If you missed "Jim Bartz"'s amazing Pictures of Earth and Space released in 1987, and re-released in 1995, or still can't find a copy of the limited edition Build Your Own Planet, then by all means seek this excursion out. For spaced-out infinite guitars, stretched-out sounds, shimmerings into the nether regions of missing matter, and ambient spaces interspersed with errant dimensionality detritus of gilded weirdness -- do get Bartz's Evolver CD. This is not like anything you have ever heard. Many will be either very lost or very blissed-out once this head-room descends and all time-space continuum boundaries fall away. This is the music of the mid- 21st century. When folks of the future look back for echoes of their time, they will point to Bartz as we now point back to our own litany of visionaries. And will this music continue? Oh, but yes, as Bartz sub-titles this release "Cosmic Guitar Experiments Volume 1" -- so we will hear and see more from him. He is currently working on very exciting things that go beyond the range of a mere CD, and is developing new instruments to create his sonic vision for tomorrow. A recommended step in the right direction is...Bartz.
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