Allan Holdsworth – Atavachron – Music. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Atavachron – Allan Holdsworth on AllMusic – – For a little background, back in the ’80s. Atavachron is a music studio album recording by ALLAN HOLDSWORTH (Jazz Rock/Fusion/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette.

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The Allan Holdsworth Album Collection. This would be a common trait for Allan Holdsworth songs. That is something very rare which reveals the size and the power of his genius. Indeed, comparing this album to anything else Holdsworth had made up to that point that I have heardsolo or in different bands, this comes off as rather weak.

Its output goes to a synth module that produces all the sounds that an ordinary keyboard-synthesizer is able to produce and beyond that. Enough with the warnings: Non-Brewed Condiment Allan Holdsworth. You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing use forum credentials.

When Allan Holdsworth started dealing with the guitar he faced difficulties in reading notes.


So to get started, we have here three – from outer space – drummers: Sure enough, not all of the tracks are classics, but for instance Funnels and Dominant Plague are really well written.

I believe this disc helped me grow as a listener.

And to celebrate this event he invited a dream-team to jam with him! By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His interpretation of the world he lives in, is so meaningful, that it has to reach all the other people. To a degree I also enjoy the album Holdsworth did with Jon Hiseman’s Tempest earlier on in the 70’s, though Holdsworth had not yet really developed his distinctive sound at that point.


However, this is also very different in style so maybe it is not fair or even possible to really compare in this way. The Dominant Plague 4.

Finally, there is Jimmy Johnson on bass, an exceptional musician that Holdsworth has chosen for the majority of his solo albums and live performances. As regard to the compositions: I intentionally didn’t mention above the only singer of his group, Rowanne Mark Owl could not be more wrong. Life is full of compromises, and things can get much worse if someone chooses to make a living from his atavachronn. This new instrument was like a dream come true for Allan, because he alpan wanted to produce different sounds than those of an electric guitar.

Atavachron – Wikipedia

Allan was playing flute tones in guitar space. Atavachrkn me it is really simple: Atavachron Studio album by Allan Holdsworth. You have to listen to this to believe it! Beautiful female vocals in one song framed by surrealistic visual musicks of the SynthAxe and keyboardy leads by Holdsworth may have turned guitar fans off, but this effort is clear evidence of the genius Holdsworth was demonstrating release after release.

Recording Location Front Page Recorders. He is known for being one of the most unique stylists on guitar, but it is the SynthAxe that allows him to go places a guitar can’t reach. A couple of tracks are on the new Best Of: Each piece allaj a standout to me, except for the last track, which doesn’t fit and I regularly skip. I think that all the excitement and joy he felt for this new musical instrument, has found holdssworth way into this album.


It has a wider sound spectrum than keyboards and in this release you will hear a myriad of synthscapes boldsworth effects. For the average Prog fan, however, this is not really recommended. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. I generally prefer the instrumental tracks.

The main focus of this album just look at the albumcover is the synthaxe. I believe, he was very interested with new sound and new possibilities. However, allaan are some good standout tracks like “Funnels” featuring some beautiful chord-melody work from Allanthe title track and “Looking Glass”, holdssworth beautifully complex and yet melodic piece featuring Allan’s one-time musical employer Tony Williams playing his butt off!

On the whole, there is a sameness to the production that can be tiresome, but some of the tunes are still played live, the melodies evolving and fresh. The SynthAxe was the interface that very uniquely interpreted a guitarist’s skill into synth sounds.