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Salvatore Russo & William Stravato

Salvatore Russo & William Stravato - Contact - 2004 - Axe Magazine # 90

An Italian collaboration of epic proportions - brilliant axe man William Stravato and blazing rock fusion guitarist Salvatore Russo have joined forces to bring you Russo/Stravato - "Contact". Featuring over forty minutes and eight instrumental tracks of blazingly shredded licks and tasty musical treats in the Greg Howe / Shawn Lane tradition, both guitarists have gone beyond their respective solo albums, dipping into their extensive vocabulary of expressive devices to offer hyperactive twists and turns, indulgent embellishments, undeniable energy and modern flash - all powered by the relentless rhythmic drive of drummer Daniele Chiantese. © 1996-2013 Guitar Nine All Rights Reserved http://www.guitar9.com/news2004-07.html

Very technical and demonstrative shred fusion album, full of amazing guitar wizardry. The album, by two guitar virtuosos Salvatore Russo and William Stravato was originally distributed as a very limited edition optional extra with the Italian monthly magazine for guitarists Axe (# 90, July / August 2004) and contains eight previously unreleased tracks. The CD was dedicated to the memory of Shawn Lane and is now a collector’s item. VHR by A.O.O.F.C. Read about William Stravato’s great “Cybertones” album @ http://overdoseoffingalcocoa.blogspot.com/2014/02/william-stravato.html and check out his “Survivor” album and Salvatore Russo’s s/t album. Read more about William Stravato @ http://www.williamstravato.com/willie.swf and Salvatore Russo @ http://www.salvatorerusso.com/page4/page5/ [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 91.5 Mb]


1 Doctor Frankenstein
2 Contact
3 It's Alive
4 The Creature
5 Nightshot
6 Abnormal
7 Re-animator
8 Wild Alchemy


William Stravato, Salvatore Russo - Guitars
Enrico Galetta - Bass on Tracks 1, 5, 7
Mario Mazzenga - Bass on Tracks 2, 4, 6
Alfredo Paixao - Bass on Track 5
Roberto Petriconi - Bass on Track 8
Riccardo Zannelli - Keyboards and Programming on Tracks 2, 4, 6, 8
Fabio Barnaba - Keyboard Solo on Track 1
Gianluca Leone - Keyboard Solo on Track 8
Daniele Chiantese - Drums


A.O.O.F.C said...


P/W is aoofc

Todd Gilbert said...

Killer guitar work. Odd polyrhythems and great drumming.Double rolls on the kick drums. Unbelievable foot work. Never heard of any of them. Thanks for the enlightenment.Do you have the back cover?

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Todd. Great album, as you say. I have the artwork. I will re-up the album again in better SQ in the next 2-3 days. Thanks a million...Paul

A.O.O.F.C said...

Here is the LINK All flac files, & album art included. File size = 274 Mb

P/W is aoofc