Rotonova is the debut album of the Jazz-Funk guitarist Razl. Intergalactic dangerously addictive grooves, creative guitar melodies over saturated leslie sounds, and zappian environments for weird earthlings.
The album has been recorded with the collaboration of Dean Brown (Marcus Miller, Brecker Brothers, Vital Information, Bill Evans) and Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Mullmuzzler) on guitar, Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Mike Keneally Band) and Damian Erskine (jazz legend Peter Erskine's nephew) on bass and Charlie Dennard (Stanton Moore, Quintology, New World Funk Ensemble) on keyboards amongst others. All mastered by the prestigious engineer Michael Fossenkemper of Turttletone Studios, NY (Medeski, Martin & Wood, John Scofield).
Rotonova is not a record for velocipedes... Razl's fingers haven't been in danger at any time, but melodies have been meditated with great evil, since they have an extreme neural penetration capacity.
Razl amuses himself in every note and environment from this ordered chaos, paranoic improvisation in perfect equilibrium. All this makes Rotonova a surprisingly mixture in which each song is a new sound universe molded by each and every one of the great musicians collaborating with Razl.
“Spanish guitarist Razl is a real find. Almost as entertaining as his music are the album's liner notes and song titles. Razl appears to be a very talented artist who takes music quite seriously but doesn't necessarily take himself that way. He's got the attitude, composing skills, chops and imagination to put together the right players for a very engaging outing.”
-Walter Kolosky (www.jazz.com)
"This is Fusion with a capital F, proving that there's no shame in revisiting the past when the results are this good."
-Mark Saleski (www.jazz.com)
“Razl really plays blues and bop with feeling, has taste in the interludes, he is self demanding and expresses himself with a fluid and precise phrasing. Without a doubt, Rotonova deserves to be in a good album catalogue for high quality guitar material”
-Total Guitar Magazine (Spain)