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Sharp Guitars From a Flat Planet

by Jonas Tamas

Instrumental rock guitar with melodic and shred elements - a high-energy combination of serious riffage, soaring melodies and lightning fast runs.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Guitar Virtuoso
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1. Zenith
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2. Golden Sun
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3. Finger of Fate
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4. Mosquito Bite
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5. Tight Squeeze
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6. I Feel Sorry
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7. Locrian Locusts
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8. Streamline
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9. Eloquent Look
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10. Stormbeaten
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11. Conversion
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12. Escape From the Soulful Eyes
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
In the last couple of years, more and more fans of instrumental guitar music became aware of an interesting guitar player from Hungary. This new guy on the scene, Jonas Tamas, sounds a bit different than your “average” guitar hero. He has managed to create a unique style of hard rock, progressive, shred elements, combined with a hint of fusion and funk here and there.

Jonas Tamas has played with several bands in his country, making successful gigs on the biggest rock festival in Central Europe, Sziget Festival.

His debut instrumental guitar album, with the profound title "Sharp Guitars From A Flat Planet" contains over 64 minutes of guitar-driven instrumental music. It is a very diverse album, with songs ranging from progressive metal, through neoclassical shred to bluesy riffage, pure hard rock to mellow moments with piano and acoustic guitars.

As Jonas states in interviews, he strives to put unexpected elements, sounds and approaches in his music, sometimes by using uncommon scales or modal changes (like the appearance of the special “Locrian natural 6” scale in the main riff of Locrian Locusts), or combining the heaviest segments with delightful acoustic passages (for example in the song entitled Stormbeaten, which tells the story about the formation and the raging of a huge storm).

Besides the 12 songs on the album, there is a free downloadable 'Sharp Guitars Bonus Pack', which contains a 6-minute-long bonus track called 'Balance in Hand' plus a greeting card - and what's more, also guitar tablatures of some of the riffs and solo segments from the album, and backing tracks for the solo sections of Zenith and Eloquent Look. If you purchase the album on CDBaby then you are entitled to request the 'Sharp Guitars Bonus Pack', just write a mail to the artist asking for the package.

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ALIFIERAKIS GEORGIOS

Keep Rockin'
Zenith: Great intro! The best way to open the album!!! Great rythm guitar and fantastic solos!!
I liked very much the sound of yout guitar in the solos!!!

Golden Sun: Shred Shred Shred Shred Shred Shred Shred Shred!!! Loved It!!!!

Finger Of Fate: Great song! after these first 2 bombs this song calms you and it really took me away...

Mosquito Bite: 4 minutes of endless headbanging!!! fantastic melodies!!!! The guitar on this song is as it is talking!!!

Tight Squeeze: This was the first song that I heard from you!!! I don't know what to say about this one!!!
Probably my best song from now on!!! Loved the rythm, the solos, the drums! Everything on this song is AWESOME!!! I hear it all day long!!!

I Feel Sorry: another song that took me away... loved the piano melodies!!!

Locrian Locusts: Another great song! the changes within the track were awesome!

Streamline: Your playing in this song reminded a lot Steve Vai and Joe Satriani to me! Good Job!!!!

Eloquent Look: The rythm guitar on this song really really good! it was somehow evil! haha!!! Great solos and melodies!

Stormbeaten: This song really got me stormbeaten!!!

Conversion: A really cathy song! The melody is all day long on my mind!

Escape From The Soulful Eyes: The solos with the whammy were fantastic!!!
All the song was so good that now I have a headache from the headbanging!

All in all the album was FANTASTIC Jonas! all the songs were great! Great job, great guitar playing,
and as I saw on the credits of the album you did all the guitars, bass and drums! Great job again Jonas you really are a great musician!

Cheers Jonas!!
Keep Rockin' Us!!!!
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Fumihiko Okazaki

Amazing New Guitar Play
Definitely one of the world class guitar shredding album. Highly recommended to all shredding guitar music fan. Opens to the new world of guitar playing.
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Ramiro Suarez

Simply Great
Great sound, if you like Vai, Satriani and other guitar virtuosos you will enjoy this album. Amazing guitar player, the "sharp" part of the album is not an exaggeration. It is really a refreshing sound and album for the genre.
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Caerys McKenna

Keeps Me Driving
Amazing and yes it does keep me driving. It's my car cd of the moment. Buy it and you'll see what I mean
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Corey Bray

World Class Shredding
The guitar work of Jonas Tamas is truly in a class all its own. As a collector of artists like Vinnie Moore, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai, I'm always on the lookout for great new talent. And when I finally got my hands on Sharp Guitars From A Flat Planet, I was just blown away. Jonas has an amazing ability to deliver smooth sophisticated lead phrasing over a carefully thought out landscape of sound from one song to the next. This is one of those CDs that grabs you and keeps you listening for hours on end. So, be sure to treat yourself to this amazing CD.
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Robert Kainz

Amazing Album
If I were to list my influences as a guitar player, they would in large part match Jonas' (Satch, Vai, Petrucci, etc.) After listening to his new CD though, I will proudly add Jonas Tamas to that list and be sure to point all aspiring guitarists I know to him. Jonas inspires me to pick up the guitar again and practice, and we are proud supporters of him on RoadieRage.com. This is a great CD!
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ladeeart

Sharp Guitars From a Flat Planet
One of the most exciting, entertaining new CD to come out most recently. Jonas is an amazing, writer and guitar player who can easily be noted on the same level as Steve Vai and the likes,Jonas being an instrumental guitarists with great technic on picking, rocking alternate and melodic sound.
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Steve Sexton (OSV)

Home Run!!
Jonas hits it out of the park with his debut album! If your looking for virtuoso guitar, soaring melodies and great songs this cd is a must! Every track is excellent!!
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Des Walsh

Des
"Sharp guitars" is far from a generic shred cd. Yes Jonas can pull rippling arpeggios out of nowhere and treverse the fretboard in fluid and melodic fashion, but it's his compostional flair that makes his music stand out. An usual cocktail of sounds is another factor, very crunchy rhythm guitars, celestial sci-fi string washes and soaring vai-esque lead tones... lovely!
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George

We Salute You Jonas
Zenith: Great intro! The best way to open the album!!! Great rythm guitar and fantastic solos!!
I liked very much the sound of yout guitar in the solos!!!

Golden Sun: Shred Shred Shred Shred Shred Shred Shred Shred!!! Loved It!!!!

Finger Of Fate: Great song! after these first 2 bombs this song calms you and it really took me away...

Mosquito Bite: 4 minutes of endless headbanging!!! fantastic melodies!!!! The guitar on this song is as it is talking!!!

Tight Squeeze: This was the first song that I heard from you!!! I don't know what to say about this one!!!
Probably my best song from now on!!! Loved the rythm, the solos, the drums! Everything on this song is AWESOME!!! I hear it all day long!!!

I Feel Sorry: another song that took me away... loved the piano melodies!!!

Locrian Locusts: Another great song! the changes within the track were awesome!

Streamline: Your playing in this song reminded a lot Steve Vai and Joe Satriani to me! Good Job!!!!

Eloquent Look: The rythm guitar on this song really really good! it was somehow evil! haha!!! Great solos and melodies!

Stormbeaten: This song really got me stormbeaten!!!

Conversion: A really cathy song! The melody is all day long on my mind!

Escape From The Soulful Eyes: The solos with the whammy were fantastic!!!
All the song was so good that now I have a headache from the headbanging!

All in all the album was FANTASTIC Jonas! all the songs were great! Great job, great guitar playing,
and as I saw on the credits of the album you did all the guitars, bass and drums! Great job again Jonas you really are a great musician!

Cheers Jonas!!
Keep Rockin' Us!!!!
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