Solar Flare

by Phi Yaan-Zek

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Solar Flare CD, shrink-wrapped in a jewel case with a very colourful graphically illustrated 12 page booklet containing exclusive and detailed personal song liner notes.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Solar Flare via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 11 Phi Yaan-Zek releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Ley Lines IV: Towering Morphodelica, Anomalies, Reality Is My Play Thing (Double Album), Ley Lines III - Live At Worley's, Solar Flare, Wisdom Of The Ancients (Soundtrack), Dance With The Anima, Ley Lines II, and 3 more. , and , .

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Featuring German Über drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson/Joe Satriani), keyboard virtuoso Lalle Larsson (Karmakanic/Electrocution 250) and multidynamic bassist Fabio Trentini, guitarist Phi Yaan-Zek’s third solo CD release “Solar Flare” is an exceptional compositional tour-de-force played with incredible fire. Flowing from funky jazz fusion grooves to wild odd-meter drum ‘n’ bass to polymetric metal, to epic prog-rock melodies and solos, the music is a dynamic adventure that recalls the energy of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Steve Vai-like guitar intensity, Zappa style quirkiness and the passionate performances of Jeff Beck. Add to the picture the kind of exceptional guitar playing that stands up to the rigorous demands of such dynamic music. Phi's individual playing comfortably spans the gap from emotional and passionate phrasing on the ballads 'So Far Away' and 'Passion Reborn', to insane hyper shred guitar tradeoffs with Bumblefoot on 'Psychometamorph'. The album also features a whole cast of other guest instrumentalists - including Peter Stacey on flute/saxophone, and Gryphon bassoonist Brian Gulland among others.


released May 5, 2005

Phi Yaan-Zek: guitars
Fabio Trentini: bass
Marco Minnemann: drums & percussion

With special guests:

Bumblefoot (fretless guitar solos)
Lalle Larsson (keyboards)
Peter Stacey (saxophones & flute)
Brian Gulland (bassoon & glockenspiel)
Maggie Tomkins (accordion)
Anarion MacIntosh (didgeridoo)
Missy (vocals)
Zak Haipney (trumpet and hand claps)
Kerry McKenna (background vocals)
Andy Banks (frame drum)
Oliver Oakenshield and Ilhaam Selih (answerphones)


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Join the meta-tangential musical adventures of Phi Yaan-Zek and his fine cast of fellow mutant mantra makers: Marco Minnemann, Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Andy Edwards, Ron Thal, Steve Lawson, Lalle Larsson and a puffball or two.

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