Allan Holdsworth – Atavachron – Music. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Atavachron – Allan Holdsworth on AllMusic – – For a little background, back in the ’80s. Atavachron is a music studio album recording by ALLAN HOLDSWORTH (Jazz Rock/Fusion/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette.

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Still, the album is very enjoyable. Allan makes a very imaginative use of the SynthAxe, though. Those who work and follow the secure road in the applied field and those who break the barriers, expand the well-known paths and open new possibilities for all the others.

Atavachron is almost entirely instrumental but the last number features female vocals. In a way this last piece is the most conventional, but at the same time it is perhaps also the most experimental of them all due to a rather strange middle section.

Each piece is a standout to me, except for the last track, which doesn’t fit and I regularly skip. Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This his work is evidence. For me it is really simple: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This release offered a semi-progressive symphonic element and served to ever stretch the boundaries of jazz fusion.


When you know all story about Synth-Axe used there, it gives some additional attraction.

In addition to guitars and SynthAxe we find here keyboards, drums and bass played with skill by different people. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

Views Read Edit View history. Atavachron Studio album by Allan Holdsworth. Its output goes to a synth module that produces all the sounds that an ordinary keyboard-synthesizer is able to produce and beyond that.

Atavachron – Wikipedia

When Allan Holdsworth started dealing with the guitar he faced difficulties in reading notes. So to get started, we have here three – from outer space – drummers: The most important thing is how Holssworth feels about music, and also his phenomenal technique and virtuosity.

Atavachron sounds holdssorth nothing you’ve ever heard. His interpretation of the world he lives in, is so meaningful, that it has to reach all the other people.

The SynthAxe was the interface that very uniquely interpreted a guitarist’s skill into synth sounds. Results cached 12h Items ordered by ending time Showing all 29 items. Even Allan’s breackneck solo’s support the songs.


Enough with the warnings: And as expected, Holdsworth continued to strive for that reed voicing and phrasing on his guitar solos, which merely pushed him to his best. Other sites in the MAC network: It is worth mentioning that in order to afford it, Allan sold his house in England! By the way, the album is a good fusion of jazz and rock.

The Dominant Plague 4. I mean that a true artist has no choice at all. The Best of Allan Holdsworth: This is a landmark album, but be sure to holdswofth some homework before you attempt it. The Dominant Plague Allan Holdsworth.