The latest album by Alec Berlin, “Man’s Best Friend,” is an impressive display of instrumental guitar-based hard rock, with jazz influences. Berlin’s new release features several tracks thatare hard-hitting instrumental numbers. However, I was particularly drawn to the album’s title track, “Man’s Best Friend,” which stands out as one of the album’s most exceptional compositions.
“Man’s Best Friend” opens with a captivating acoustic guitar rhythm, which is a departure from Berlin’s usual style. The energy gradually increases as the electric guitar joins in, leading the listener on a wild ride through a progressive universe with veils from the 80s. The bridge around 2.45 minutes introduces jazz elements, adding another layer of complexity to the already intricate track.
What I particularly enjoyed about “Man’s Best Friend” is how Berlin manages to create a coherent musical progression while including a diverse range of influences. Just when you think you have the song under control, there is a moment of ecstasy and chaotic joy that puts you in a good mood. It’s like when a dog runs in the park after the flies – a moment of pure freedom and joy.
Overall, “Man’s Best Friend” is an excellent showcase of Alec Berlin’s compositional skills and musical vision. The album as a whole is instrumental guitar-based hard rock with elements of jazz incorporated into certain segments. With standout tracks like “LaNoise,” “Minir Maad,” and “Beat Confabulator,” at 50 minutes in length, the album features 11 songs, with the title track opening the album and “ROYGBIV” closing it.
Alec Berlin has created a diverse landscape of sonic utopia
As I listened to “Man’s Best Friend,” I couldn’t help but think that the album would fit well into the soundtrack of a diverse range of movies. Both Adventure films like “Jumanji” and action movies like “The Matrix.” The album’s fusion of hard rock, jazz, and 80s synthwave elements could easily accompany a dystopian or futuristic sci-fi film as well. Alec Berlin has incoherently created a masterpiece that is well suited for a plethora of cinematic works.
In conclusion, “Man’s Best Friend” is a must-listen for fans of instrumental music and jazz fusion. Alec Berlin’s ability to create such diverse yet coherent musical compositions is a talent that few possess. The artist is indeed one to watch out for in the global independent scene. Alec Berlin has been making waves in the industry for a while now, and with this new studio effort he takes it a notch higher.