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by Michael Gabriel

Rock Fusion
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Cosmos
5:30 $0.99
2. Beneath the Surface
4:10 $0.99
3. Hurricane
3:39 $0.99
4. Heartstrings
5:23 $0.99
5. The Adventurer
4:17 $0.99
6. Waterfall
3:50 $0.99
7. Funktified Blues
3:19 $0.99
8. Why?
3:34 $0.99
9. Into the Machine
3:56 $0.99
10. Desert Sunrise
4:20 $0.99
11. Outlaw
3:56 $0.99
12. Down by the River
3:38 $0.99
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Album Notes
Michael Gabriel's music is a unique blend of jam, rock, blues, funk, jazz, and other styles. Michael Gabriel's debut cd "Visions" is an instrumental cd that showcases Michael's versatility and influences. The album "Visions" captures the blues/rock influences of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn, the jam band influences of Phish and Particle, the depth and feel influences of Pink Floyd, along with other flavors and styles. Each song on "Visions" has it's own unqiue mood and feel and takes you somewhere envisioned in the creative mind of Michael Gabriel. Also check out Michael Gabriel's home page at http://www.michaelgabrielmusic.net

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Influenced early on by Hendrix and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, the 2006 CD from guitarist Michael Gabriel possesses an elegant sonic edge. Bluesy and spatial at the same time, Visions is a fine introduction to Gabriel’s tasteful guitar playing. There’s also a spacey, retro-bent surf-rock vibe on hand that mixes well with Gabriel’s potent approach to instrumental rock fusion. With Gabriel writing and performing all the guitars, bass, keyboards and drums as well as producing, mixing and mastering the entire CD Visions offers a rockin’ surprise for fans of adventurous electric guitar sounds. - Music Web Express

It’s an exhilarating outing that consists of energy and speed. With great power comes great responsibility. Michael Gabriel is liable for this function and in his efforts; he engineers a framework with precision and grace. While the tiniest fragment could rip its hull apart, the ride is as soft as a feather-filled pillow or a fluffy down blanket. Likewise, the fuselage is as rigid as a concrete block. - RichardKolp.com

"Michael Gabriel's "Visions" Is so unique in style and composition that it really grabs your attention. The opening tune Cosmos is one of the coolest opening tunes I have heard in some time. Full of twist and turns throughout and never knowing what to expect around the next corner make this CD a must listen." - Upbeat and More

These tunes contain some of the swankiest and classiest expressions ever seen on this side of the fence. - RichardKolp.com

"Just like this song opens, from start to finish is a showcase of musicianship." - Cody Carpenter, Songwriter

"Absolutely mind blowing" - Jason Chitwood, Musician

"Michael, THAT is some awesome guitar playing!!" - Diane Barnes, Musician

"Outlaw is a great tune. You have a great feel with your playing." - Jessica Urick, Musician



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Amazing is about all I can say about this...
I had heard some of Michaels songs "Outlaw WAS my favorite" before I purchaseds this Cd...but after I listened to the whole thing all the way through I was amazed...this is really great work...wow...I don't think I can pick a favorite song now although I really like "Heartstrings"...they are all great pices of music and I thought they would all sound the same...I thought how you could you make a song with No lyrics sound different...but Michael Gabriel figured it out...very nice work and I wish you the best with everything you decide to do...


With inspirations such as Pink Floyd and Jimi Henderix.. Michael Gabriel brings back styles from the past in a one of a kind method that can be only explained as perfection when put into Visions. This is an artist that we will see more and more of as his original sound reaches more and more ears.


Many times I will look at an all instrumental cd and think "great here comes 60
I had no Idea what really to expect, but being a former musician myself, I knew at the very least I would appreciate the effort and the musicianship put into creating the disk, But I was unsure If I would Like it or not. Usually the first thing I do when I get a cd I am unsure of, I will scan through the Jacket and see If I can find Band names or Musician names contained within to get a Musical Idea of what the cd will be like.

I saw influences of Jimmi & SRV and Knew right away (or I thought) of what to expect. There are many ways to gage a guitar player, Some are very Technical and precise, some are very passionate, and some mimic their Influences, but have little style of their own.
There are also a few guys out there who may not be the "Best" but the "Best" can play note for note with them And never quite get the same sound and feel of the original, Yet some that can make it better.

Many times I will look at an all instrumental cd and think "great here comes 60 minutes of look what I can do". This cd is NOT one of those.
The songs are very well composed, written, arranged and performed. There is a very wide musical spectrum thought the entire disk and each song has it's own personality and feel. These songs actually take you on a musical journey. Every Musician wears his heart on his sleeve & is sometimes their own worst critic and very protective of their baby.
But I can say with all honesty. Michael Gabriel plays with a style all his own, that does draw off of his influences which you can hear, But plays with an emotion and feel Not very many players can match. This musician not only wears his heart on his sleeve, but Plays with his Soul as well.

I think any musician on this board would appreciate the work gone into this disc, but Music fans as well Will enjoy the sonic pleasure of Visions. I know next time I have a chance to sit back relax & spark one up, This cd is going to be the sound track.

I hope my review does this Disc Justice, however I know it truly doesn't.


Not just a blues/rock album...
I think Michael Gabriel's album Visions is a unique piece of art on it's style. What makes the Visions unique ? The point of view of the artist, quality of the sound, and something more deeper. In Visions you will find your own path that lead you to your visionary place. You can start your voyage with the opening song "Cosmos" and after a high speed trip you can find your self watching a sunset with two suns on an unstable planet landscape and asking "Why ?". At least this album creating that imaginary on my mind. You can close your eyes and dream about your own visionary place...