Upon first listening, Bruce Arnold brings to mind guitarists such as Jeff Beck and Allan Holdsworth who were key in defining the fusion/crossover guitar movement, and his favored exploration into twelve-tone structure provides a compositionally unusual set. While the rock energy and funk groove will keep you feeling right at home, there is definitely some unexpected ear-bending around every corner. Arnold's searing guitar work combined with a semi-unorthodox melodic approach works well against the compositions at hand.
While at times I did feel that there could be more variety from track to track, it does not take away from the fact that Arnold, drummer Tony Moreno and bassist Ratzo B. Harris are a powerful combo that sounds Arnold's intellectual and genre-bending compositions with sincerity and force. All of the musicians involved show that they have an equally strong command of rock, jazz and funk, and this makes the fusion of the styles not only believable, but the delivery impeccable.
Check out tracks such as Blues For Anrie, Techtonic and Rush. If you appreciate something different and well thought out, this is definitely something I'd recommend. Musicians and composers will take special interest in examining the compositional approach behind many of these tunes.