO (2004) MOTÖRHEAD

LISA POPEIL (1983) LISA POPEIL

THE SUN, THE MOON, THE STARS (2004) BOB CARPENTER

SYNCHESTRA (2006) DEVIN TOWNSEND

LOUDSPEAKER (2006) MARTY FRIEDMAN

AT THE DOOR (1985) HERESY

BAT OUT OF HELL III: THE MONSTER IS LOOSE (2006) MEAT LOAF

SYSTEMATIC CHAOS (2007) DREAM THEATER

E² (2007) EROS RAMAZZOTTI

THE GREAT NOSTALGIA (1986) BOB HARRIS

COLLECTION (2008) JASON BECKER

BACK FROM THE DEAD (2009) SPINAL TAP

BIG NEIGHBORHOOD (2009) MIKE STERN

BELIEVE (2009) ORIANTHI

FUNK ME TENDER (1986) RANDY COVEN

HANG COOL TEDDY BEAR (2010) MEAT LOAF

CENTRIFUGAL SATZ CLOCK: MORNING (2011) STEVE KUSABA

SONGS FOR SANITY (2005) JOHN 5

WESTERN VACATION (1986) WESTERN VACATION

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OZZMOSIS (1995) OZZY OSBOURNE

THE DUKE (2012) JOE JACKSON

ZAPPA’S UNIVERSE (1993)

IN FROM THE STORM (1995)

THE EPIDEMICS (1983) SHANKAR & CAROLINE

SONGS OF WEST SIDE STORY (1996)

MERRY AXEMAS: A GUITAR CHRISTMAS (1997)

RADIO DISNEY KID JAMS (1999)

THE 7TH SONG ENCHANTING GUITAR MELODIES (2000)

DEATH TO ALL MANKIND (1987) DANNY MENDEZ

THE SECRET JEWEL BOX (2001)

FRANK ZAPPA ORIGINAL RECORDINGS; STEVE VAI (2001)

THE ELUSIVE LIGHT AND SOUND (2002)

GUITARS FOR FREEDOM (2002)

THE BEST OF DREAMS (1990) REBECCA

WARMTH IN THE WILDERNESS V. II (2002)

MYSTERY TRACKS (2003)

THE INFINITE STEVE VAI: AN ANTHOLOGY (2003)

HEY STOOPID (1991) ALICE COOPER

THE SOUNDS OF NASCAR (2005)

ORIGINAL ALBUM CLASSICS (2008)

PLAYLIST: THE VERY BEST OF (2010)

THE ESSENTIAL STEVE VAI (2011)

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FACTS #3 Was taught the guitar by guitarist Joe Satriani


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Written by Matías Stefano,

Their music The vocal style of the band has seen a considerable shift of late: on One, Daniel Tompkins employed a mixture of clean and harsh vocals, with an emphasis on long, drawn out notes. However, on Ashe O’Hara’s performances on Altered State, the harsh vocals have been dropped entirely in favour of a more melodic style, with an emphasis on strong melodic “hooks”. In an interview with Metalspree, Ashe stated, ‘...right now, being ourselves is to have purely melodic vocals. With ‘One’ they felt they had to have harsh vocals in order to be accepted by the community. But, they’ve never really wanted to be that type of band.’[29] In his interview with Metal Injection, Amos Williams stated that the decision to drop harsh vocals entirely from future material was an unconscious collective decision by the band and this made the search for a new vocalist extremely hard; his explanation was that many vocalists with an all clean style do not want to live the “metal” lifestyle of regular touring, or do not enjoy metal music enough to want to take part in a band in TesseracT’s style. Throughout their career, the band have produced, mixed and mastered all their material themselves: Williams is a qualified audio engineer and Acle Kahney has carried out production, mixing and mastering work for several other progressive metal bands. They have also refrained from taking part in the loudness wars; instead, they use more gentle mastering which preserves the dynamics of their music. Amos Williams stated in an interview[30] that TesseracT’s music is relatively reliant on the bass in comparison to other metal bands: he states that “[The bass] is always on its own little shelf” in the music and that during the production process “We left a lot of room for there to be sub and actual bass stuff going on”. Talking of the new album, he stated, “On the new album that we’re doing, I would say that more than half of it uses plectrum.”[31] The band use 7 string guitars, in “ One “, guitars are tuned in a Drop A# variation( A#/F/A#/D#/ F/A#/D# ), and sometimes, the first A# string is dropped down in G# ( G#/F/A#/D#/F/A#/D# ). In “ Altered State “, they use a Drop A variation ( A/E/A/D/E/A/D ) Bass, in “ One “, is in ( G#/A#/F/A#/D# ) and in “ Altered State “ in ( A/E/A/D/G ). The band plays a specific style of progressive metal which often features polyrhythmic riffs and odd time signatures, and several atmospheric layers. They have stated that they do not compose their music with specific polyrhythms in mind, and play what they feel fits the groove. They also include a mid-range sounding distorted guitar tone and melodic clean passages heavily influenced by ambient music.[26][27][28] They are regarded as one of the pioneers of the djent subgenre of metal.

The tesseract is the four-dimensional analog of the cube;

Djent is an onomatopoeia for the distinctive high-gain, distorted palm-muted guitar sound

TESSERACT: ALTERED STATE | BIOGRAPHY AND MUSICAL ISSUES

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esseract started out in 2003 whilst founding member Acle Kahney was recording and writing with his band Mikaw Barish. What started as an outlet for creativity and experimentation grew and Kahney posted clips of his technically heavy guitar work on forums such as Sevenstring.org, taking the feedback on board and gradually improving his technique. It was in this way that a community of bedroom producer-musicians were spawned and a new wave of progressive music called djent was created. Others who helped to create this new “djent” scene include Misha Mansoor (Periphery), Paul Ortiz (Chimp Spanner), and John Browne (Monuments), who was a band mate of Kahney’s in Fellsilent. Frenchman Juilien Perier supplied vocals during the bands’ very early stages, but the logistical difficulties of distance meant that he could not join the band permanently. The line-up was completed in 2007 with Jay Postones on drums, James Monteith on guitar, and Amos Williams on bass. Monteith and Williams brought along with them Abisola Obasanya, the vocalist of their previous band. The band plays a specific style of progressive metal which often features polyrhythmic riffs and odd time signatures, and several atmospheric layers. They have stated that they do not compose their music with specific polyrhythms in mind, and play what they feel fits the groove. They also include a mid-range sounding distorted guitar tone and melodic clean passages heavily influenced by ambient music.[26][27][28] They are regarded as one of the pioneers of the djent subgenre of metal. They are credited as one of the bands to pioneer the ‘djent’ movement in progressive metal. As of 2013 Tesseract have released two studio albums, One and Altered State.


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CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA 21·12·2013

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