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Hard Hat Area


Download links and information about Hard Hat Area by Allan Holdsworth. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 41:37 minutes.

Artist: Allan Holdsworth
Release date: 1993
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Tracks: 7
Duration: 41:37
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No. Title Length
1. Prelude 1:35
2. Ruhkukah 5:34
3. Low Levels, High Stakes 9:05
4. Hard Hat Area 6:06
5. Tullio 6:02
6. House of Mirrors 7:47
7. Postlude 5:28



Allan Holdsworth is arguably one of the most important post-Hendrix electric guitarists to grace either the fusion or rock scenes, while Hard Hat Area, signifies one of the artist's better solo excursions. With this 1994 effort, the guitarist receives excellent support from Icelandic electric bass phenom Skuli Sverrissson, whereas keyboardist Steve Hunt renders melodically tinged synth lines and ethereal backwashes throughout. Essentially, the group produces a series of climactic overtures, accelerated by a distinct sense of uninhibited force. On pieces such as "Ruhkukah" and "Low Levels, High Stakes," the musicians surge forward with a deterministic flair via a few tricky time signatures and lyrically charged themes atop Holdsworth's climactically driven solos. Consequently, the group conveys an underlying sense of tension and release, as Holdsworth's scathing legato-based lines might spur notions of a hawk zooming in on its prey. Thus, a must-have for the ardent Holdsworth aficionado.