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In late 2005, Dale Turner started chipping away at the ultimate musicianship challenge: Write an entire record of super eclectic (non-mainstream, though surprisingly accessible) ROCK music that *he* (see BIO) wanted to hear, AND produce, perform all the instruments, arrange, and engineer himself (including the disc's artwork). The record that resulted, MANNERISMS MAGNIFIED (finally released June 1, 2010 on the INTIMATE AUDIO label), sits somewhere between the singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist tradition of Jon Brion, Elliott Smith, Joseph Arthur, and Sufjan Stevens, with added flavor from Dale's King's X, Mr. Bungle, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Brian Wilson/Beach Boys, and Bobby McFerrin influences. Moody, acoustic art-rock with ample room for interpretation:
GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE says: 'Smart pop tunes that are crammed with interesting guitar parts and tones ... Like what the Beach Boys might do if they were on an acid trip that was on the verge of getting out of control. Yeah!'
MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE says: 'Clever in concept and sophisticated in execution. Turner's an accomplished guitarist ... working at a high level. It seems there's nothing he cannot do in the studio.'
INDIE MUSIC DIGEST calls it: 'Musical brilliance. Highly original, creative, extremely melodic, and unpredictable as hell.'
MUSIC WEB EXPRESS calls Dale: 'A multi-talented yet quite eclectic composer/guitarist who never fails to take a hard left turn ... Mannerisms Magnified takes rock music in a daring new direction ... You'd never guess it was all one person doing it all.'
GUITARINSTRUCTOR.COM calls Dale: 'An ace guitarist with a vast stylistic palette.'
Beyond Turner's ace axework (acoustic and electric guitar influences that include the aforementioned Buckley and Smith, along with Steve Morse, Tommy Emmanuel, John Frusciante, Ani DiFranco, Ty Tabor, Andrew York, Jimi Hendrix, and Jeff Beck--many of whom Turner has had the privilege of conducting interviews/private lessons with at his former 'job'), MANNERISMS MAGNIFIED is heavily propelled by Turner's wide-ranging vocal approaches (from eerie whispers, dreamy falsetto, and stunningly-intricate harmonies, to full-throttle rock wails, cartoon-like voices, and throat singing effects). Factor in the multi-instrumentalist's subtly unorthodox drumming (influenced by the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, Steve Smith, and Stewart Copeland), linear-yet-supportive bass playing (influenced by Flea, Jaco Pastorius, and Carol Kaye), piano, mandolin, and accordion touches on select cuts--and the fact that virtually any other 'instrument' heard is actually a vocal sound (think: Mike Patton meets Bobby McFerrin meets Raul Midon)--and you get a hint of the unpredictable, yet highly-musical listening experience this 42-minute sonic journey offers.
MANNERISMS MAGNIFIED was initially mixed on a Power Mac G4 by Dale Turner, then remixed (from stems) through vintage/modern analog gear by sonic wizard Robert Wawoe. Mastered by Oasis Mastering's Eddy Schreyer (Jon Brion, Fiona Apple, Take 6, Korn, Queen).
CD/DigiPak includes original art/illustrations and complete lyrics booklet.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
The former West Coast Editor (1996-2007) of the now defunct Guitar One magazine, in addition to working as a performing/recording musician and producing engineer, Dale Turner is an instructor at Hollywood's Musician's Institute, author of 50+ instructional books/transcription folios, and writes a monthly acoustic guitar column for Guitar World magazine.
Mannerisms Magnified is a collection of eclectic, highly polished songs that really showcase what an immense talent Dale Turner is! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Fritzs
Heaven knows how I stumbled upon this, being out of the loop both musically and technologically, but thank goodness I did. Read morePublished 11 months ago by The Logician
I was a student of Dale Turner at the Musicians' Institute, and have seen first-hand the kind of deep music knowledge he possesses. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kp Krishnamoorthy
This Album is filled with such awesomeness, It has a vibe to it where you can almost feel exactly what is being felt when He's playing those instruments. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Todd
Amazing to know that all of the work on this album was done by just one person! Melodies are what I usually focus on when listening to a song, and this album steps away form that... Read morePublished on July 12, 2013 by SJ
When I first purchased this album I had no idea what to expect, all I knew was that it got high praise on the web and from my friends. Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by AFresh
Really impressed by this album!!! Amazing sound,tone and mix!! Seriously a piece of art. Thinking that Dale Turner has performed everything in this album scares me. Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by Dennis Corey
This is a great album. Nice guitar works and creative writings. Also, vocal harmonies are amazing!! What's more amazing is Dale recorded all instruments and voice by himself. Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by Heeduk Cha
This album is a piece of art. It is very well thought out, and perfectly executed!
Dale is a brilliant musician, and Mannerisms Magnified highlights his songwriting more... Read more