Evolution Device is a kind of hymn to the origins of rock in the early 1970s. But it is also a love story between a man, a woman, and a guitar. The woman in the story is a Muse, corporeal and ephemeral. She can be both and, quite naturally, she can also fall in love.
All well and good. But the author adds yet another twist—a guitar called the Lady. Once mused, the instrument, too, becomes a mysterious source of power. So, the story is then about a threesome: the guitarist, the muse of his dreaming psyche, and his supernatural guitar. Who gets the man? Two spirits are fighting to take possession of him. Who wins?
Actually, the man is somewhat reminiscent of Freddy Mercury, Jim Morrison, and Keith Richards, all three rock-and-rolled into one charismatic yet very fallible human being. It’s a fairytale of sorts, one that never seems unreal even though it is always fantastical.