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Gilbert's second full-length instrumental album saw him reach new levels of guitar overkill. Still, there were some delicious left turns, such as a sweet and impassioned take on the Burt Bacharach/Elvis Costello tune I Still Have That Other Girl.
“I think there is more concentrated guitar power on this album than any other I have done. I covered a classical flute piece called Suite Modale. I love this melody, and it had been my dream for years to record it.
“One of my own songs, Eudaimonia Overture combines punk-rock rhythms, tons of crazy arpeggios and a Bach piano piece (played all with guitars). Paul Vs. Godzilla has some really wild guitar sounds along with some of the most naturally composed melodies I’ve ever written for guitar. (While demoing, I sang them all before I even picked up my guitar.)
“I wrote most of this album very early in the morning so I wouldn’t be distracted by the plumbers who were clanking away every day in my house. (Finally, the pipes don’t leak, and I’ve got some enjoyable guitar music to play.) Oh, and don’t forget Norwegian Cowbell…more crazy arpeggios, one of my best rock riffs and, of course, lots of cowbell!"