My music encompasses an enormous amount of styles such as funk, blues, classical, metal, rock, and country, psychedelic & electronic which is why I chose titles like "collage & bouquet". I have passed out my work for review & "Zappa" is what I have been blessed to hear. Instrumental Zappa-esk is how I describe my work but it is very different I\'m proud to say & yes Zorn & Mr. Bungle and all of those anti-avant-guard types in the progressive world might come close to my aspirations but I hear The Beatles (you know that 70\'s experimental thing) in my actual recording style because of the analog layers. (this I won\'t change, modern recording continues down it's flawed path) Yet there are also the simple works; for instance, on my 4th CD, 4th & Nowhere, I have enveloped over 100 movements or stylistic changes, so it is difficult to describe what one will hear from track to track. Listening to part of a track cannot fully relay the extent of what will happen stylistically throughout each track because there are no boundaries as to where I will take the music from each second. Please think of this as you examine the works & remember that this is a home studio of one where I have to push record & run to my drum set in time to start recording. Yeah, it's loads of fun! And that is what this is all about! Sure I'd like to sell & gain some notoriety, but hell, I like what I'm doing & you might too if you listen for composition & originality and a few glimpses of complex guitar work set to the beat of art. Talk to me on my site - Kgink.COM - say something on the guestbook - KG I'm a 70's rock music enthusiast; particularly the progressive and fusion based trailblazers, jazz freak, and moved profoundly by the classical virtuosos. Guitar is my chief instrument and the interplay between melody and originality is my focus while incorporating various styles. Another common element within my CD's is that I use samples that are warped and refashioned to add an atmospheric semblance which works well with my purely instrumental rhapsodies. Each track might be several ideas fused meticulously utilizing acoustic, electric & classical guitar over any possible backdrop such as electronic, rock, metal, blues, country, funk as well as jazz. I like aggressive musicianship combined with tempered beauty & thought reflecting individuality and a heart felt style and pulse irrefutably recognizable. I\'m a music fanatic with interests in many genres\'. Guitar is my main instrument so I try to see and hear as many guitarists as possible. I have a huge music collection (including vinyl which is growing exponentially) specializing in my eclectic interests. All of my work is done from beginning to end by myself, each guitar part, recording, production, art work, you name it, I do it all until the CD production/replication Co. Makes the retail ready copies to my exact spec\'s. This first recording Cosmickallage was done completely while I lived in a apartment so I couldn\'t use any microphones (except for a few acoustic parts) and most of what I had to work with was a 4 track cassette recorder, a Sony CD player, a audio CD recorder and during the final stages a VS840. But MOST of this was done on my original 4 track cassette player and CD players. Then my cassette 4 track died, I bought another one, used, it died after a month, and only played my original material at a faster speed, which is why some of the tunes sound sped up - cuz they are!(Intro of #1,4,5,7,8,10)The fades were done using the fade on my CD remote; I remixed this disk over 20 times. Originally I wanted this to be one long string of tunes from beginning to end with out any stops. Well, in the end I got so sick of mixing the material that I just went with what I had. The recording isn\'t perfect, no million dollar studio here folks, perhaps a thousand... But herein lies my whole philosophy of music, I\'d rather hear Art Tatum or Oscar Peterson or Elliot Fisk, Chopin or Stevie Ray Vaughn or anyone who can actually play and has talent and something meaningful to say that they actually might believe in; and I\'d listen to them in mono in a crowded party room with audio imperfections like noise and mike buzz then 90% of what I hear in the \'market\'. Artists in mind & dedicated to: Cosmickallage (intro) Bauhaus Eno Child Of God 3:35 U2 Rush Dream Theatre Search 2:27 Elevator Drops Barrett Exister 3:27 Satriani King\'s X Hustle Bustle 2:27 R. Cooder J. Brown K.G. Sweet 2:29 Rolling Stones A.Franklin GoodWill 5:00 Innocence Mission Hedges Police Frisell Traditional Introduction Pink Floyd Tom Waits Nettle Low Down 4:05 J.Hendrix M.Patton Deep Purple DeathFunk 5:07 G.Clinton Zappa Kansas King Crimson Hymn Suite 4:42 A.Segovia P.Metheny S.Stevens J.Page Ethiopian Zion Coptic Blues 1:08 SRV Morse/Dregs Swang Thang 3:28 Beatles Oingo Boingo Big Star Elephunk\'in 7:01 Praxis Yes ELO Bozzio Brand X Primus Children Of God 5:11 Sonic Youth I.McCulloch P.Murphy Sea Breeze 3:47 S.Via Al Di Meola Chit Chat Boogie 6:59 Aerosmith ZZTop G&V Moore GNR Boston Specks, Sparks, Glimmers 1:24 A.Parsons Rundgren Slight Return 4:47 Cars Enya Pet Shop Boys Nothing could make me happier then finding someone who likes this music for what it is, mainly, ART. I don\'t believe in just shredding out scales, although speed in the style of the early Gershwin masters or Paganini is hard to beat. If you\'re wondering if I can play, listen to \'Exister\' or \'Sea Breeze\'. I like to think of some of my music in a composition light which I see visible in such tracks \'Slight Return\' or \'Hymn Suite\'. KG.