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by Joboj

Guitar music to melt your cerebellum.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Instrumental Metal
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Chest Compression V.6
2:22 $0.99
2. X
3:00 $0.99
3. Vulcanized Rubberneck
3:24 $0.99
4. Condiment Bomb
4:16 $0.99
5. Zero
4:54 $0.99
6. Blackthumb
1:28 $0.99
7. Bitch
4:02 $0.99
8. Stool
3:16 $0.99
9. Tryptophen Junkie
4:27 $0.99
10. Uniblab
3:17 $0.99
11. Killjoy... Warp Speed
5:45 $0.99
12. Screaming Chicken
2:21 $0.99
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Album Notes
Joboj (a.k.a. Joe Bochar) is sick in the head. His latest Nyquil induced album is like a bipolar patient short on meds. Frantic, finger-twisting solos punctuate the furiously fast songs with intent, while melodic refrains toss and turn on a bed of phat beats. Prepare for an aural assault: This is Joboj. This is X.

Masterminded by a guy who knows more about do-it-yourself than The Home Depot, Joboj writes, records and plays it all in his home studio. A conceptual departure from his previous three CDs, "X" obliterates the rules resulting in an experience that is definitely not your typical guitar CD. Ranging from hardcore ("Chest Compression v.6", "X") to trip hop/electronica ("Zero", "Tryptophen Junkie") to acoustic ("Blackthumb", "Bitch") to just plain crazy guitar ("Stool", "Screaming Chicken"), this disc caters to a diverse palate of styles, while maintaining an overall sound that is distinctly Joe.

As the most insane guitarist you think you've never heard, Joboj has covertly been creeping into the mainstream via play on such television shows as VH-1's Bands On The Run, and MTV's The Real World, Road Rules, and Undressed. His work can also be heard on demos for Cakewalk's Guitar Tracks Pro, Sonar, and Fernandes Guitars. In December 2002, Guitar Center and Morley Pedals will launch an advertising campaign featuring the JOBOJ "jam tracks" disc entitled "Chocolate".

Unlike anything on the market, "X" is the ultimate anti-boy band, anti-pop, anti-establishment in your face album that refuses to be ignored. "X" is no longer marks the spot, it IS the spot.



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Barry / NES

Movin' to the city...
If you've heard Orange, this is nothing like that. While both Orange and X have aggressive and beautiful moments, the atmosphere is completely different. X is a hard-hitting, solitary journey into a realm of anger, sadness, and hope lying in the haze. Joe had begun experimenting with computers and loops and X reflects that very much. It still contains melodic passages that will melt you into the songs, but the pummeling crunch is right around the corner. So, stop twiddling your fingers! Get it!

C. J.

Best intrument guitar album since "Passion and Warfare."
I will start by saying that I am not a fan of instrumental rock guitar records... they seem to have seen their best days, and are now about as exciting as someone describing to you how paint dries.
HOWEVER, the one light in the increasingly dark tunnel has fully arrived... and it is Joe Bochar. With "X" he has infused excitement back in to this long-decaying genre. He has abandoned traditional guitar-hero 'solos' for far more exciting expressions... recklessly combining DJ-esque guitar scratching, textural techinques and a keen sense of melody, he molds amazing SONGS together... rather than the typical 'endless solo wank-fest' that most guitar records leave us in a boredom-induced coma contain.
If you like music, period, buy this record.

Joe "Snafu" Maneca

Seriously SICK
X is such a KILLER album! It's like Satriani meets Korn with some of that new age almost techno beats to some of the songs, and old school riffing in others. Some really nasty guitar solos and some tasty licks make this one awesome instrumental album. This should make everyone’s list of the Top 10 Gnar-Gnar albums to own. Of course it will blow your mind even more to learn it's a solo act...JUST ONE DUDE blowing minds. Nice work and hopefully tons more to come.