Vi­brato (2012)

Total Guitar - - BACK TRACK -

5 Gil­bert changes tack here, veer­ing to­wards avant-garde jazz in places, and it’s a fas­ci­nat­ing trans­for­ma­tion that sees him play­ing with a style far looser and a tone much gnarlier than he’d hith­erto opted for. There’s more than a whiff of Frank Zappa per­vad­ing the kooky Bi­valve Blues, set to a throb­bing Ham­mond or­gan and lyri­cally em­pathis­ing with a lone­some mol­lusc, and its un­du­lat­ing feel is in con­trast to the stomp­ing ti­tle track, the lat­ter coated with all man­ner of ring mod­u­la­tion. At­mos­phere On The Moon is beau­ti­fully con­trolled and Rain And Thun­der And Light­ning is a les­son in spi­ralling im­pro­vi­sa­tion; and there are live cov­ers of the Yes stal­wart Round­about and AC/DC’S Go Down too.

Rec­om­mended track: At­mos­phere On

The Moon

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