Pat Metheny Group
"Offramp" is another Pat Metheny-Lyle Mays collaboration, with special guest Nana Vasconcelos on percussion, voice and berimbau. Metheny shuns his traditional guitar tone on the bulk of the material, preferring to solo with guitar synthesizer and the Synclavier guitar. "Offramp"'s highlights include the atmospheric "Au Lait" and one of Metheny's best loved compositions, "Eighteen", which does features the 'trademarked' Metheny chorused guitar in the solo section. Throughout "Offramp", Metheny enjoys a telepathic rapport with keyboardist Mays, who avoids exploiting his technique and opts for meaningful storytelling.
|08:47||Are You Going With Me?||Instrumental|
|03:50||The Bat Part II||Instrumental|
|Pat Metheny||Guitar Synthesizer, Guitar, Synclavier Guitar|
|Lyle Mays||Piano, Synthesizer, Autoharp, Organ, Synclavier|
|Steve Rodby||Acoustic and Electric Bass|
|Nana Vasconcelos||Percussion, Voice, Berimbau|
|Jan Erik Kongshaug||Engineering, Mixing|
|Barry Bongiovi||Engineering Assistance|
|Gerd Winner||Cover Graphic|
|Deborah Feingold||Liner Photography|
|Recorded October, 1981 at Power Station, New York.
Mixed at Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway.