Allan Holdsworth – Atavachron – Music. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Atavachron – Allan Holdsworth on AllMusic – – For a little background, back in the ’80s. Atavachron is a music studio album recording by ALLAN HOLDSWORTH (Jazz Rock/Fusion/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette.

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This is very good, but not an essential progrock album. The Best of Allan Holdsworth: Non Brewed Condiment 2.

Indeed, comparing this album to anything else Holdsworth had made up to that point that I have heardsolo or in different bands, this comes off as rather weak.

Atavachron changed the way I listened to Allan Holdsworth and music in general. The Dominant Plague 5: Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

His compositional style, which consists of chords that sometimes sound strung uoldsworth in random fashion, is demanding for the listener, and if you are not in the correct frame of mind, often tedious.

I atavacyron that the biggest feat of Allan Holdsworth is his continuous struggle not to lose his identity and furthermore, to imprint it to all of his work. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. He also highlighted the use of the SynthAxe, as well as praising the “beautiful female vocals” of Rowanne Mark, who makes her first of two appearances on a Holdsworth album; the other being Secrets Beautiful female vocals in one song framed by surrealistic visual musicks of the SynthAxe and keyboardy leads by Holdsworth may have turned guitar fans off, but this effort is clear evidence of the genius Holdsworth was demonstrating release after release.


For the average Prog fan, however, this is not really recommended. Life is full of compromises, and things can get much worse if someone chooses to make a living from his art. Results cached 12h Items ordered by ending time Holdsqorth all 29 items.

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Overall, Atavachron is an interesting album but I find it hard to see it as anything over and above a curiosity. Thankfully, Allan has done far superior albums to this one, it has its moments but for the first-timer, don’t start here! So, he had to invent new methods holdswroth recording – using distortion in order to create the absolutely necessary sustain – and finally he had to convince the engineer to try out these unconventional practices!

Wouldn’t that be great! Even Allan’s breackneck sllan support the songs. Atavachron sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard.

Sure enough, not all of holdssorth tracks are classics, but for instance Funnels and Dominant Plague are really well written. Its output goes to a synth module holdswprth produces all the sounds that an ordinary keyboard-synthesizer is able to produce and beyond that. Gary Husband is still one of the best drummers-pianists out there and he truly shines here.

Those who work and follow the secure road in the applied field and those who break the barriers, expand the well-known paths and open new possibilities for all the others. The album is instrumental, except for the last track, which is sung by Rowanne Mark.


Atavachron – Wikipedia

For guitarist Allan Holdsworthit was yet a ztavachron new way to achieve the sounds atabachron in his soul in ways he just couldn’t do with a standard guitar. Introspection Late Night Partying. The album’s title and seventh track, as well as the cover art, are references to the “Atavachron” alien time travel device from the Star Trek episode ” All Our Yesterdays “. Golden leaves, a light will gently fall and color all our yesterdays.

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

The Dominant Plague 4. I concede that the album has not quite held up as well o Holdsworth has always sought a horn-like voicing with the ability to manipulate a note in a myriad of ways.


To a degree I also enjoy the album Holdsworth did with Jon Hiseman’s Tempest earlier on in the 70’s, though Holdsworth had not yet really developed his distinctive sound at that point. And to celebrate this event he invited a dream-team to jam with him!

For unprepared listener this music sounds as mix of guitar less and synthesizer more sounds, without melody, structure or any inside logic. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved.