Octave of the Holy Innocents
14 years ago I felt it was time for another installment in my ongoing collaboration with Michael Shrieve, the legendary drummer of the Santana Band. I had also just heard a tape at Bill Laswell's house of Buckethead, an exciting new guitarist who has since become one of the most important voices in the electric guitar community. 'Octave of The...' has been out of print for 3 years [originally released in 1995] and I felt it was time to bring it back. When looking over the multi-track tapes, I discovered parts that did not make it onto the album the first time around - so much great stuff that I almost look on this re-issue as a new album. There are no extra songs, but the guitar and keyboard performances shed new light on the music. - Jonas Hellborg.
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