Guitar virtuoso Jim Matheos (OSI, Fates Warning, Arch/Matheos) has announced that he will be releasing Halo Effect, an experimental guitar album. The album will be available on February 17th, 2014 via Burning Shed. If you are curious about it, check out the song "Halo Effect 4" and its video right here. The album comprises "a series of layered, unrecognisable sounds generated by a familiar instrument." What do you think about it?

Jim Matheos explained: "This is a guitar album. There are no keyboards or sound effects on this recording. All the sounds were created by an acoustic guitar (for those interested in such things, a 1973 Alvarez classical with very old strings) which has been digitally processed to varying degrees, sometimes minimally, other times until the original signal is unrecognizable. To create each piece, multiple tracks were improvised separately, without a set key or tempo. The various ideas were then edited, combined, and layered together to form these songs. I hope you enjoy them."

Pre-orders are available here.


01. Halo Effect 1 (5:27)
02. Halo Effect 2 (4:25)
03. Halo Effect 3 (4:06)
04. Halo Effect 4 (7:07)
05. Halo Effect 5 (5:18)
06. Halo Effect 6 (4:50)
07. Halo Effect 7 (7:47)
08. Halo Effect 8 (3:15)

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Posted: 03.02.2014 by BloodTears


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andreosokin - 03.02.2014 at 14:54  
Although I like Jim's work in OSI and FW, this sounds like pseudo-drone to me
tea[m]ster - 06.02.2014 at 17:09  
The mad scientist at it again...

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