Vibe is Mike Campese's 2003 CD release, and it finds the guitarist boldly developing the ways and means of a rock player. The album features thirteen instrumental tracks and three vocal cuts, but it's clear the music revolved around the guitar, and what can be done on the instrument. Cinematic suites ("Aries Suite No. 1, 2 and 3") alternate track time with funked up blowouts, semi-symphonic progressions, acoustically embellished embroidery, neo-classical fireworks and improvised Whammy pedal explorations - all tied together by Campese's single note bonanzas. Clocking in at slightly over 72 minutes, this is a guitar player's album full of new surprises around the bend of each phrase. The "Guitar Concerto No. 1 In C" closes the CD - a nine minute, classically inspired, electric guitar ode to some of the most memorable concertos yet written.
|5||Aries Suite No. 1||2:12|
|6||Out Of The Box||3:59|
|11||Aries Suite No. 2||4:29|
|15||Aries Suite No. 3||4:23|
|16||Guitar Concerto No. 1 In C||9:54|