Joy of Molybdenum

Joy of Molybdenum

by Trey Gunn
     
 

Once a student of guitarist Robert Fripp's, Trey Gunn has since graduated to become a longtime member of Fripp's group King Crimson and a bandleader in his own right. Playing what he calls a "touch guitar" (an eight-to-14-string tapping instrument custom-made by California designer Mark Warr), Gunn functionsSee more details below

Overview

Once a student of guitarist Robert Fripp's, Trey Gunn has since graduated to become a longtime member of Fripp's group King Crimson and a bandleader in his own right. Playing what he calls a "touch guitar" (an eight-to-14-string tapping instrument custom-made by California designer Mark Warr), Gunn functions as both rhythm section member (with drummer/percussionist Bob Muller) and melodic partner (with guitarist Tony Geballe) on his fourth CD, The Joy of Molybdenum. Hard to define even by King Crimson's genre-defiant standards, the disc blends Eastern styles (Muller plays tablas and dumbeks as well as a drum kit) with occasionally metallic guitar and off-timed jazz/fusion rhythms. The opening title track is a 9/8 romp featuring staggered harmonic patterns by Gunn and Geballe, while "The Glove" showcases the guitarists' metal sensibilities over Muller's John Bonham-like drum pattern. Gunn and Geballe's accessories -- from acoustic 12-string guitar and mellotron to theremin, Leslie cabinet, and shortwave radio -- keep the psychedelia quotient high on "Hard Winds Redux" and "Rune Song," while Muller's arsenal of hand drums on "Untune the Sky" and "Gate of Dreams" make this trio approximate an acidic version of John McLaughlin's Shakti.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/14/2000
Label:
7d Media
UPC:
0633367000125
catalogNumber:
1

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Trey Gunn   Primary Artist,Guitar,Recorder,Theremin,10-string Guitar,12-string Guitar,8-string Guitar,Mellotron,Shortwave Radio
Bob Muller   Dumbek,Percussion,Drums,Recorder,Tabla,Gamelan,Darbouka,Bodhran,Shaker,Bandir,Metal Objects
Tony Geballe   Acoustic Guitar,Saz,Electric Guitar,Saxophone,Guitar (Leslie),Guitar (12 String Acoustic)

Technical Credits

Trey Gunn   Producer,Engineer
Chappell   Art Direction
Bob Muller   Producer,Engineer
Ioannis   Art Direction,Digital Painting
Robert Frazza   Engineer,Engineering
Chris Muth   Mastering
Alan Chappell   Art Direction

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