Jim Bartz

Build Your Own Planet

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After Jim Bartz's amazing Pictures of Earth and Space release in 1987, the Audion label went "belly-up" and other labels snubbed the music Bartz had prepared as a follow-up to that album. It was a demoralizing time with everyone scrambling for Yanni- clones. Bartz waited. The Internet explosion allowed Bartz the freedom to bypass record label gauntlets. He dusted off the years and has now re-issued the music once left unheard.

Bartz's Build Your Own Planet shares a very similar gestalt to the Pictures of Earth and Space guitar, and a wildly cool effects menagerie of sound and glory, but also a slicker, smoother, headier, slightly jazzier approach to Bartz's endless attempts at "freeing" the listener to wander some inner Cosmos of dream.Bartz has also more firmly meshed each track together into a nearly perfect whole-album song. How ignorant those record labels of yesterday were not to see the gems here! Maybe now, in the 21st century, Bartz's 100% unique sound will be heard and appreciated for the genius and deep head- trip that it offers. Get yours before this collectors' item is history. Unique guitar and amazing sound engineering effects await you.

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