MARK DWANE - OTHER WORLDS
A stunning album of all new music for 2009!
OTHER WORLDS is a sonic exploration of metaphysical realms.
Eleven melodically addictive compositions ebb and flow from
the emotionally sensual to the dynamically powerful.
Blending his cinematic MIDI guitar orchestrations with some of his most
inspired guitar playing to date, Mark has created another stellar addition to the Dwane legacy.
Limited Edition of 1000, each signed and numbered
on master quality - audiophile CD-R.
A forerunner of combining instrumental rock with genres such as New Age and electronica since way back in the late ‘80s, guitarist Mark Dwane is a unique musician who deserves to be heard by fans of all the above genres. Dwane made headway with his widely acclaimed 2007 CD 2012, and now on the 2009 release of Other Worlds he breaks new ground with a CD that will thrill his long time fans and bring in a host of newcomers. Recorded at his hi-tech Trondant studios in Westlake, Ohio, Other Worlds is not only amazing from a musical / musician standpoint, but it’s amazingly well recorded without hardly a trace of distortion in the signal to noise chain. In other words, you don’t need a ten thousand dollar CD player to fully embrace Dwane’s modus operandi. One of those outstanding, vintage Sony CD players made when the company was perfecting the CD sound with their fabulous early ‘90s ES CD player series, is just the ticket to blow away the cobwebs out of your brain. As has already been pointed out, although he’s is a guitar player—and there’s plenty of amazing electric, midi and slide guitar work on Other Worlds—Dwane’s forte remains blurring the lines of musical reason by combining a series of challenging audio strategies that implement the guitar within a framework of a futuristic, near science fiction approach to musical concepts. A must for those who thrilled to the great music Jan Hammer was making during his brilliant instrumental rock Miami Vice era in the mid '80s, Dwane’s Other Worlds is a completely compelling and holistic musical experience just made for guitar fans who think more clearly ‘out of the box.’
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MARK DWANE: Other Worlds (CD on Trondant Music
This release from 2009 offers 49 minutes of astral electronic music.
While electronics and percussion are used with adroit expertise, Dwane's instrument of choice is the guitar.
Dreamy auras are generated, then laced with glimmering enhancement in the form a astral guitar.
Searing riffs soar to stratospheric altitudes where they twirl and cavort with ebullient zest. Each chord glistens with cosmic allure, yet these celestial airs are rich with human emotion. And when the guitar isn't striving for interstellar freedom, it's creating congenial riffs seasoned with an endearing romantic edge. (The romance alluded to isn't of an organic nature, but pertains to an expansive love of the world at large and the mysterious vistas that exist beyond its known parameters.) The notes cascade with great ease, establishing beautiful melodies with their relaxed definition.
Electronics provide vaporous panoramas that serve as ethereal foundations. Lavish textures drift on high, while additional tonalities wind through the air directly overhead, establishing slippery adhesion for the shimmering guitarwork.
Percussion contributes a bouncy animation to the tunes. The rhythms are gentle, yet buoyant, supporting ascension with each tender beat.
These compositions tastily blend pleasant sentiments with guitar intensity, resulting in music that glides on high breezes while retaining a direct connection to the human soul--effectively providing a tangible link between man and divinity.