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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 18, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Abstract Logix
  • ASIN: B008E6ZXX6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #222,954 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The amazing Alex Machacek has done it again. Combining mind-boggling fluidity, daredevil string-skipping technique and audacious intervallic leaps on the guitar that will make even the most ardent Allan Holdsworth fan sit up and take notice, with a penchant for precision ensemble playing that rivals the late, great Frank Zappa's -- as heard on the rhythmically complex and slightly tongue-in-cheek Why Not (aka Disco Polka), and the equally intricate Safe Word -- the extraordinary Austrian native and current California resident has upped the ante on all of his previous impressive outings as a leader with FAT (Fabulous Austrian Trio). The guitarist is ably accompanied on his sophomore outing as a leader by superb drummer Herbert Pirker and outstanding bassist Raphael Preuschl, who appeared together on some tracks from [Sic], Machacek's impressive 2005 debut for Abstract Logix.

Says Machacek, ''My last recording was 24 Tales, a 're-composition' of an existing 51-minute long drum solo by Marco Minnemann, and the focus there was on composition. On FAT I wanted to have more improvisations and more emphasis on interplay... just like a band, so to speak.'' That kind of organic interplay can be heard between Machacek, Pirker and Preuschl on the ethereal ballad What A Time To Be Me and the spacious Let's Not Argue, the latter of which has Alex playing baritone guitar. As a kind of relief from the sheer density, astounding intricacy and impossible unisons demonstrated elsewhere throughout FAT, there is the gorgeous solo bass piece Ton Portrait (a nod to the late, great Jaco Pastorius's anthemic Portrait of Tracy) and the atmospheric closer, Let's Not Argue, which incorporates a great deal of breath between the notes while also showcasing Machacek's inimitable six-string facility midway through. The guitarist reserves his most lyrical playing for D-Lite and on The Life of Herbert P. he creates a 're-composition' around an existing drum solo by Pirker. The Fabulous Austrian Trio also generates some potent swinging momentum on the album's jazziest number, Studio Swing.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Neil Weiss on October 8, 2012
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Clearly a strong Zappa and Holdsworth influence (as noted in his bio), but he really takes the music to another level. This is my second favorite of his CDs... the first being Improvision (that one gets 5 stars+). The musicianship is exceptional on this CD, but these guys are more than just great musicians. In a very dense and complex environment, they are able to play with great feeling, which is a nearly impossible task. Great stuff; highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John Mcguire on March 14, 2013
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I don't think Alex Machacek is capable of making bad music. This CD is loaded with unique, exquisite moments. In terms of compositional elements, a lot of the Zappa side (which emerged, full-force, in "24 Tales") is present, but there is much more at work here. Ranging from the suspenseful, to the breathtakingly beautiful, to the wacky and absurd, Alex Machacek continues to show why he is a revolutionary, vital new voice in progressive music. I can't recommend this album highly enough!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By captainamerica on January 30, 2014
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The band is a bit quirky and challenging (both technically and compositionally). Influenced by zappa and holdsworth heavily, so if you like those two then you will enjoy this album as well. Most tunes are upbeat and swinging, only a couple of rockers and couple of slow ballads. They are all unique tunes and no cheap throwaways here. Might not be your cup of tea with music that is this challenging.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Azoic on September 24, 2012
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There is a lot to like here for fans of Machacek,Holdsworth,McLaughlin,David Torn,Steve Tibbetts,Steve Vai,Scott Henderson,Zappa,and possibly Fripp as well.Exact,concise,nimble finger work within the matrix of a mathematical three dimensional jig-saw puzzle.Beautiful,exotic challenging arrangements.This cd is worthy of repeated auditions (just to figure it out)-One of the top five releases of 2012.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dakine on December 12, 2012
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Killer cd. Alex Machacek does it again. I had heard Machacek with bassist Preuschl from the Paul Urbanek Musical Universe CD (recommended)and you just got to figure this is the guys home team, its dialed!

First cut might throw you off a bit. Alex has a real twisted sense of humor. But the rest...buckle up.

FIVE STARS
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