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Transduction Euphony

by Sonic Deviant

A guitarist and composer of avant-rock, avant-pop, jazz, art music, and experimental forms, heavily influenced by the likes of Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, John Scofield, and Prince.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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1. I Miss Nothing
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2. Glass Shard Teeth
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3. It's a Little Sickness
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4. Finger in the Wall Socket
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5. Thread 0 Crashed
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6. Feline Demise
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7. Respite 1
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8. Am I Not Poisoned?
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9. Cindy's Fit
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10. Allam, allam!
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11. Dysgeusia
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12. Respite 2
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13. Immobilize the Alkaloid
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14. Phage T-4
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15. Resident Crockhead
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16. Respite 3
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17. That Which Is Most Precious and Maligned
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18. Coffee Bean
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19. Wonder's Jam
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20. Twinkle
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21. The Dream
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22. Autopsy & Lunch (MMVII)
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23. In Odio Circulus Sonus
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24. Ian, the Reluctant
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Transduction Euphony" is a record featuring 24 mostly instrumental tracks at a total run time of approximately 1 hour that will appeal to the rock, jazz, and avant-garde music enthusiast. If you enjoy guitar playing, music, and art from the likes of Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, John Scofield, BMR3000, Neil Haverstick, Dan Stearns, Marco Oppedisano, Ken Rubenstein, Infinite Ego, and other experimentally-minded artists, you'll probably enjoy this record.

Special guests artists DAVE SLACK (aka BMR3000 on bass) and SCOTT SIMMERMAN (on keys) appear on the jazz number, "Glass Shard Teeth."

WHAT SOME VERY TALENTED ARTISTS ARE SAYING:

KEN RUBENSTEIN, experimental composer and guitarist; Portland, OR
http://cdbaby.com/kenrubenstein
http://www.myspace.com/kenrubenstein:

"You can play your ass off and the tunes are just beautiful...the playing, production and just overall concept of the music is top notch...It's a near religious experience anytime I encounter a player such as yourself, with total shred chops who also exercises serious compositional restraint...Your influences seem to be coming from every direction. You obviously like the modern, avant classical stuff. You also seem to have faithfully absorbed much of the 'out jazz' (Cecil Taylor, Coleman for example), Zappa avant-rock and whatever else...The ideas and styles are all over the place, and your chops are honestly just fantastic...'Resident Crockhead' is quite friggin amazing...Your music rules, bro."

NEIL HAVERSTICK, experimental composer and guitarist; Denver, CO
http://www.myspace.com/microstick:

"I would like to tell folks that you are a superb guitarist/composer...There are a lot of things happening musically and production wise, and I'm delighted to say that it will take several listenings to see what's going on. You need to get this to folks...All I can say is that you've obviously worked very hard, and it's paying off...your project is mature and developed, guitar playing well integrated into the music...at the end of the day, chops are only part of the story; arranging, orchestrating, and the overall feeling are where it's at, and you've put it all together."

DAN STEARNS, experimental composer and guitarist; Boston, MA
http://www.myspace.com/danstearns:

"You’ve definitely carved out a nice little neighborhood of your own, mixing your love of Zappa and heavy guitar instrumentals a la Vai with the nods to lounge and a few other genres and bits of kitchen along the way as well (maybe even the sink). The moments that I realllllllly LOVE are those very nice multidimensional ones...where trashy low-fi sounds meet lush and more overtly recognizable ones and form a beautifully dense collage. There’s a depth to these moments that I find verrrrrrrrrrry rewarding! I also like all the funky ring modulator and pitch wiggling analogish sounding synth stuff...I’ve told you before that your approach reminds me of Howard Robert’s studio guys gone crazy records, and I had this thought again listening to the new CD...In any event, really nice work man."

MARCO OPPEDISANO, experimental composer and guitarist; New York, NY http://www.myspace.com/marcooppedisanomus:

"Love the diversity! Great energy, lots of attitude and very fine guitar playing...[I'm a] big fan of your music and playing. You really use a wide variety of guitar tones and sounds masterfully. I hear the Zappa influence amongst other things. You do have a unique voice and a healthy sense of humor mixed in there too...'I Miss Nothing' is wicked...Great groove and totally inspired and heartfelt playing. Love the subtle guitar noise in the beginning. Love the voice throughout."

BIG METAL ROBOT 3000, composer, guitarist, bassist, and space robot; Knoxville, TN (from the future)
http://www.myspace.com/bmr3000:

"Hey Shane...ROCK OUT!...you need to write more songs about robots."

Visit SD's bio at: http://www.sonicdeviant.com/biography.html
Visit SD's blog at: http://sonicdeviant.blogspot.com
Visit SD's myspace at: http://myspace.com/sonicdeviant

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Marco Oppedisano

Fantastic!
This is really such an impressive CD from beginning to end. It is such a rich musical journey through the endlessly creative mind of Shane Hendricks. Although it is primarily a guitar driven driven disc, the focus is on the music and that is the way it ought to be. Also, the kids are so damn cute. Great stuff!
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Marco Oppedisano

Fantastic!
This is really such an impressive CD from beginning to end. It is such a rich musical journey through the endlessly creative mind of Shane Hendricks. Although it is primarily a guitar driven driven disc, the focus is on the music and that is the way it ought to be. Also, the kids are so damn cute. Great stuff!
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Mark Sobus

Another Kick A$$ CD from my buddy Shane!
Spread the word on this CD and pick up one for your musician buddies. Really cool arrangements!

Awesome CD, Shane! Keep up the great work. Maybe we will meet again someday, my friend.
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Ken Rubenstein

Awesome CD
Transduction Euphony is awesome. An incredibly well produced and engineered record with gorgeous sonic clarity, Transduction Euphony spans a wide conceptual spectrum.

Shane's influences are all over the place. Gems like "Finger in the Wall Socket" and "Thread O Crashed" sound like they could be right out of the Zappa song catalog circa "Jazz From Hell" (sometimes sounding as if covered by the Residents). The Zappa influence is readily apparent. It's not a contrived and blind regurgitating of some pre-existing Zappa sound. It's a very faithful and sophisticated and mature reflection of the Zappa sound. "Autopsy and Lunch" is another gem right out of the Zappa handbook. I know of many guitarists who borrow liberally from Zappa, but honestly Shane is one of the very few composers who makes this influence completely his own. That requires skill.

The thing that always strikes me about Shane's tunes is not just the depth of the composition and supporting guitar work, but the choice of timbres, horizontal arrangement and overall production of the piece. There is some beautiful exploration of timbre going on throughout. The Mahavishnu-ish rock fusion tune "Am I Not Poisoned?" prominently showcases Shane's wonderful guitar work as well as his attention to arrangement and choice of timbre.

Shane's vision is clearly a pretty unique one and to see this vision through to fruition, he adds very subtle and unpredictable production-related nuances like running voice samples like (I think) "Psychoanalytical Double Talk" (through a ring modulator-type effect) on "Cindy's Fit", adding yet another element crazed eccentricity to the whole production.

Another gem and one of my favorites on the record is “Dysgeusia”, which sounds like a cross between Jeff Beck and Wendy Carlos. It's brilliant and has a totally infectious vibe to it. This tune is now in heavy MP3 rotation.

There's alot of creativity here. There is never any lack of attentiveness to arrangement and timbre. At times the tunes are reminiscent of Vai, especially as it relates to Vai's approach to doubling/mimicking the dynamics of human speech. On "Immobolize the Alkaloid", he actually has programmed drums (rhythmically) doubling spoken word samples from some chemist friend of his. It's relatively nuts....kind of a combination of Rene Lussier (check out Lussier's "Le tre'sor de la langue"...it's amazing) and Vai.

Suddenly, amid all the complexity and madness appears 32 seconds of angelic relief in the form of his daughter singing revamped version of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.

It's obvious to me, anyway, that Shane puts tons of thought into his work (which is really the way it’s supposed to be). It's an incredibly well thought out and meticulously constructed collection of very innovative music. You will hear Vai, Zappa, Scofield and many others in his comping, phrasing and execution of ideas. If you want new and adventurous music realized through advanced guitar playing, pick up Transduction Euphony now.
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