Plankton | Humble Colossus

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Humble Colossus

by Plankton

BRILLIANT SECOND DISC FROM THIS AMAZING DUAL INTRUMENTAL HEAVY GUITAR BAND FROM SWEDEN WITH AN AUTHENTIC RETRO-70'S HENDRIX MEETS GOV'T MULE BLUESY HEAVY GUITAR VIBE.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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1. What's Your Favourite Colour?
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2. Bulleribock
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3. Fleetwood
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4. Visa Fran Utanmyra
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5. Kebnekaise
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6. Agent Orange
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7. Out of the Sun
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8. Yestermorrow
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9. You Are My Friend
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10. A Thousand Lakes
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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HUMBLE COLOSSUS, the highly anticipated second c.d. from PLANKTON (an incredibly talented / gifted dual instrumental guitar band from Sweden), features 10 brilliant trax of outstanding, mind-blowing, CLASSIC, diverse, retro-70's, bluesy heavy guitar compositions of epic proportions. This is timeless "PURE HEAVY GUITAR BEAUTY" of the highest order, full of depth, power, maturity and scope that knows no limits or boundaries.
PLANKTON features two phenomenal guitarists named EMIL FREDHOLM and CHRISTIAN NEPPENSTROM, both unbelievably talented stratmasters in their own right. Both guitarists display killer chops (complete with tons of soul and feel), fabulous technique, gorgeous melodies, lush tones and deep harmonic sophistication delivered through the classic strat / marshall line-up complete with a miriad of authentic, vintage stomp boxes used to great effect. Both guitarists are incredible world-class players who have found their own original voices on their instruments and have achieved true heavy guitar greatness on HUMBLE COLOSSUS. PLANKTON also features an absolutely killer powerhouse rhythm section in the form of TOMAS THORBERG on bass, SEBASTIAN SIPPOLA on drums and LARS NORMALM on percussion. Brother LARS adds a whole new dimension to the PLANKTON sound with his groovy percussion work). These three talented cats who play an integral part of the PLANKTON sound, lay down incredible, thick, solid grooves upon which brothers EMIL & CHRISTIAN work their deep heavy guitar riffage. There is an astounding, dynamic musical interplay between all 5 PLANKTON brothers with a strong emphasis on memorable / standout compositions, which is a rarity amongst most instrumental guitar music. Not content to be known as just a "guitar band", all 5 members work together as a whole to achieve their musical goals. The compositional skills of PLANKTON are stunning to say the least and definitely set them apart from the rest. There is a real warmth and sense of pleasure pouring out of the grooves that will fully satisfy even the most seasoned music lovers and serious heavy guitar freaks. HUMBLE COLOSSUS is a REAL guitar lovers dream and the album's production and mix are authentic to their style and are first class throughout.

In the fine tradition of staying true to themselves and at the same time to their deep, bluesy, hendrixy retro-70's "EARTH BLUES FUSION" heavy guitar roots (inspirations & influences), HUMBLE COLOSSUS is HIGHLY recommended to fans of HENDRIX (long live the musical spirit of JIMI), ROBIN TROWER, FRANK MARINO, ULI JON ROTH, MICHAEL SCHENKER, LESLIE WEST & MOUNTAIN, CREAM, TOMMY BOLIN, JEFF BECK, ERIC JOHNSON, STEVE MORSE, GREG KOCH, MICHAEL LANDAU, WARREN HAYNES & GOV'T MULE, WISHBONE ASH, and all of the classic guitar greats.

For those of you who tuned in and are familiar with the phenomenal debut disc by PLANKTON (a veritable work of outstanding TOTAL GUITAR art) released a few years back on GROOVEYARD RECORDS, new and old fans alike will be completely blown away and mesmerized by the sheer brilliance and passionate sophistication found on their latest "musical journey" known as HUMBLE COLOSSUS.

PLANKTON has fully achieved "musical euphoria" on HUMBLE COLOSSUS.



"Where as plankton may be nourishment for sea faring behemoths,
the band Plankton provide savory nourishment for the soul
with their weighty brand of instrumental axe-slaughts.
The new recording, "Humble Colossus", is an earthy, girthy set
that conjures up images of a supergroup where the vintage
Allman Brothers lineup is modified by two Hendrixian flavored
strat potentates on twin leads replacing Duane and Dickey
and John Bonham replacing Butch Trucks,
and the instrumental compositions are no-holds-barred.
Never degenerating into a heavy-handed, shred-fest,
this tasty collection of compositions also serves as a textbook
on Hendrixian guitar tones, and the mighty drum sounds
may cause the weak to become incontinent.
So take... and eat..."

Greg Koch (4.04)


Reviews


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Robb Howell

Here we go again
Okay - you know how when you go to a music store, all the killer Strats & Les Pauls are WAAAY up high on the wall, and then all the knock-offs are down where the masses can grab them and torture them? And it's usually only the REAL players who have the balls to climb the ladder up, or even worse, are just barely able to reach the body and grab one of the $15,000 Strats up on that wall?

Plankton is one of those Strats...

I don't know what the fuck to say - whaddya say when a CD comes along and so completely delivers the goods you just have to go "Yeah - That's It - that's what I've been trying to tell everybody about for the last million years, THAT is the real shit!".... but nobody listens?
One more time - Plankton makes me want to PRACTICE.
God knows I compeletly love this band. They are the A-List rock band of the universe - everything else is the generic shit on the bottom shelves..it's okay, it's just not the real McCoy. PLANKTON IS THE REAL McCOY!! This new CD is fantastic. It's NOT Retro anything. It's modern to the hilt (great engineering, btw) - awesome playing, reminiscent of great influences - it's perfect. That's it! It's a perfect rock guitar album. It's so good - I just blew out the 'ole hoopajoob man (stop laughing and order the CD)!!
- Robb Howell, Peace Machine

Stolle


Came across this cd just by chance and have really enjoyed it alot. Since getting my cd, which came within a few days as promised, I've pretty much got the cd player on replay. Would enjoy seeing this band live. Overall great sounding band and excellent cd for the open roads played nice and loud.

Archie Campbell


I was itching to play this CD when it fell through the letter box....and wow!!!!! this album blow me away, the musicianship is astounding and the composition of the songs have a great RETRO feel about them...I love the subtle way in some of the compositions they take their hats of to some of the big guns of this kind of music. this band have made there mark! All you guitar slingers out there just buy this CD NOW!!!!!

Mr J Westcott

beautiful talent.
i hear jimi hendrix robin trower and walter trout in this band and you know what. i dont care. all i know is they can play some great tunes. awesome. joe uk

Torben

Great instrumental guitarrock
Some very fine compositions (great grooves, variations), very good sound, and some variation in style between numbers. It takes somewhat more effort to make instrumental music interresting; but if you like guitar rock, this one would not let you down. You also might want to consider "Feeding Frenzy" by Darediablo, another great CD in a similar style.

LasseM


Uniqe blend of funky-Jimi, swedish folkprogg from the 70's, and ...... do yourself a favour and buy a copy and find out yourself - they won't let you down .