"Rare Tracks", the fourth studio disc by PLANKTON (a phenomenal dual instrumental heavy guitar band from Sweden) features 11 rare unreleased tracks and outtakes of "twin guitar bliss" recorded during the past seven years since the band's inception. All of the "rare tracks" on offer showcase amazingly killer bluesy, Hendrix-inspired, retro-70's heavy guitar grooves that cut deep and hard. This is not your typical collection of "outtakes" that are left "unreleased" for a good reason, "Rare Tracks" disc is an outstanding, legitimate "musical document" of mind-blowing classic heavy guitar riffage from this brilliant beyond belief band that stands the test of time. PLANKTON features two phenomenal guitarists named EMIL FREDHOLM and CHRISTIAN NEPPENSTROM, both unbelievably talented stratmasters in their own right. Each guitarist displays killer chops (complete with tons of soul and feel), fabulous technique, gorgeous melodies, lush tones and deep harmonic sophistication delivered through the classic strat / marshall line-up complete with a miriad of authentic, vintage stomp boxes used to great effect. Both guitarists are incredible world-class players who have found their own original voices on their instruments and have achieved true heavy guitar greatness. FREDHOLM & NEPPENSTROM deserve to be on the cover of every guitar magazine known to man. PLANKTON also features an absolutely killer powerhouse rhythm section in the form of TOMAS THORBERG on bass, SEBASTIAN SIPPOLA on drums and LARS NORMALM on percussion. Brother Lars adds a whole new dimension to PLANKTON with his groovy percussion work. These three talented cats who play an integral part of the PLANKTON sound, lay down incredible, thick, solid grooves upon which the dynamic gifted guitar duo glide effortlessly with their amazing complex solos and lyrical & passionate guitar artistry. There is an astounding, dynamic musical interplay between all 5 PLANKTON brothers with a strong emphasis on memorable / standout compositions, which is a rarity amongst most instrumental guitar music. On display here is the PLANKTON fabled musical chemistry @ it's finest. Besides all of the incredible PLANKTON music on offer, as an added bonus the "Rare Tracks" disc features an incredible seven minute cover version of "F.U.B.B." by WISHBONE ASH where PLANKTON take the classic ASH riffage to "Electric Plankton-land" and beyond. (Plankton's awesome version of "F.U.B.B." also landed on a recent WISHBONE ASH tribute disc and was HIGHLY received by the band and their fans alike). "Rare Tracks" also includes the hard-assed phat funky riffage of a way-kool original PLANKTON track called "Pimp Cocktail" which is an "outtake" taken from the session's for the band's CLASSIC debut disc and features killer rippin' lead guitar from bassist THOMAS THORBERG (who besides laying down the outstanding low-end bottom kool for PLANKTON, can rip it hard on the guitar!). And last but not least, the PLANKTON: "Rare Tracks" disc features "special guest" axemaster supreme and fellow G.Y. musical brother, CHRIS POLAND (MEGADETH / DAMN THE MACHINE / OHM) who contributes an "other-wordly" vintage C.P. lead solo on the aptly titled way-kool "Grooveyard Jam" that will fry your brain. Only @ the Grooveyard will you find CHRIS POLAND jamming with a band like PLANKTON on a track called the "Grooveyard Jam". This is what REAL guitar music is ALL about and if you are fan of truly outstanding heavy guitar music, you owe it to yourself to tune into the amazing PLANKTON: "Rare Tracks" disc. Exclusively available on GROOVEYARD RECORDS, an indie label dedicated to outstanding "TOTAL GUITAR" music. The PLANKTON: "Rare Tracks" disc is HIGHLY recommended to fans of HENDRIX (long live the musical spirit of JIMI), ROBIN TROWER, FRANK MARINO, ULI JON ROTH, MICHAEL SCHENKER, LESLIE WEST & MOUNTAIN, CREAM, TOMMY BOLIN, JEFF BECK, ERIC JOHNSON, STEVE MORSE, GREG KOCH, MICHAEL LANDAU, CHRIS POLAND, WARREN HAYNES & GOV'T MULE, ALLMAN BROS, WISHBONE ASH, and all of the "old-school" classic guitar greats. Fans of their three amazing previous discs (PLANKTON, HUMBLE COLOSSUS & 3) will heavily dig and find a good home in their music collections for the mega-awesome, diverse, CLASSIC bluesy heavy guitar grooves that landed on the "Rare Tracks" disc. The music of PLANKTON ranges from hard-assed funked-out Hendrix wah-wah land to the deepest vintage Trower to Uli's astral skies to elegantly trippy tones that are "guaranteed to blow your heavy guitar mind". A deep instrumental musical brew of muscular Allman Brothers meets Gov't Mule jamming with Hendrix back @ the house with an electric ladyland/astral skies cycodelic cosmic retro-70's heavy guitar vibe. An out of this world "inner galactic earth blues fusion experience" from the outskirts of infinity.
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