Review Summary: A great classical album of feeling and soul.
Dominic Frasca can be found on Youtube under the title "Impossible Guitars" yet, he is under-looked in the music business. He is known best for his guitar techniques, playing a ten-string acoustic guitar by himself. Dominic is able to play the bass and melody of his songs on the same guitar all on one take by using a style of tapping and string-skipping. His sounds can lead anyone to think that there are more then three guitars playing, but in fact it is just one man. His demos consist of no drum beats, he creates his own beats by tapping on the body of his guitar.
Deviations holds 8 tracks, every track great in length and has a very different sound. Because of his style on guitar capability, Frasca uses a trick called overdubbing by adding echos on his guitar. He also uses this trick where he hooks his computer up to his guitar and by using pedals and is able to control the volume of each string. If he wants one note to come out, he raises the volume with his foot. This album can't be expressed in words, it's one of those great classical-sounding albums. When you take a listen to Deviations, you can close your eyes and paint a picture in your head that makes everything around you freeze. His melodies are perfect and give off the best vibe to the listener. The style of his songs are different, some are pretty up-tempo and most are very laid-back. There are definitely moods of all kinds on this album.
If you knew me personally, you would know that I don't compare artists today to those that have influenced all of us. This album I can clearly compare to a Beethoven masterpiece of the acoustic guitar, without thinking twice. Frasca's melodies are very beautiful and are of great classical sound. To any classical music fan, I recommend you check out Dominic Frasca, his album is great and feel of great feeling.
This album just shows the talent that one man has. If one single man from Ohio can pick up a guitar and can play like this, why isn't he noticed? As of now, he settles playing small gigs such as colleges and so on. I hope to one day see him play bigger shows or maybe an huge event one day. For further information, he opened a small, high-tech, surround-sound nightclub in New York City called The Monkey, where you might be able to check him out. You can find some of his music on Youtube, but his albums can be found on sites like Amazon, Ebay and so on.
All the tracks are hard to find, so I recommend to check out the tracks available on Youtube:
-Dometude (Impossible guitar beat)
-Dark Age Machinery