Breathtaking solos, complex rhythms and crushing 7 and 8-string guitar riffs. The 7-track album is the first in a projected 2-part release. Death of Roses continues Tony's on-going evolution with hook-laden melodies, breathtaking solos, complex rhythms and crushing 7 and 8-string guitar riffs, complemented by his own equally exceptional keyboards.
This is built atop a formidable rhythmic foundation laid down by Hungarian drum sensation Gergo Borlai? (Scott Henderson, Gary Willis, Hiram Bullock), and Pete Griffin on bass (Generation Axe Tour, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, Zappa Plays Zappa) who also played on Tony's previous album Concrete Gardens.
»With Death of Roses I really focused on composition and layering,« says MacAlpine. »When I was sick and in treatment I found myself unable to play, and the chemo gave me tremors in my hands and arms. The seeds of this record were planted during my recovery, when I started building the compositions in my head. Fortunately, with healing and practice my faculties returned with a vengeance, and I set about recording this album, and its forthcoming companion.«