Saturday, July 18, 2015

CD Review: Guitarist Tom Caufield And Stephen Duros Release New Epic Pieces Of Music

Contemporary guitarist Tom Caufield recently released his sixth studio album entitled "Things I Heard While In The Womb." He brings together all of his early rock, pop and folk influences along with his passion of 70's prog-rock songs to create three tracks that tell his story through his acoustic guitar. Beginning with the 24-minute epic, sonic adventure of "Waif Among The Reeds," you can hear Tom incorporate some of the softer aspects of Pink Floyd and Eric Clapton as he keeps the music interesting, without the need for repeating. The quick four-minute "Rubies On Fallen Leaves" is a beautiful piece of music that radiates the feeling of love and warmth. This short set closes with the eleven-minute "Palace Of Broken Mirrors" as Tom tells a story through is guitar, performing both acoustically and electrically to give more depth to his music. To find out more about Tom Caufield and his latest album "Things I Heard While In The Womb," please visit his website at caufieldmusic.com.

Guitar virtuoso Stephen Duros will be releasing his latest concept album "AEAEA" on July 31st through Luminescent Records. It features twelve chapters (songs) as Duros looks to take you on a musical journey to the mystical island told in the Greek poem "The Odyssey." This album has been four years in the making as he performs everything from flamenco to electric guitar along with keyboards and percussion. The story begins with grand orchestration that leads into the light, mystical feel of the first two chapters. The music begins to take on a more exotic tone in chapters three and five as the music gets more intense. The adventure reaches its heights in chapters seven and eight, before special guest guitarist Ottmar Liebert performs a Floydian-like solo in chapter ten. The story closes with the seven-minute flamenco highlights of chapter twelve along with the return of the grand orchestration. To find out more about Stephen Duros and his latest release "AEAEA," please visit his website at stephenduros.com.

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