Dave Weiner | On Revolute

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On Revolute

by Dave Weiner

Contemporary Progressive Guitar Instrumentalism
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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1. The Calm
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2. Ignition
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3. Dismantle
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4. Blue Fade Silver
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5. Moonlight Path
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6. One Day More
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7. Traces of Breath
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8. The Mojo Rhyme
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9. Other Words For Beautiful
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10. Reflections
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11. On Revolute
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"On Revolute" is Dave Weiner's second studio recording. It features 11 tracks, 76 minutes of today's most cutting edge progressive guitar playing. Dave's songwriting style is very focused on creating just that, a song, not a backing track with guitar wankery all over it. The songs are aimed at musicians and non-musicians alike containing verses, choruses, strong melodies, ear-catching hooks and clever ideas that will make players say "I wish I thought of that!"

Dave is best known for his 11-year tenure in the Steve Vai band ('99 - present). Dave also created and hosts the internet's premier guitar education video series entitle Riff Of The Week® which started in November 2005 and airs every single Wednesday.

Dave has a very strong internet presence and can be followed at the following websites:
daveweiner.com
riffoftheweek.com
youtube.com/daveweiner
youtube.com/riffoftheweek
facebook.com/daveweiner
myspace.com/daveweiner
twitter.com/daveweiner




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Anonymous

Dynamically Interesting
Despite being skeptical at first about the content of this work based on typical sample material given on the website, I was pleasantly surprised when listening to the tracks.

Sound Quality: Top Notch
Very professional tone, no problems here.

Melodic content:
Use of dynamics in introducing melodic riffs and phrasing were excellent, while making sure not to rehash techniques such as alternate picking, nor shift to over-synthesized material. The dynamics drew me in, and kept me interested. I would not get stuck in the middle of a run, then zone out, as I have on many other instrumental albums. I did however notice that in some songs, the same riff was repeated over and over in different octaves, which worked on the first 2 or 3 tracks, but as the album progressed gradually grew older. The "Album Notes" section of this page is quite accurate. 9.5/10

Rhythmic content:
Harmonizing with the melody, the method always remained appropriate. During softer sections, the rhythm would die down, but not become nonexistent. I quite liked the softer sections of many of the songs, while the harmonies would almost sound like bells, and the bass would tease at the ears, urging closer study. Quite mesmerizing. 10/10

Album organization:
As odd of a category as this is, sometimes artists put tracks in an unfavorable order. One example would be Marco Sfogli's "There's Hope" album, in which a heavy riffing song comes directly after a song very reminiscent of space. This shocks me and destroys the mood. The way Dave's tracks were organized on here, the tracks all fit into one larger theme, which kept me listening throughout. 9.5/10

Overall: Let's just say when I need some music worth listening to, I'll be sure to head "On Revolute" to this album. This album is highly recommended.

Jason

Perfect, positive, inspirational...
If like me you thought the rock/prog guitar instrumental genre was getting tired and predictable, but despite that you still love it, then this is the album for you. It is positive, it is intelligent, the song construction is just as flawless as the playing and the production... You just smile all the way through it. Everyone who has even a passing interest in this style of guitar music needs to own it!