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Tales From Bulge
Michael Landau
Tales From Bulge
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock


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All Artists: Michael Landau
Title: Tales From Bulge
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Paulstarr Enterprise
Release Date: 12/2/1996
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
Style: Modern Postbebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 4006759925157, 790941000428

CD Reviews

jempor | 12/12/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If youve ever heard, the radio, then uve heard something from this session master...but nothing can compare to his solo work on this record...everything from blistering blues, hard edged fusion and soul stirring volume swells that emote one else can seem to match Landau's versatile skill, soul and his unique ability to get THAT FAT TONE...if u like guitar, buy this CD, hey ive got 2!!! Check out his local LA hendrix-esque bands Burning Water and Raging Honkies at the Baked Potato"
Mike is the Man
jempor | 12/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most likely 50% of what you hear on the radio has Mike Landau on it. He is easily one of the 5 most versatile players on the planet. Unbelievable feel and super cool sounds. Tales is a guitar lovers dream and probably the coolest guitar solo album ever produced."
Big on TONE!
KARL F. KOOPMANN | midwest | 02/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Amazing. I am addicted to this album. The production is incredible, judging from the HDCD version; everything sounds perfect. Great tunes, if somewhat lacking in melodic development (I had considered rating it only four stars for this reason, but every other aspect fully compensates); a lot of short motivic themes and guitar cliches. (Then again, in a lot of cases Landau is half the reason they have become cliches!) But the star of this show is Landau's array of tones (duh), from the raw, biting strat grit to the spacious swelling chords. Anyone who was alive in the '80s has had an earful of Michael Landau at some point; "Tales" is a vivid reminder of why so many "high-profile" producers called him for the studio date. The interest areas in this album are largely harmonic and timbral --at some points, it's downright Holdsworthy in texture-- but there are some very tasty licks and some bluesy bits as well. Just don't expect a lot of Shrapnel "shredding"!
"Tales from the Bulge" may not be for everybody, but most fusion fans will dig it, and just about every guitar player who drools over great tone will wonder why they didn't get it sooner."