Patrik Carlsson | Phraseology

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by Patrik Carlsson

instrumental guitar virtuoso
Genre: Metal/Punk: Instrumental Metal
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1. Jimi's Tribute
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2. The Survivor
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3. Still Believe
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4. Twilight Zone
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5. Aeryn Sun
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6. Epsilon Indi
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7. High Pitch
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8. Mosquito
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9. Guardian Angel
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10. Supernova
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11. Exotic Bossa
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12. Smoot Rider
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13. Andrea It's Xmas
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14. Lisa's Passion For Heavy Metal
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15. Cartoon Hippie
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Album Notes
Patrik Carlsson has been described as the best guitarist to come out of Sweden since Yngwie Malmsteen and Mattias IA Eklundh! Heavily influenced by Steve Vai, but with a truly original style and a good sense for writing quality songs, on Phraseology Carlsson includes his futuristic tribute to Jimi Hendrix ("Jimi's Tribute"), an ode to Malmsteen ("The Survivor"), a seven-string, rhythmically interesting and creatively melodic slower number ("Still Believe"), a slow ballad ("Aeryn Sun"), his take on circus music ("Epsilon Indi"), an incredibly technical ripper full of tricks ("High Pitch"), a Steve Lukather tribute ("Mosquito"), and even a commercial melody ("Guardian Angel"). If you like wah-wah riffage, heavy shred, and overall intense/terrifying guitar work check out Patrik Carlsson's Phraseology


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Mikolaj Furmankiewicz

Patrik Carlsson - Phraseology
A Swedish virtuoso Patrik Carlsson stressed Joe Satriani ans Steve Vai as their main influences. I don't hint that Patrik is the next clone of one of mentioned guitarists and hope you don't reason in so narrow terms, Dear Readers. I am pretty sure that much greater influence on Carlsson's development had Jocke Salinder who should be considered his music teacher.

Many reviewers compared "Phraseology" to Steve Vai's "Passion & Warfare", but I am absolutely sure that they did so, because it's the easiest solution. Well, Carlsson's music is as melodic as Vai's, but it's more "twisted" for sure. Here are progressive elements with fast fingering, some neoclassical touches and melodies you must fall in love with ("The Survivor"); summer composition written especially for holiday ("Still Believe"; let's imagine yourself a beach, sunny weather, palm trees, drink in your right hand, waves hitting at coast and taste Carlsson's musical dish), unusual country ("Twilight Zone"), romantic ballads ("Aeryn Sun", "Supernova"), and even a kind of odd mixture of funky rhythms and tango with Santana-esque feeling ("Epsilon Indi"). There is also a cover of Patrik's compatriot - Mattias IA Eklundh's "Lisa's Passion For Heavy Metal" which fits to Carlsson's original material very well.

Ladies and Gentlemen! It's a much different material than Vai's "Passion & Warfare"! Patrik has his own garden and there are enough original fruits to share them with open-minded listeners. "Phraseology" literally means "the manner in which something is expressed in words", but its paraphrase sounds the following: "Patrik's phraseology is the manner in which musician's emotions are expressed in tones". Yeah, Swedish guitarist should be enlisted next to the young generation's most gifted instrumentalists the likes of Anand Mahangoe, Faraz Anwar and Michael Orlando.