Patrik Carlsson | Melodic Travel

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Melodic Travel

by Patrik Carlsson

instrumental guitar virtuoso
Genre: Metal/Punk: Instrumental Metal
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1. Settler's Pleasure
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2. Battlefield
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3. Kristina's Song
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4. Caribbean Uptempo
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5. Gate to Heaven
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6. Liberty City
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7. Luxian Minor
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8. Archipelago Blues
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9. Night Vision
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10. The Great A
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11. Hip'n Melodic
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12. Desederia
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13. Happy Quarter
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14. Naboo
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15. Spanish Vaganza
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16. Silence
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Patrik Carlsson is one of a hot new generation of exciting instrumental guitarists to have come out of Sweden in the new millennium.? His debut release "Phraseology" (LMC107) was released in? 2004 on Lion Music and now his follow up, Melodic Travel, sees Patrik take a turn into more traditional music waters to produce a very visual and melodic instrumental release that combines Patrik's guitar flash with some folk and jazz inflections.? On the new music's nature Patrik comments, "This was first meant to be a folk/jazz-inspired trip to the heart of Swedish traditional music. But then I changed my mind and started to explore various sidetracks and musical solutions. The final result was a lot of different alternatives and in the search for the melodic treasures new discoveries were made."? Each song on Melodic Travel has its own story, and to accompany the release, Patrik?s official web site will have illustrations to visualise each song?s story and mood

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Mikolaj Furmankiewicz

Patrik Carlsson - Melodic Travel
I hoped that all comparisons to Steve Vai would have been finished by the occasion of next Patrik's solo CD. First difference between Vai and Carlsson is the fact that a Swede played all instruments on the album. Mr. Vai has never recorded all the instruments for his solo releases. Patrik is interested in understanding music world as a whole. He doesn't choose one or two styles to play, but totally explores their musical horizons. This time, we get music that is more "muffled" and (sometimes) composed as a soundtrack. "Melodic Travel" is based on many components: folk patterns, light music, Brazilian rhythms, instrumental smooth jazz and a pinch of blues. A typical factor of Patrik's playing is sliding through the guitar neck that causes tones' distortion. I must admit that a feeling towers over a melody on that album, although it has still an important significance. Now I can't wait for Patrik's guitar concerto with an orchestra he is working on, but, at present, I can recommend "Melodic Travel" to Al Di Meola's devotees (who isn't the same like Steve Vai and doesn't play similarly like him for sure, haha).
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