Psycho Acoustic Overture
"Psycho Acoustic Overture" combines all the heaviness of Shrapnel Records standard neo-classical metal albums with, incredibly, a nylon-string acoustic guitar. German guitarist Bernd Steidl, in addition to being an amazing technical player, is a talented composer and arranger, augmenting his furious acoustic runs with drums and bass, harp, grand piano, and operatic female vocals. For a sample of his skill, listen to his near-unbelievable solo studies, "Irrlichter" and "Will-O-The-Wisp", as well as the stunning harp-guitar duet, "Jeux d'eau," in which he doubles the harp's arpeggios note-for-note at Pentium speed. "Psycho Acoustic Overture" is a one-of-a-kind, essential album for fans of neo-classical guitar music.
|04:38||The Death Of Ludwig II||Instrumental|
|00:52||Eine Kleine Bassmusik||Instrumental|
|Bernd Steidl||Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Production|
|Atma Anur||Drums, Important Keyboard Recording Assistance|
|Brad Russell||Electric, Fretless and Upright Basses|
|Mark Robertson||Grand Piano|
|Petra Steidl||Grand Piano on "La Campanella", Transcription|
|Konstanze Licht||Harp on "Jeux D'Eau"|
|Dioni Michelle Collins||Background and Choral Vocals on "The Death Of Ludwig II" and "Walburgis Night"|
|Mike Varney||Executive Production|
|James Owens||Macintosh Programming, Sound Design|
|Andy Fuchs||Mastering, Digital Editing|
|Peter Luske||Engineering, Mixing|
|Jill Kruge||Artwork, Layout|
|Recorded at Prarie Sun Studios, California; Sound Fabrik, Munich, Germany; Paletta Studios, Munich, Germany.
Mixed at Sound Fabrik, Munich, Germany.
Mastered in Munich.