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In 1987, I picked up a copy of this release on the Audion label in LP format. I thought, “Hmm, cool cover, good label, lotsa cool instruments listed.” When I put that LP on I was an immediate Bartz-head. The nearest guitarist-composer/ sound-smith I could compare Bartz to was Steve Hackett but Bartz goes way beyond Hackett in pulling sounds out of his guitar and embellishing it all in a dreamworld of swirling, warping, shifting, glistening imagery.
This 1995 re-release, (w/ extra tracks), is space-music, space-rock, space-guitar, space-progressive, space-newage and yet it avoids all pitfalls of each and melds together the BEST of all worlds. I kid you not. THIS IS A MUST HAVE for fans of guitar, synth, and space music heads.
Be aware that Bartz has now released 2 follow-up albums to continue the magic. These are highly recommended limited edition, signed releases! As of last month Bartz was down to a mere handful. You had better get yours now.
Besides being a master musician, Bartz is a master sound engineer, new music instrument inventor, and one heck of an amazing visuals artist. I am so glad to have finally had this chance to thank him for all the superb music!! Highest of recommendations!
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.