Contains 10 slamming guitar instrumentals, including De Tones signature version of Copeland’s “Hoedown” and 3 vocal tracks in the metal/hip hop/industrial genre augmented with some mind boggling guitar passages. Strange World takes the listener on a musical journey through this world class guitarists palette of colors – all churned out with serious intensity and kick ass rock-n-roll backbeat. Guesting on the CD are drummer Van Romaine (Steve Morse), Adam Holzman (ex-Miles Davis and Grover Washington, Jr. keyboardist), metal singer/rapper Ric Prince, and a host of other world class musicians. This is quite an album and covers a very wide musical spectrum. Some may like the diversity and some may not, but no matter how you look at it, you get your moneys worth of great music here. Ray has presented tunes that span heavy rock/metal, acoustic, eastern, jazz, etc. Some tunes utilize vocals, some do not. The mix of styles helps to contrast the different pieces and makes for an interesting and potent presentation. A surprise at every turn. DeTone plays with lots of feel, very smooth, and always in control. Nice work from a talented player.
Slammin’ guitar instrumentalist-from progressive rock to shred metal, medieval chamber to Greek gypsy, twisted blues to rockabilly – all churned out with serious intensity and kick ass rock-n-roll back-beat.
Ray with the singer of this album, performing live!
2 Strange World
3 Hoedown (from A.Copeland’s Rodeo) Check audio
4 The Journey Begins
5 Hard Ride Check audio
7 Kings Court
8 The Gypsys Dance
9 Miles Deep Check audio
10 Suck Off Check audio
11 The Axe Swings
13 Street Urchin Symphony
total running time, 50:30
Bass – Dave Keyes, Rick Mullen
Drums – Michael Sciotto, Van Romaine
Guitar – Ray DeTone
Vocals – Ric Prince (see picture above)
5.0 out of 5 stars Shred Guitar Has Never Been Played Better,
This is an amazing CD, this cd goes up in the top 5 with my favorite Steve Vai, and Satriani CDs… Its worth the buy. Excellent!!!