Joe Pinnavaia - Solace CD review.
Solace is a 3 song EP of instrumental guitar rock at it's finest. Solace starts off with Collapse. Collapse has a metallic edge complete with some soaring guitar melodies. Joe displays his outstanding guitar technique with fretboard tapping and quick as lightning solo flights. The middle section really caught my ear as it's different from the rest of the song. Joe hits a huge sounding power chord in this section as the sound of a cricket chirps into the music. Joe displays his versatility with some super sweet sounding guitar to carry this section through. The powerful section sounds even more powerful after it kicks back in. Joe takes out Collapse out with more fantastic and frenetic guitar playing.
The second track, Solace, has a uplifting sound but still rocks out with vigor. Layers of melodic guitar playing combine together to create a cohesive and exciting sound. Again the middle section hit me in just the right spot with it's ethereal quality. A nice build up brings the rockin' intro part back in and the drums are highlighted as Solace comes to a close.
Transient closes out Solace in style. The song has a nice, jazzy guitar rhythm track and Joe rocks it up with some really melodic solo playing on top. Joe's flawless guitar technique really shines through on this track. A couple of bass solos are highlighted on Transient. Transient is my favorite song on Solace.
Any fan of the instrumental music of Joe Satriani and Steve Vai will absolutely love Solace.
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Thank You Joe!
Thank You Joe!