If you aren't familiar with the story behind this Bumblefoot - 9.11 , it deserves a brief introduction. Bumblefoot decided to dedicate the album to "the incomparable honor, courage, and bravery of all those who gave their lives to save others, to the memory of all those no longer with us, to the comfort and healing of those suffering with personal losses. The themes in the songs were already rather dark, so it's fitting that the lyrics have a lot to do with negative influences trying to bring us down.
Every song is thoroughly unique and awesome in its own right. It's actually quite difficult to describe the album as a whole due to the amount of variation throughout the songs. The overall theme is Bumblefoot - 9.11 dark and sprinkled with bluesy elements, but there Bumblefoot - 9.11 also some fun instrumentals like "don pardo pimpwagon" and "legend of van cleef.
The song is a slow bluesy piece played with a fretless guitar. Bumblefoot Bumblefoot - 9.11 solos with a mix of bluesy licks and 50's raygun sounds like you've never heard before that is to say, the song stands out as original Understand Me (Iacobucci Funk-Ulo Mix) - Various - House De Luxe Mix By G-Dubs among the countless radio classics that employ 50's raygun sounds and bluesy soloing.
At the end of the piece Bumblefoot plays an unaccompanied solo that sounds quite complicated and impossible to play. It's about the only point on the record where he even starts to approach showing off. Despite the technical aspect to all of his solos, he pulls off even the craziest movements with such ease that they never come across as pompous.
His solos are more about communication and working well within a song than they are the oft-implicit message of guitar heroes: "look what I can do with my guitar! Bumblefoot demonstrates Bumblefoot - 9.11 skill in a number of styles. At times the guitar even takes on a quality similar to a human voice thanks to the inventive phrasing Bumblefoot uses.
You can feel the emotion vividly in this piece. The improvised "hole in the sky" and the strangely distorted and cello-enhanced tm "time" are similarly evocative. On the lighter side of things, "don pardo pimpwagon" puts you in the middle of a fun-filled 70's car chase, complete with all the bizarre soloing you'd expect.
From Bumblefoot that is, not from 70's car chases. Mattias Eklundh contributes a unique and unusual solo in this song, giving it an even more distinct feel. There is another excellent guest solo on "top of the world," this time played by Dweezil Zappa.
That song features some of the more emotional soloing to be found on the crossing field (Electroteks The Landscape EDM Remix) - Various - 2016 Rewind (File), as it is distorted and modified in a surprisingly expressive way. Bumblefoot really gets into the singing on this bluesy doo-wop song, and the combination of the guest solo and powerful vocals make for a very emotive piece of music.
Bumblefoot's amazing technique Bumblefoot - 9.11 fretless guitar playing make the album worthwhile to guitar fans of all varieties, but more importantly, the innovative songs and sheer amount of emotion put into the work is more than enough to make me rank the CD as something all music fans should look into.
If you haven't checked out Bumblefoot yet, this is a good place to start, and since buying the album results in a donation to the American Red Cross, how can you go wrong? Give the mp3s a few listens and bask in the unique experience that is Bumblefoot.