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Torben Enevoldsen

Torben Enevoldsen - Guitarisma - 2001 - Lion Music (Finland)

Torben Enevoldsen is another guitar virtuoso signed to Finland's Lion Music. Torben reminds me a lot of the mighty Satriani with a lot of spit and vinegar added in. His sound is very reminiscent of Satch in a lot of ways. Torben will start off some of his music in slower tempo and then kick it in and give you a good jolt. You also get some vocal tracks as well.: The Tracks: When it comes to the songwriting, Torben is fairly straight forward with his hard driving instrumentals like 'Just in case'. Discipline is definitely in his playing style. 'For a friend' gives us a very much like Satriani sound. Reminds me of something you would hear on 'The Extremist'. Very upbeat and positive sounding. How about some vocals?? 'Time ran out' features Kenny Lubcke handling the chores. 'Take your pick' not only is more aggressive but is groove-laden as well. 'Calm waters' is a very nice relaxing track as the title might suggest. If you need a bit of the funky stuff mixed in with your guitar grit, 'What if ...?' is gonna get he job done. I think that track is one of the best and fun tunes here. On the album is also a bonus track called 'Zantac'. This track has a cool vibe flowing through it. Very smooth. : Overall: 'Guitarisma' is one of my favorite Lion Music titles. I am a big Satriani fan and I can see the similarities throughout the album. Torben has enough of his own thing going on to keep his own identity. The guitar sound is remarkably close as well. Torben adds a bunch of flash to it and a little bang. If you enjoy more technical oriented albums that showcase the finer side of playing instruments, this one is a lot of fun! © http://rockindude.homestead.com/reviews77.html

"Guitarisma" by Danish guitarist, Torben Enevoldsen was originally released in 1998 by the Dutch music company Unigreen International who released the album on their Roxon label in December of 1998. The album got some excellent reviews in many music publications including Flash (Italy), Metal and Hard Rock Area (Germany), Aardschok (Holland), Bright Eyes Magazine (Sweden) and Rough Edge (U.S.A.). The later CD issue included the bonus track “Zantac”. "Guitarisma" is a very good, mainly instrumental hard rock and fusion album from a very underrated Danish guitarist. The CD features 11 instrumental numbers and two vocal tracks sung by Kenny Lubcke (Narita). A reviewer on Amazon.com described Torben as “Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Satriani all rolled up into one”. This compliment may be just slightly “over the top”, but there is no denying Torben’s great skills on the fretboard, or his compositional skills. He penned all the tracks on the album. The music is very well structured with some interesting and unusual chord progressions. Torben executes a lot of really blazing complex guitar work without being overly self-indulgent. If you like artists like Dream Theater, Symphony X, and the amazing Paul Gilbert, you may enjoy this album which is HR by A.O.O.F.C. Torben has said he would love the great guitarist Allan Holdsworth to play on one of his albums. Why not? Try and listen to Torben’s “Heavy Persuasion” album. Support real music [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 125 Mb]


1 Just in Case 3:56
2 Indian Summer 4:48
3 Time Ran Out 4:56
4 For a Friend 4:30
5 Deep Space Nine 3:58
6 Take Your Pick 3:26
7 Reach for Perfection 5:28
8 Calm Waters 4:30
9 Maybe Some Day 4:00
10 Brand New World 3:58
11 Dream Come True 6:16
12 What If...? 3:44
13 Zantac 5:04

All tracks composed by Torben Enevoldsen


Torben Enevoldsen - Guitars
Carsten Neumann - Bass
Lars Eric Mattsson - Bass, Drum Programming
Christian Rajkai - Bass on "Just In Case", "Calm Waters" and "What If...?"
Torben Lysholm - Drum Programming, Backing Vocals
Kenny Lübcke - Lead Vocals


Torben Enevoldsen began playing guitar in the early 1980s, influenced by such all-time greats as Tony Iommi, Richie Blackmore, and Edward Van Halen. But it wasn't until 1990 when he got serious, realizing that practice makes perfect. More influenced by Yngwie Malmsteen and other contemporary "shredders," Torben took on the task of practicing every single day. Working on his picking and improvisational skills, he found that playing became easier and more fun in the process. Performing with various bands in Denmark gave Torben the necessary experience of working with other people as well as the essential feel of playing live. Meanwhile, experimentation at home with a 4-track tape recorder, a drum machine and a bass, gave birth to Torben's unique compositional style. Hard rock instrumentals came to him almost effortlessly, and, already a big fan of this musical style, his passion grew even stronger. Torben played the first completed tracks for his very close friend, Torben Lysholm, a studio engineer. Lysholm was very excited by what he heard and invited Torben to come to the studio to record a few tracks, which resulted in the release of the demo CD called, "Just In Case." In July 1997, Torben went back to the studio to record another nine tracks, two of which included vocals. He was joined in Denmark's "Hot Sound Recording Studio" by Carsten Neumann and Christian Rajkai on bass, Kenny Lübcke on vocals and Torben Lysholm, who did the engineering, programming and backing vocals. Soon, a master tape, including the demo tracks in a new mix, was completed. Torben Enevoldsen signed an agreement with Unigreen International in Holland who released "Guitarisma" on their ROXON label in December 1998. In May 2000, Torben returned to the studio to record his second album "Heavy Persuasion". Assisted by Flemming Hansen on bass and Mickey Hurricane on drums, the final production comprises ten hard rock/heavy/progressive instrumentals exclusively. The album was recorded and mixed in ”Aabenraa Studiet” in Denmark by Jacob Hansen and produced by Torben Enevoldsen. Lion Music released the album in October 2000. In the beginning of 2001, Torben needed a change of pace and now wanted to write an all vocal album. The band project were to be called SECTION A and apart from Enevoldsen himself, the band would feature Andy Engberg (Lion’s Share) on vocals and Andreas Lill (Vanden Plas) on drums. The debut album called “The Seventh Sign” was released by Lion Music and Marquee/Avalon in June 2003 and features guest performances by Derek Sherinian (Planet X, Dream Theater) and Günter Werno (Vanden Plas, Angra). Right after completing the material for the second Section A album, Torben started composing material for his third instrumental album "Flying Solo". The album was written, recorded and mixed by Enevoldsen himself at his own studio "The Lab", and released by Lion Music on May 20th, 2005. In early 2005, Torben started writing material for a brand new project. The idea was to get back to basics and compose some fairly basic hard rock/metal songs. Mats Levén (At Vance, ex-Malmsteen) did the vocals and Daniel Flores (Mind's Eye, Tears Of Anger) the drums. The album was mixed and mastered by Tommy Hansen and released in April 2006 by MTM Music and Gencross. The second SECTION A album, "Parallel Lives", was finally released inFebruary 2006, and features new drummer Johan Koleberg (ex-Lion's Share) as well as guest appearances by bassist Pontus Egberg (ex-Lion's Share) and Mats Olausson (ex-Malmsteen), who did all the keyboard solos. When the "Parallel Lives" album was released, Torben had already begun working on yet another new project. This time he teamed up with former Grand Illusion vocalist, Peter Sundell. Enevoldsen and Sundell decided to name the project "Decoy" and the style came to be very melodic hard rock, with a slight touch of prog and metal. Torben wrote all the music and played the guitars and bass and Thomas Heintzelmann did the drums. The debut album, entitled "Call Of The Wild", was released in April 2007, on the AOR Heaven label. Enevoldsen spent most of 2008 writing new material. Some of this new material came to be very melodic AOR/hard rock, and the idea of doing a full album in this style quickly emerged. In order to spice things up however, Enevoldsen decided to ask a few good friends of his to participate, both as singers, but also as co-writers. This new project is called "Acacia Avenue" and the debut album features Tony Mills (TNT), Geir Rönning (Radioactive), Torben Lysholm (Pangea) and Lars Säfsund (W.O.A.) on vocals. Torben did the bass, keyboards and guitars, as well as both lead and backing vocals on a few songs himself and Thomas Heintzelmann did the drums. The self-entitled debut album will be released by Lion Music on January the 15th, 2010. Currently holding endorsements with Soldano Custom Amplification and V-Picks, Enevoldsen continues to write music, perfect his guitar skills and work toward making his name a household word to fans of solid rock guitar. © 2011 Torben Enevoldsen http://www.torbenenevoldsen.com/code/page1.html

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