Electric Guitar and Cello???!!! Huh???!!!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a collaboration between Rypdal (on electric guitar & synth), and David Darling (cello). If you think electric guitar & cello is an odd combination for a band, you're right! If you think it couldn't possibly work, you're wrong!! Moody and compelling, and definitely not for everyone. Worth it just for the track "Mirage", which lives up to its title sonically. The track "Laser" does the same also... a blistering solo electric guitar kills any semblance of peace and silence, and after it's over, sets up the hot-summer-day-let-me-lay-and-listen mood for the rest of the CD. As I said, this CD isn't for everyone, but if you like your music a little different, it'll be right up your alley! One of my favorite Rypdal LPs, along with "Chaser", "Singles Collection", and "To Be Continued". All are well worth the listening effort. Terje Rypdal is one of the best "mood" guitarists you've probably never heard! Why he is still virtually unknown has puzzled me for decades."
Electric guitar and cello!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ever wonder what an electric guitar would sound like soaring over a mello cello? If your curiosity runs that way, you'll probably like this. The first cut is a blistering solo guitar, the rest are brooding duets between the Rypdal and Darling. Fascinating stuff. Rypdal has done similar work (e.g. with Ketil Bjornstad on piano) but this is unique."