Reviewed by MJBrady on 07 Jan 2009
Dominik Regg is the frontman for the "band" Cuthead. A combo that focuses on his guitar playing and writing, Dominik's music takes on many facets and nuances, none of which completely define what I hear on this recording. He seems to be comfortable in many settings, whether they be chill music, spacey fusion, ballads, acid jazz, blues rock, etc. His sense for variety makes Cuthead the kind of music that makes full length listens more than tolerable, in fact, the music is very alluring thanks to his keen sense for backdrop and sizzling guitar playing.
He lends many nods to the past, and has refined many of the tasteful players that have come before him. I can detect echoes of Eric Johnson, nuances of Errorhead, Stevie Ray Vaughn and the tastefulness of Jeff Beck throughout this cd. Never do I hear showy discourses of note flurries or zany shred affairs, as each song has a defined melody to pair with the well constructed songcrafting. Again, it's refreshing to hear so much diversity on a cd of instrumental guitar music, and the tasteful playing certainly doesn't hurt either.
Dominik is a player that is perfectly comfortable with his chops, allowing each song to focus on the many aspects of his preferences, he playful creates those familiar melodies and toys with tones and techniques to enhance the personal touch he lends to his music. Love to hear more! Check him out at the links!