Robert Eldridge | Eclectic and Mental Guitar Music-solo guitar (vol. 1 & 2)

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Eclectic and Mental Guitar Music-solo guitar (vol. 1 & 2)

by Robert Eldridge

An eclectic collection of solo guitar works painting sonic landscapes and nimble picking pieces.
Genre: Avant Garde: Classical Avant-Garde
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1. Enlightened
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2. Purple Effervescence
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3. Maple Leaf Rag-(by Scott Joplin-arranged by Robert Eldridge
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4. Santa Louisa
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5. White Leghorn Jig (chicken blues)
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6. Tribute to Jacques Cousteau (parts 1 & 2)
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7. East Harbor
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8. Blind Alley (for U-92's Blues Show)
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9. Mosca de fruta gitana
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10. Sucker Bop
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11. Calypso Bach facto
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12. Broken Glass on Mars(for SETI)
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13. Flamenco Esquizofrenico
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14. Las Vegas to Nashville
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15. Virgin Hemlocks (revisited)
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16. Trapeze
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
By John La Briola WESTWORD

In the hands of introspective virtuoso Robert Eldridge, a guitar can summon the depths of the ocean, conjure deep-space nebulas or transport listeners to a swampy backwoods juke joint soaked in moonshine. Hailing from Charleston, West Virgina, the lead electric-ax-man for Zeut has spent much of his 25-year career exploring acoustic variations as a solo artist. On his newest self-released disc Eclectic and Mental Guitar Music (recorded live at an Einstein Bros. Bagels outlet last March and produced by Desert Airport's Eric Shiveley), Eldridge trips neurotransmitters with a beguiling and varied range of styles: ragtime, bop, classical, chicken blues, calypso and even something that he's dubbed "schizophrenic flamenco." Recalling Chet Atkins or Leo Kottke one minute, Michael Hedges or Phillip Glass the next, Eldridge offers a tasteful balance between the homegrown and the otherworldly.

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George Koumantzelis - The Aeolian Kid

Charming
Robert Eldridge - Eclectic and Mental Guitar Music ...

Track 1. Spacey delay and reverb. Bouncy. Put on the headphones and groove! ... Track 2. Nice note-bends. Eno-ish. Frippertronic-like. ... Track 3. Full-bodied and chunky. Hefty! Think: R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders. ... Track 4. Very accapela-ish. Nice volume-pedal-like effects and contrapuntal delays that evoke Yo Yo Ma's warm cello. (You can hear people talking in the background.) ... Track 5. Upbeat and lively. Danceable! Great finger-picking guitar work. ... Track 6. Spacey. Whale mating calls. Beautiful, melodic, Malian-like note-runs. Griot to the core! ... Track 7.Chiming. Charming. Classical. Every note sings! Rhythmic, powerful, and dramatic. John Fahey territory! ... Track 8. Bluesy. Funky. Slippin' and slidin'. Again, real Malian Griot-like. Clap your hands and stomp your feet! (Too bad there's background noise.) ... Track 9. Classical guitar pyrotechnics. Spanish-sounding, with a dynamic feel. ... 10. Jazzy and sprite! Sounds like there is a bass player playing along. Jingle Bells, indeed! ... 11. Cool and jazzy. Echoes of Taj Mahal meets Johanne Sebastian Bach. Where's Jimmy Buffett? ... Track 12. Delicate and lovely. Sensitive and spacey. Deeply moving. Echoes of The Edge. Nice fingerwork, but background noise is distracting at 7:00 minutes into the song. ... Nick's bagel's ready! ... Track 13. Norwegian Wood meets Segovia. Images of oceanside, Greek tavernas. ... Track 14. Entering Jorma Kaukonen territory! I can feel the warm, tube glow of the Fender Twin Reverb amp! Fingerlickin-good and as tasty as tenderloin! Do I hear money-coins tossed up on stage before the artist's feet? ... Track 15. Beautiful chordal passages. Effervescent melodic runs. Nice dynamic shifts in sound and tempo. Socrates said that The Muse told him in a dream to "make music." ... Track 16. Laid-back and lovely. Jazzy. Driving-back home music on a sunny, Sunday afternoon. ... My buddy, Robert, has produced a wonderful and intimate listening experience of his live performance before an audience. It will grab you! ... YOWZA! - The Aeolian Kid, EARTH DAY, April 22, 2005 (Copyright 2005 George Koumantzelis)

George Koumantzelis

A great album from a great musician and songwriter!
05. ROBERT ELDRIDGE ... Robert is a true gentleman and an amazingly talented guitarist and composer. We met over the internet when we both had our music posted at MP3.com before it went belly-up. I played his early MP3.com DAM CD on my radio program on WUML, 91.5 FM at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell called COSMIC PODUNK, and he never forgot to thank me in the credits to his first CD released here on CD BABY.com. Robert lives in Colorado, and his music reflects the wide open spaces of the mountains and The West. This man is going places! ... By the way, I should note that this is a great album from a great musician and songwriter! - George Koumantzelis

cliff mossey- a "denver party" survivor

great sounds, both variety and vitality for on the road, around the house or LIV
eclectic for sure but electric too!! Every taste for fine finger pickin' is included in 16 sa-weet selections. You'll be thinkin' OLE !! for Mosca de Fruta Gitana or Flamenco Equizofrenico and toetappin' through Chicken Blues. Las Vegas to Nashville ROCKS !! Just hit REPEAT on the ole CD player then sit back and enjoy the many moods of Robert Eldridge at play.

cliff mossey- a "denver party" survivor

great sounds, both variety and vitality for on the road, around the house or LIV
eclectic for sure but electric too!! Every taste for fine finger pickin' is included in 16 sa-weet selections. You'll be thinkin' OLE !! for Mosca de Fruta Gitana or Flamenco Equizofrenico and toetappin' through Chicken Blues. Las Vegas to Nashville ROCKS !! Just hit REPEAT on the ole CD player then sit back and enjoy the many moods of Robert Eldridge at play.