Philip Sayce

In­flu­ence

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The ti­tle says it all, re­ally. This is Sayce ac­knowl­edg­ing his roots and re­flect­ing the mu­si­cal styles of the gui­tarists that in­flu­enced him. But un­like sim­i­lar pro­jects from other artistes, Philip has writ­ten much of the ma­te­rial rather than sim­ply re­work­ing clas­sics. This ap­proach works ex­tremely well, and just lis­ten to Out Of My Mind for some of the most at­mo­spheric ref­er­ences to Jimi Hen­drix we’ve ever heard. The heav­i­est part of the al­bum comes in the shape of Fade Into You, a slow moody song which Sayce ad­mits ‘comes from a sad, dark place’ in time that re­flects his dis­ap­point­ment in the mu­sic in­dus­try. It’s very per­sonal, show­ing him at his best and to­tally at one with his gui­tar. The mu­sic is as var­ied and won­der­ful as the ma­te­rial that his he­roes pro­duced, but given that ex­tra Sayce mas­tery.

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