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Robot Monster
Don Ross
Robot Monster
Genres: Folk, New Age, Pop
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Don Ross
Title: Robot Monster
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Narada
Release Date: 8/5/2003
Genres: Folk, New Age, Pop
Style: Meditation
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724359060323, 0724359060354, 724359060354

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Excellent Guitar
Phil J. | Las Vegas, NV United States | 08/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Don continues to amaze me with his musical abilities. As he always says, he doesn't consider himself a guitarist, but a "musician who just composes for guitar most of the time." As it turns out, he has stayed true to his word, and his newest album contains some styles not covered in any of his previous works, namely electronic. In the 3 of 12 songs on the album containing electronic beats and sampling, the electronics only serve to enhance Don's tight rythms and never-off groove that is the base for all his music. Although Robot Monster, in my opinion, does not top Don's earlier effort,(and my favorite of his) Loaded.Leather.Moonroof, it is still a remarkable album, if not only for his adventure into a musical genre rarely paired with finger style guitar. Note: Loaded.Leather.Moonroof can be purchased off Don's website, It's worth checking out!"
Don Ross' Robot Monster
J. Newton | Burnsville, MN USA | 10/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Excellent acoustic guitar album, particularly if you are into any of the Narada artists.
Wonderful technique. Very little new-age fluff. More funky than you expect from a Narada release. Only one wordless vocal track.
First heard the title track on "Attention-Span Radio" on Radio365."
andrew | toronto | 04/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"don ross is an oustanding acoustic guitarist. most of the songs here are solo pieces played on various alternately tuned 6,7 & 8 string acoustics. his playing at times can floor you and alone he still sounds like a full orchestra. but this isn' t his first outing and he doesn' t show us anything new here. the problem here, is that he seems to be running out of ideas. his weakness, composing, stands out. check out don' s earlier work like 'huron street', 'passion session' and the rare 'this dragon won' t sleep' (features outstanding live version of 'zarzuella'). 'this dargon won' t sleep' also has more playing within small ensembles. despite the above comments, the cd is a very good listen. his earlier work is just far better, he' s that good! if u' ve never heard don' s playing before u'll enjoy 'robot monster'(great title by the way). this type of virtuosity is anomolous!looking forward to don' s new ideas and his development as a composer"