- Artist: Phi Yaan-Zek
- Format: CD
- Release Date:11/27/2007
Prepare yourself for a crazy guitar-driven whirlwind tour through mystical prog rock, demented jazz metal, flipped-out fusion, otherworldly odd meter electronica, hyper-shred freakout solos, evocative ethno-flavours and psychedelic soundscapes! This is the long-awaited re-release of Phi Yaan-Zek's most eccentric 2nd album 'Anomalies'. Newly remastered and remixed, this special 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION features 3 bonus tunes not on the original release plus new artwork, photos and extensive liner notes all packaged in a full colour 12 page booklet. Joining Phi on this fun and daring musical adventure is a line-up of exceptional musicians including ace UK drummer Andy Edwards (IQ, Neo, Frost), former Robert Plant bassist Mark Hartley and renowned piano/keyboard virtuoso Lalle Larsson (Karmakanic, Electrocution 250). Throw in Phi's explosive guitar playing and compositional prowess into the mix and you have a guitar instrumental album like no other! Matt Williams head of Liquid Note Records writes: 'No-one can say they're not getting their money's worth with Anomalies. From the Zappa/Vai-driven ambitions of 'Reunion', 'Spindly Thing' and 'Ufology' through to the dance/latin/alien-rhythms of 'Mister Phi' or the spiritual, ritualistic chants of 'Wandering Spirit'. The relaxing, dreamlike tones of 'Fractual Self'; the quirky mixture of intense rhythms and repetitive yet beguiling melodies of the title track; the weird yet seductive drum & bass grooves of 'Dead Ends'/'Dancing Mucalytics'; the film score vibes of 'Inhabit the Mind'; or the insane keyboard-meets-mutated electric guitar explosions of 'The Secret Weapon' and 'Psychocism'. All point to one thing: an original, probing musician not content to confine his ideas within conventional dimensions. Phi Yaan-Zek is a musical scientist; unwilling to embrace the mundane, he has set out to disprove long-held ideas concerning melody, style and instrumentation. Anomalies is Phi's laboratory, his songs his potions, mixed, measured and distilled; quantities diluted or concentrated, ideas refined or discarded. The results of his overwhelmingly successful experiments can be found on this most entertaining of instrumental albums. Buy it in order to benefit from the latest advances in musical science!'
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