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"Joe Nardulli" CD Reviews
Progression Magazine - "...sheer quality...borderline astounding. Our man Joe not only has prolific chops and a fluid, lyrically melodic style, he also imbues his compositions with enough variation to maintain interest in what those swiftly flying fingers have to say."
www.proGGnosis.com - "...concise arrangements, massive production standards, a lack of simplistic monotony, and keying on more complex themes. Nardulli has great command of his instrument, echoing the soloing skills of of Satch, Vai, Vinnie Moore, etc. The major difference is his approach to delivering his music. There is more attention to the details of chord progressions, and changing time signatures than most of those guys' music." Full review here.
Music Web Express - Twentieth Century Guitar - "Nardulli's approach to instrumental prog-fusion creates a sonic landslide of sounds that stirs the senses and demands complete attention. With his focus on melodic detail, flawless production and fretboard precision, Nardulli's guitar style sometimes evokes the tone of Bill Bruford's late '70s albums with Allan Holdsworth and as well as contemporary works by Steve Vai and Steve Morse. Joe Nardulli speaks wonders about the current state of the art melodic guitar fusion...all without a word being uttered." Full review here.
Virtuosity - "Joe deftly wrings emotion and uplifting vibes out of his guitar on all nine tracks, progressive odd-time tunes that interlace his tasteful lightening-fast leads with off-beat majestic rhythms. What really sets him apart is something you feel, almost intangible, yet noticeably present, a sense of holiness and anointing as his fingers wreak angelic notes from the frets. All in all the compositions rock -- they are melodic, they groove, and the music provides the perfect framework for appreciating Joe's talents." Full review here.
www.kinesiscd.com - "Joe Nardulliís debut CD is in a class with Steve Morse. Nardulli doesnít attempt the stylistic diversity of a typical Morse CD, but that works to the prog fanís advantage, as this album is nothing but the good stuff. Nardulli has the skill, tone, and melodic sensibility of an Eric Johnson, and while he has soloing skills on a par with the usual cast of guitar gods, Nardulli doesnít just blast away over a few chords in 4/4 time. The odd and shifting time signatures and the chord progressions make this so much more engaging, and that he can keep the energy level so high and still leave you wanting more is a feat in itself. Soaring melodies and exceptional compositions and arrangements set this apart from most guitaristsí CDs.
FUSENET Fusion Newsgroup - "I usually abhor music with a lot of sequenced parts, but that made no difference to me when I heard Joe's music. I hear some hints of Morse here and there, but the compositions and phrasing are so much more melodic than Steve usually plays. I love the shifting time signatures. This stuff is not predictable at all. No mindlessly fast blowing over a few chords (although Joe certainly combines speed and taste effortlessly). Nardulli has plenty-o-chops but it's the compositions that make the whole thing work. Really interesting and engaging material. This is well-thought-out and highly skilled musicianship with energy and care. And his tone is like butta! It's got all the right moves! Highly recommended."
www.royaljam.com - "Joe is a classic guitar wizard, with clean, infectious chops, killer guitar sounds and jazzy arrangements. He comes right out hook a-blazing. Nardulli delivers his messages of faith and inspiration with style and class." Full review here.
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