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Relentless

by GTRMAN

The return of COOL guitar - Surfer groove meets Latin soul for this fantastic display of instrumental rock guitar! From straight ahead Rock to Flamenco and everything in between, hear the CD that makes flashy guitar cool again!
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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1. Relentless
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2. Airstrike
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3. Love Song
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4. Gods Groove
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5. Almost Home
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6. Get Off the Dang Roof
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7. The Temple of Set
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8. Sailing Away
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9. A Spanish Romance
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10. La Donna E Mobile
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11. Lost
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12. North Shore Samurai
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"I was hooked on first listening, here's a Cd that grabs you from the first track and doesn’t let go until the last. Every song is a treat, well written and masterfully executed! It reminded me of the first time I heard Surfing With The Alien, it was just plain cool!"
B Cosworth....radio personality.

In the summer of 2009 Williams was asked to compose a modern version of 'La Donna E Mobile' for an independent movie being shot in Montreal starring internet model Jenny Poussin. The recording went so well that Williams was inspired to continue writing.
What began as a one shot recording, turned into a full recording session over the summer and the result was this jaw dropping display of guitar.

The song writing and technical skill are only matched by the true emotional expression found in each song. The upbeat tempo's are groovy and solid. This is the kind of Cd you throw in while cruising the highway. You get lost in the music and many times find yourself pushing the speed limit as Williams' display of guitar pyrotechnics captures your soul and ignites it.

The title track "Relentless" is the perfect combination of Rock meets Latin groove, acoustic speed picking meets overdriven lead guitar solo. Its fast, its furious and more importantly it’s just too damn cool! This is the kind of song every disciple of instrumental rock guitar wants to write...Williams does it with 100% success! And this is just the start!

Track 2 "Airstrike" picks up where the first song left off and throws the throttle down! If TOP GUN made a sequel this would be the sound track!

Song 3 and 4 "Love Song / Gods Groove" - The nylon string classical guitar piece is the perfect intro for " God's Groove". A Carlos Santana inspired track that brings a fresh, inspired feel to the Latin lead guitar song. The perfect tone meets slick groovy licks...with just the right touch of nylon string speed picking and a dash of horn section to top it off....Fantastic track!!!

Song 5 "Almost Home"... It’s like driving a pickup truck down a country road on the perfect summer day. Another side of this incredible musician’s talent. Fusing countryish licks and feel with just a bit of rock 'n'roll. This song is a real treat!

Song 6 "Get Off The Dang Roof"...this could be my favourite track! It starts off with a furious acoustic guitar lick that sets the speed and tone right off the bat...this is gonna KICK! The distorted guitars fade in and it’s off to the races with one of the funnest, coolest, most inspired guitar songs I’ve heard in Years!!!! If this song doesn't win an award for best instrumental it’s a crime...without a doubt this song fires it up to a whole new level...lookout kids here’s a song you're gonna have to learn! And did I mention Williams learned how to play the Banjo for this one, something he admits "Is way harder than it looks!"

Song 7 "The Temple Of Set"... Just when you think you've got Williams all figured out he throws you a curve ball with this moody, astral plane journey into the dark heart of the human soul. This stand out track is earth shattering!!!

Song 8 "Sailing Away" ... The track that most pick as the best song on the disk. This easy listening track that starts with the sounds of the ocean is one of the most beautiful pieces of guitar work I’ve heard in many years. The Acoustic guitars here are smooth and perfect. The lead guitars almost speak to the listener in a musical voice that is as touching as it is inspiring. It’s no wonder that this track was chosen by Kiana Tom ( Kiana's Flex Appeal ) for use in her television programs and promotional video. An Absolutely beautiful song!

Song 9 " A Spanish Romance" ... Described by Williams as something simple, fast and fun to play. This speed picking, acoustic track may be the most stripped down of all the songs but it still somehow delivers with heart pounding flash! It makes you want to put down your electric guitars and shut off your amps. It harkens back to the days of Al Di Meola and makes you ask the question, is there anything this guy can’t play?

Song 10 La Donna E Mobile ... Originally composed by Giuseppe Verdi in 1851, Williams creates a fresh arrangement and embellishes this classical masterpiece with modern day flash guitar. This is where the Cd all began. Rockin!

Song 11 "Lost" ... The intro piece to the complete song "Lost And The Undiscovered Soul" from the Cd 'Blackened". This song is the first time Williams ever played the piano. He became inspired to write a piano piece but didn’t know anyone at the time who would play it. So, sitting for a few hours in his studio he taught himself how to play this one song. He hit record and this is the result. A song that is beautiful and haunting and according to Williams one of his favourites because, " Simply put, I cannot play the piano...I have no idea how I did this."

Song 12 " North Shore Samurai" .... If you can’t hear Satch in this one you're not a fan of surfer groove guitar! Just when you think the Cd has mellowed out Williams hits you with this outro piece...flashy, cool, groovy and smokin'...the perfect way to end a jaw dropping Cd. Makes you want to hit play again and again and again! This is exactly the kind of song that made Williams and millions of others a fan of instrumental rock guitar.

The sound, the groove, the skill and the emotion..All of it adds up to one thing... One of the most fantastic instrumental Rock Guitar Cd's ever! Get this Disk!!!




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Josh Kuzdak

AWESOME
It's refreshing to hear music that breaks the parameters of the mainstream...way to go!
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Pete Dulong

WICKED!
WICKED CD! This guy is outstanding on the guitar. Five Stars!
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Rod Hilton

sham-WOW
It keep on getting BETTER!!!! Keep up the good work. Love this CD.
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B.Cosworth

Spectacular
"I was hooked on first listening, here's a Cd that grabs you from the first track and doesn’t let go until the last. Every song is a treat, well written and masterfully executed! It reminded me of the first time I heard ‘Surfing With The Alien’, it was just plain cool!"
B Cosworth....radio personality.

In the summer of 2009 Williams was asked to compose a modern version of ‘La Donna E Mobile’ for an independent movie being shot in Montreal starring internet model Jenny Poussin. The recording went so well that Williams was inspired to continue writing.
What began as a one shot recording, turned into a full recording session over the summer and the result was this jaw dropping display of guitar.

The song writing and technical skill are only matched by the true emotional expression found in each song. The upbeat tempo's are groovy and solid. This is the kind of Cd you throw in while cruising the highway. You get lost in the music and many times find yourself pushing the speed limit as Williams' display of guitar pyrotechnics captures your soul and ignites it.


Track 1 "Relentless" is the perfect combination of Rock meets Latin groove, acoustic speed picking meets overdriven lead guitar solo. Its fast, its furious and more importantly it’s just too damn cool! This is the kind of song every disciple of instrumental rock guitar wants to write...Williams does it with 100% success! And this is just the start!

Track 2 "Airstrike" picks up where the first song left off and throws the throttle down! If TOP GUN made a sequel this would be the sound track!

Song 3 and 4 "Love Song / Gods Groove" - The nylon string classical guitar piece is the perfect intro for " God's Groove". A Carlos Santana inspired track that brings a fresh, inspired feel to the Latin lead guitar song. The perfect tone meets slick groovy licks...with just the right touch of nylon string speed picking and a dash of horn section to top it off....Fantastic track!!!

Song 5 "Almost Home" ... It’s like driving a pickup truck down a country road on the perfect summer day. Another side of this incredible musician’s talent. Fusing countryish licks and feel with just a bit of rock 'n'roll. This song is a real treat!

Song 6 "Get Off The Dang Roof" ...this could be my favourite track! It starts off with a furious acoustic guitar lick that sets the speed and tone right off the bat...this is gonna KICK! The distorted guitars fade in and it’s off to the races with one of the funnest, coolest, most inspired guitar songs I’ve heard in Years!!!! If this song doesn't win an award for best instrumental it’s a crime...without a doubt this song fires it up to a whole new level...lookout kids here’s a song you're gonna have to learn! And did I mention Williams learned how to play the Banjo for this one, something he admits "Is way harder than it looks!"

Song 7 "The Temple Of Set" ... Just when you think you've got Williams all figured out he throws you a curve ball with this moody, astral plane journey into the dark heart of the human soul. This stand out track is earth shattering!!!

Song 8 "Sailing Away" ... The track that most pick as the best song on the disk. This easy listening track that starts with the sounds of the ocean is one of the most beautiful pieces of guitar work I’ve heard in many years. The Acoustic guitars here are smooth and perfect. The lead guitars almost speak to the listener in a musical voice that is as touching as it is inspiring. It’s no wonder that this track was chosen by Kiana Tom ( Kiana's Flex Appeal ) for use in her television programs and promotional video. An Absolutely beautiful song!

Song 9 " A Spanish Romance" ... Described by Williams as something simple, fast and fun to play. This speed picking, acoustic track may be the most stripped down of all the songs but it still somehow delivers with heart pounding flash! It makes you want to put down your electric guitars and shut off your amps. It harkens back to the days of Al Di Meola and makes you ask the question, is there anything this guy can’t play?

Song 10 “La Donna E Mobile” ... Originally composed by Giuseppe Verdi in 1851, Williams creates a fresh arrangement and embellishes this classical masterpiece with modern day flash guitar. This is where the Cd all began. Rockin!

Song 11 "Lost" ... The intro piece to the complete song "Lost And The Undiscovered Soul" from the Cd 'Blackened". This song is the first time Williams ever played the piano. He became inspired to write a piano piece but didn’t know anyone at the time who would play it. So, sitting for a few hours in his studio he taught himself how to play this one song. He hit record and this is the result. A song that is beautiful and haunting and according to Williams one of his favourites because, " Simply put, I cannot play the piano...I have no idea how I did this."

Song 12 " North Shore Samurai" .... If you can’t hear Satch in this one you're not a fan of surfer groove guitar! Just when you think the Cd has mellowed out , Williams hits you with this outro piece...flashy, cool, groovy and smokin'...the perfect way to end a jaw dropping Cd. Makes you want to hit play again and again and again! This is exactly the kind of song that made Williams and millions of others a fan of instrumental rock guitar.

The sound, the groove, the skill and the emotion...All of it adds up to one thing... One of the most fantastic instrumental Rock Guitar Cd's I own! Get this Disk!!!
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Matheson Kamin (The Rock And Roll Report)

New release shows musician's many different sides.
Talent. This is what separates the great from the mediocre. If you can do something better than the others, then you have a good chance of being remembered. Rock guitarists should know this better than anyone. To separate yourself from the pack, you need to have your own style as well as being able to play many different types of music. This is one of the biggest things that give guitarist Dennis Williams an edge over many of his contemporaries.

Dennis Williams is a guitarist that makes his home up in Canada. The Ontario-area musician just released a new CD by the name of Relentless under his moniker of GTRMAN. And with the various styles of playing that Williams showcases on his new release, the moniker seems to be a good fit. At various points on the album, Williams can be found picking, shredding, or just plain playing his fingers off.

And of course, it’s not just about the playing style of the musician that makes Dennis Williams the “GTRMAN”; it is also the fact that he has the ability to play many different genres of music, as well. With jazz, metal, rock, even country showing up on his album of Relentless, the listener gets to experience many different sides to Williams.

Relentless from Dennis “GTRMAN” Williams begins with the album’s title track. The many different elements to the song make it very unusual and unique: The strong rock/metal base; the different playing styles, including jazz, rock and flamenco; and the very energetic feel to the piece all combine to create the perfect track to lead off the album. Needless to say, “Relentless” is a very apropos title to the song.

The energetic feel to the album continues with the song “Airstrike”. You can almost envision yourself in the audience at an air show waiting for the jet planes to fly overhead.

To calm the nerves a little, Williams includes “Love Song” as the album’s next track. The song has an almost classical feel to it. The track shows the control Williams has when he wants to show some emotion in his playing.

A sign of a real musician is the drive to always want to add something more to your abilities. For the song “Get Off the dang Roof,” Dennis Williams picked up the banjo and learned to play a certain song from the movie “Deliverance” as part of the track. A great surprise, and it adds yet another reason to why the relentless album is so strong.

From one of the strongest tracks on the album to one of the most unusual: The Temple of Set combines a rock base with a few ambient overtones to create possibly the track that might make the listener stop to listen.

A true composer will draw from many different sources to create his or her music. The only track on the album that wasn’t composed by Williams is the classical composition of “La Donna E Mobile” from Giuseppe Verdi. This modern take on the song was originally arranged for an independent motion picture starring model Jenny Poussin. The song was included on the soundtrack.

The only song on the release that does not find Dennis Williams playing the guitar is the track “Lost”. The song was the one composition that Williams created with the piano in mind. And with no one to play it for him, Williams sat down and learned to play the song himself….with surprisingly good results.

To finish the album, the song “North Shore Samurai” finds Dennis Williams once again playing the guitar. The strong track is a fitting end to an album that gives the listener many different perspectives on a musician who is much more than just a guitarist. Along with playing many different guitars for the album, Dennis Williams played the bass, the drum parts and every other musical sound on the release. Williams is a true “talent” in every meaning of the word.

Running the gamut from rock to metal, from country to classical, Relentless from Dennis “GTRMAN” Williams shows many different sides to the musician. A pleasure to listen to, Williams’ album of “Relentless” makes one wish for more. Maybe one day.

To find Dennis “GTRMAN” Williams online, go to his website at www.gtrman.com. He can also be found on MySpace at www.myspace.com/gtrman.
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Matheson Kamin

Relentless from Dennis “GTRMAN” Williams shows many different sides to this musi
Talent. This is what separates the great from the mediocre. If you can do something better than the others, then you have a good chance of being remembered. Rock guitarists should know this better than anyone. To separate yourself from the pack, you need to have your own style as well as being able to play many different types of music. This is one of the biggest things that give guitarist Dennis Williams an edge over many of his contemporaries.

Dennis Williams is a guitarist that makes his home in Canada. The Ontario-area musician just released a new CD by the name of Relentless under his moniker of GTRMAN, and with the various styles of playing that Williams showcases on his new release, the moniker seems to be a good fit. At various points on the album, Williams can be found picking, shredding, or just plain playing his fingers off.

Of course, it’s not just about the playing style of the musician that makes Dennis Williams the “GTRMAN”. It is also the fact that he has the ability to play many different genres of music, as well. With jazz, metal, rock, even country showing up on Relentless, the listener gets to experience many different sides to Williams.

Relentless begins with the album’s title track. A blend of several elements makes the song unusual and unique. Strong rock/metal base, diverse playing styles including jazz, rock and flamenco, and a very energetic feel to the piece combine to create the perfect track to lead off the album. Needless to say, “Relentless” is a very apropos title to the song.

The energy continues with the song “Airstrike”. You can almost envision yourself in the audience at an air show waiting for the jet planes to fly overhead. To calm the nerves a little, Williams offers “Love Song” next, with an almost classical feel to it. The track shows the control Williams has when he wants to show some emotion in his playing.
A sign of a real musician is the drive to always want to add something more to your abilities. For the song “Get Off the dang Roof,” Williams picked up the banjo and learned to play a certain song from the movie “Deliverance” as part of the track. A great surprise, and it adds yet another reason why this album is so strong. Then we go from one of the strongest tracks on the album to one of the most unusual: “The Temple of Set” combines a rock base with a few ambient overtones to create an engaging song to bend the ear of the listener.

On “Lost”, Williams sets aside the guitar for the piano. This song was the one composition that Williams created with the piano in mind, and with no one to play it for him, Williams sat down and learned to play the song himself (with surprisingly good results).

For the final track, Williams returns to his home base, the guitar, on “North Shore Samurai”. This strong track is a fitting end to an album that gives the listener many different perspectives on a musician who is much more than just a guitarist. Along with playing many different guitars for the album, Dennis Williams played the bass, the drum parts and every other musical sound on the release. Williams is a true “talent” in every meaning of the word.

Running the gamut from rock to metal, from country to classical, Relentless from Dennis “GTRMAN” Williams shows many different sides to the musician. A pleasure to listen to, Williams’ album of Relentless makes one wish for more.

Review by Matheson Kamin
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