A collaboration between two of the best-known names in ambient music, the Japanese musician Ryuchi Sakamoto and the Austrian electronica artist Christian Fennesz, CENDRE is a hushed delight from start to finish, containing stately, minimalist pieces such as "Aware," "Kuni," and "Amorph." Fennesz provides the weightless electronic backdrop, into which Sakamoto drops precise chords that ripple the aural surface like smooth pebbles dropped into a pool.
After Dirkschneider's (first) separation with ACCEPT, in 1987, U.D.O. was born and they still offer pure Metal music to the world. 20 years to the day from their first album, Animal House (1987), U.D.O. challenged their fans to vote 12 songs + 4 unreleased bonus tracks to be included in Metallized, as a 20 Years of Metal "Best Of U.D.O."
"Santana Brothers" (sometimes credited as simply Brothers) is a 1994 album by Carlos Santana, his brother Jorge, and his nephew Carlos Hernandez. It reached 191 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Carlos joins brother Jorge (ex-Malo) and young nephew Carlos Hernandez in a six-string summit that puts the three guitarists in all-instrumental solo, duo and trio settings. This album is full of delicate ambiances, a subtle marriage of styles and influences.
Production-wise, «Right in the Guts» sounds almost exactly like the past two Accept albums. It’s the traditional metal album mix through and through. The guitars are upfront and dominate along with the vocals and it works just fine. The first thing to note here is Herman is a real high-quality guitarist and there’s nothing on this album to invalidate that. Herman Frank is a treasure of heavy metal and does everything good about the genre in his own inimitable style.
Rock On! is the 12th studio album by American rock singer Del Shannon, released posthumously in 1991. Shannon returned to the studio after a long hiatus in 1990, collaborating with Jeff Lynne of the Electric Light Orchestra, Mike Campbell, Tom Petty, other members of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Richard Greene. Shannon committed suicide on February 8, 1990, and the album was completed for release on October 1, 1991. Acadia's 2007 reissue included five bonus tracks…