JENNIFER BATTEN "Whatever" /CD/



Re-release of the third full-length album by the most famous female guitarist-virtuoso.
Critically acclaimed as one of the most creative, imaginative and talented guitarists on the planet and always at the forefront of technology Jennifer Batten returns for her third solo album in the captivating sonic tapestry of “Whatever”.
The album is described in style by Jennifer herself as “Guitronica”. The album possesses plenty of guitar, but “Whatever” is heavily multi textured with a plethora of sounds and vocal samples, and has a humorous thread throughout. The music is also influenced by various ethnic cultures such as the African vibe in "Off the Deep End".
While she's best known for her stints alongside Pop and Rock giants, namely Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck, six-string shredder Jennifer Batten has issued sporadic solo releases along the way, such as 2008's "Whatever". And it turns out that it was her work with the latter notable gentleman that has considerably rubbed off on her musically, as Whatever sounds like a direct descendent of such latter day Electro-Rock Beck releases as 1999's "Who Else!" and 2001's "You Had It Coming". And perhaps this shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as it was precisely these two Beck studio efforts that Batten played on (and even lent a hand in songwriting). Beck-like guitar phrasing is certainly apparent throughout (especially on such ditties as "Ass Whoopin" and "Off the Deep End"), with a few curveballs along the way, including a pair of tracks that sound comparable to Laurie Anderson's early-'80s work ("Cupid's Arrow" and "Inner Journey").
On the albums creation Jennifer comments, “Originally I started writing a lot of these tracks for Jeff Beck when I was in his band. My third CD has been long overdue so in the end I'm happy to have these tracks for myself! He got me interested in Electronica and I'm very happy to have that as a new direction with all the amazing inspiring sounds available today.”
Jennifer describes the album as "'sort of' instrumental. There are vocal samples telling stories in most songs, but not the standard song type lyrics and melodies. I played and programmed most of the CD with the exception of having a few guests".
Jennifer is one of the highest profile guitarists in the world!
Lion Music/Irond Ltd., 2007/2008 (IROND CD 08-DD651). Made in Russia. Used: very good.


Tracklist:
1. Ass Whoopin' 
2. Ricochet
3. Off the Deep End
4. Whatever
5. Fearless
6. Hooligan's Holiday 
7. In the Aftermath 
8. Run With It 
9. Cupid's Arrow 
10. Inner Journey
 

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