Timothy Young is one of the most creative guitarists out there. Best known for his work with Wayne Horvitz and Zony Mash, he's been creating a very original style with his mastery of tone and effects and the near-complete absence of clichéd guitar licks. Thruster is his power trio project with bass player Kaveh Rastegar and ubiquitous Seattle drummer Matt Chamberlain. The band covers a lot of musical territory, from the Monk meets hard rock of "Green Heat" to the ominous spy-surf sounds of "The Tick" to the beautiful "Echoes of Peg." Young's playing is never less than interesting, and at times is simply amazing (check "Afterburner"). Guitar fans will surely be impressed, but this is an album worth checking out for anyone interested in good instrumental rock.
AllMusic Review by Sean Westergaard