Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Durge | 10/29/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Ever since I first heard Sonny Sharrock play on Albert Ayler's "The Last Album" I have wanted to hear more of this mad man genius guitarist. Although I only have a few of his albums so far, this one again comes up short for me. Sonny seems to have many sides though and I give him credit for his attempts at a variety of ideas and sounds. I am not at all familiar with Skopelitis but I have to say I can't often tell which is which on this unaccompanied duet effort. Some tunes, like the first one, really strike me as pretty mundane efforts. Other tunes have a fairly nice feel to them but it is mostly very simple ramblings relying heavily on the electronics for that Bill Connors / Return to Forever effect. It just doesn't generally come off as powerfully as Bill & Chick pulled off and it lacks all the other instrumentation that made RTF pretty inspiring for it's day. This is OK but it doesn't seem worthy of what Sonny is capable of from what I have heard of his earlier work."
gary zajdel | buffalo ny | 02/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not for those who dwell in conventionalism....strictly AVANTE GARDE....BUT exceptional talent sharrock/pharoah (sanders)...a must have for true afficianados"