Mike Campese is a virtuoso guitar player with an extensive resume playing for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, but also supporting a host of other acts including Michael Schenker, The B-52's, Lou Reed, members of Yes and Asia, KC and the Sunshine band, Spin Doctors, Little Steven, among others. He's also a contributor to Guitar World, Guitar One and Guitar Player, where he has done several full page lessons for these magazines. Electric City is his seventh solo album.
Expect the usual shredding and creative licks that makes any guitar hero famous. The compositions are diverse as Campese's playing with the mild and melodic Closer to the Sun, ethnic inspired Cruisin Across the Mojave and Camelryde, and the pure shred of Napali Coast and the appropriately titled Over the Top. Campese also sings on several tunes, the most notable being Kauai Blue. To my surprise, he has a better than average voice.
Nevertheless, the emphasis here, as on all solo projects by guitarists, is upon the player: the aspiring guitar aficionado, or simple lover of all things guitarish, will be pleased. Otherwise there's not much more to say. Recommended.
The emphasis here, as on all solo projects by guitarists, is upon the player: the aspiring guitar aficionado, or simple lover of all things guitarish, will be pleased with Mike Campese's performance on Electric City.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]