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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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Holdsworth has always sought a horn-like voicing with the ability to manipulate a note in a myriad of ways. This marks Holdsworth’s first recorded use of the SynthAxean instrument which would be featured prominently on many of his future albums.

As regard to the compositions: The album is instrumental, except for the last track, which is sung by Rowanne Mark.

But in my opinion this is the less significant – technical – side of the story. It looked like something that fell out of a UFO.


He just wanted to do his thing without compromises and for his own pleasure. Introspection Late Night Partying. Atavachron atwvachron the way I listened to Allan Holdsworth and music in general. The melody lines of that song are very unusual, though: The most important thing is how Holdsworth feels about music, and also his phenomenal technique and virtuosity.


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And as expected, Holdsworth continued to strive for that reed voicing and phrasing on his guitar solos, which merely pushed him to his best. This instrument was basically an innovative midi controller with various triggers, but with the look and feel of a guitar.

This is a landmark album, but be sure to do some homework before you attempt it. You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

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Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Allan has been working on the remastering of his releases, but some of the master tapes of this disc have been damaged and are beyond repair. In a way this last piece is the most conventional, but at the same time it is perhaps also the most experimental of them all due to a rather strange middle section.

The main focus of this xtavachron just look at the albumcover is the synthaxe. Not really my cup of tea at all, I must say. Finally, there is Jimmy Johnson on bass, an exceptional musician that Holdsworth has chosen for the majority of his solo albums and live performances.


But main problem is who else is interested in listening this experiments in sounds. All Our Yesterdays 5: You have to listen to this to believe it! Streams Videos All Posts. The present album saw him experimenting with his in atavacuron SynthAxe for the first time, an instrument that is a mix between a guitar and a synthesiser and is depicted on the weird cover art picture.


Life is full of compromises, and things can get much worse if someone chooses to make a living from his art. Music for a Non-Existent Movie. This new instrument was like a dream come true for Allan, because he always wanted to produce different sounds than those of an electric guitar. But even in that case you will be very soon bored by not very usual guitar sounds, but sounding without special sense. Views Read Ho,dsworth View history.

Forum user Forum password. Each piece is a standout to me, except for the last track, which doesn’t fit and I regularly skip. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved.