Monday, November 19, 2012

Patrick DECOSTE: "Show Me The Way To Go Home"

Rating: RRRR
Label: Bauston Music 2012
Review by Endre 'Bandi' Hübner

We've followed Patrick's career since generating his first splashes in the instrumental guitar world scene and it's nice to see him growing both as a guitarist and as a producer and salesperson of his own music. Digital recording and publishing allows talent to reach a wide audience these days and he is making creative us of that fact. Though "Show Me the Way to Go Home" was obviously recorded with a low budget, the result is as good as it gets. The mix is balanced, the guitar sounds (both acoustic and overdriven) are thick and clear rich in lows and highs, only the drums suffered here and there.

Musically Patrick is a laidback Satch or a doped Kotzen or a stoned Van Halen as you prefer to put it. There are 12 songs (!) here, all with a clear concept and memorable melodies for your entertainment. Those who prefer "neoclassical shredders" won't get their treat here however even Craig Chaquico or to stretch it a bit Eric Clapton fans may enjoy tracks like "Suadade" or the title track.

My personal favorites were "The Dirty South" that smells pleasantly of Satriani and the laid-back, acoustic "Hello World" yet I could have done without "Marvin Berry's Cousin" which is a nothing-spectacular rock n' roll number and does not do much for me. Check some of the songs and a few cool instructional videos at

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