101

Bartz: Build Your Own Planet

AAJ Staff By

Sign in to view read count
After Bartz’s amazing Pictures of Earth and Space release in 1987, the Audion label went “belly-up” and other labels snubbed the music Bartz had prepared as follow-up to PoEaS. It was a demoralizing time with everyone scrambling for Yanni-clones. Bartz waited. The Internet explosion allowed freedom for Bartz to bypass record label gauntlets. He dusted off the years and has now re-issued the music once unheard.

Bartz sent me a signed copy of Build Your Own Planet along with other CDs. I found a very similar gestalt to the PoEaS guitar and wildly cool, effects menagerie of sound and glory but also a slicker smoother, headier, slightly jazzier approach to Bartz’s endless attempt at “freeing” the listener to wander some inner Cosmos of dream. Bartz had also more firmly meshed each track together into a nearly perfect whole-album song.

How ignorant those record labels of yesterday were not to see the gems here! Maybe now, in the 21st century, Bartz’s 100% unique sound will be heard and appreciated for the genius and deep head-trip that it offers. Get yours before this collectors item is history.

Unique guitar and amazing sound engineering effects await you.

Cyberhome: http://www.niia.net/~jdminc/


Track Listing: 7 seamless, mind voyages into deep space and inner visions

Personnel: Jim Bartz

Title: Build Your Own Planet | Year Released: 2001 | Record Label: Imagineer


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read ON Tour CD/LP/Track Review ON Tour
by John Kelman
Published: October 22, 2017
Read On a Distant Shore CD/LP/Track Review On a Distant Shore
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: October 22, 2017
Read Friends & Heroes: Guitar Duets CD/LP/Track Review Friends & Heroes: Guitar Duets
by Roger Farbey
Published: October 22, 2017
Read Signal 9 CD/LP/Track Review Signal 9
by Glenn Astarita
Published: October 22, 2017
Read For the Love of You CD/LP/Track Review For the Love of You
by Jack Bowers
Published: October 21, 2017
Read Recent Developments CD/LP/Track Review Recent Developments
by John Sharpe
Published: October 21, 2017
Read "Meditations on Freedom" CD/LP/Track Review Meditations on Freedom
by Franz A. Matzner
Published: January 16, 2017
Read "Concert Of The Century" CD/LP/Track Review Concert Of The Century
by Mark E. Gallo
Published: August 10, 2017
Read "Get 'Em" CD/LP/Track Review Get 'Em
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: April 24, 2017
Read "Persuasion" CD/LP/Track Review Persuasion
by Jeff Winbush
Published: December 24, 2016
Read "Poetry For The Beat Generation" CD/LP/Track Review Poetry For The Beat Generation
by Sacha O'Grady
Published: December 11, 2016
Read "Jungle: Live At Okuden" CD/LP/Track Review Jungle: Live At Okuden
by John Sharpe
Published: November 17, 2016

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.