"Seven years after unleashing the fiery Ax Inferno, guitar master Paul Speer returns with Sonoran Odyssey,
which is one of his best albums ever."
RajMan Reviews (Raj Manoharan - New York)
"Coupled together under the magic fingers and mind of musician Paul Speer in his latest release, Sonoran Odyssey his music portrays to perfection the magic to be found in the vast open spaces of the world."
Blue Wolf Reviews (Janet Mawdesley - Australia)
"Recently his latest solo effort 'Sonoran Odyssey’ landed in my inbox, as Paul himself describes it as “New Age music with teeth” and yes that absolutely hits the nail on its head. Paul has his own unique guitar playing style, a clear but full guitar sound and a certain play with notes, which I always find a pleasure to listen to."
Headbangers Lifestyle (Liselotte Hegt - The Netherlands)
"The album has some very interesting options and edits for you to enjoy as well, one of my personal favourites would be the storm laden and powerful Monsoon (Thunder). This mixture of EM and guitar is sublime, then to add a layered but empowered percussion was and is nothing short of genius, thus creating a truly addictive composition."
One World Music Radio (Steve Sheppard - United Kingdom)
"Sonoran Odyssey is a new age instrumental album inspired by the breathtaking desert of Southern Arizona, home to composer Paul Speer. The electronic sounds beautifully reflect shifting phases of the natural world, in this extraordinary, immersive collection. Highly recommended, especially for connoisseurs of inspirational ambiance."
Wisconsin Bookwatch (James A. Cox)
Sherry Finzer: Flute on Venus Rising.
Ron Krasinski: Drums on Behind the Waterfall.
Max Saidi: Drums on Monsoon.
Paul Speer: Guitar, bass, keyboards, engineering, production.
Paul Speer Music BMI
Finzer Publishing BMI
Capitol CMG Publishing
Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Rainstorm Productions / Tucson AZ and Memphis TN
Drums on Behind the Waterfall recorded by Mike Wilson at Ardent Studios / Memphis TN
Flute recorded by John Herrera at Clamsville Productions / Chandler AZ
Drums on Monsoon recorded at WantDrums.com / London UK
Artist Photo: Peccadillo Studios / Tucson AZ
Moon over Catalina Mountains: Alan D. Landry
Storm Clouds: iStockPhoto.com
Saguaro National Park: iStockPhoto.com
Liner design by Aaron D.C. Edge.
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