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Allan Holdsworth – Atavachron – Music. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Atavachron – Allan Holdsworth on AllMusic – – For a little background, back in the ’80s. Atavachron is a music studio album recording by ALLAN HOLDSWORTH (Jazz Rock/Fusion/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette.

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Atavachron – Wikipedia

Recording Location Front Page Recorders. Zllan changed the way I listened to Allan Holdsworth and music in general. The Dominant Plague Allan Holdsworth. Indeed, comparing this album to anything else Holdsworth had made up to that point that I have heardsolo or in different bands, this comes off as rather weak. I think that all the excitement and joy he felt for this new musical instrument, has found a way into this album.

I enjoy Allan Holdsworth’s unique guitar tone, but I honestly cannot attavachron the majority of his solo output very much as he is not a very strong composer and most of his music comes off as just endless “noodling” and unfocused sonic experimentation. The Dominant Plague 5: I’ll admit, I have to be in the right mood to listen to a Holdsworth album. By the way, the album is a good fusion of jazz and rock. I had to dig deeper to understand what is being played, to tell the difference between Alan Pasqua’s beatiful keyboard and this new contraption, the synthaxe.


I believe this disc helped me grow as a listener. This is very good, but not an essential progrock album. These songs will make every guitar shredder wonder. Allan Holdsworth – Atavachron [CD]. This release offered a semi-progressive symphonic element and served to ever stretch the boundaries of jazz fusion. Jazz Latin New Age. Articles with hAudio microformats. Other sites in the MAC network: When Allan Holdsworth started dealing with the guitar ztavachron faced difficulties in atavachhron notes.

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So, he had to invent new methods of recording – using distortion in order to create the absolutely necessary sustain – and finally he had to convince the engineer to try out these unconventional practices! Thankfully, Allan has done far superior albums to this one, it has its moments but for the first-timer, don’t start here! You have to listen to this to believe it! Lyrics holdxworth Rowanne Mark. This marks Holdsworth’s first recorded use of the SynthAxean instrument which would be featured prominently on many of his future albums.


Nonetheless, if you have the energy to follow the songs, it can be quite rewarding.

For me it is really simple: Streams Videos All Posts. Introspection Late Night Partying. Possibly, could be interesting for musicians, some heavy aallan, but generally it is one of weakest Holdsworth albums ever.


Music for a Non-Existent Movie. Golden leaves, a light will gently fall and color all our yesterdays. The melody lines of that song are very unusual, though: Atavachrin you know all story about Synth-Axe used there, it gives some additional attraction.

In that group the melodic sensibilities and songwriting skills of Wetton could counterbalance the Jazz-Rock indulgences of Bruford and Holdsworth while the latter two brought an adventurous edge to the former.

The SynthAxe sounds more like a keyboard than a guitar. The Best of Allan Holdsworth: Atavachfon piece is a standout to me, except for the last track, which doesn’t fit and I regularly skip.