Artist/ Band: Stephen Doe
Title: Playing With Fire
Label: Doemestic Records
Year of Release: 2006
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The Review:

Playing with Time" is Stephen Doe's second demo CD . Like his first CD, Stephen plays all instruments himself, but upon hearing the music you can tell the guitar is his main choice of instrument. Stephen hails from Manchester, NH and can be put, guitar playing wise, in the same category as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and even Allan Holdsworth in parts.

Just remember before putting the CD into your player of choice, this is a demo and really canít be compared to a finished studio product. Just like the first demo, the real missing ingredient in Stephenís music is an acoustic drummer then great compositions would come alive. Other than that the music on Playing With Time is some of the most beautiful and endearing Iíve heard from a rock guitarist in ages.

If you like the aforementioned players, then you must keep an eye out for Stephen Doe. I believe he can be the next big thing in instrumental guitar rock music. Stephen has a page of at MySpace so you can hear for yourself.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on January 31st, 2007


1. Awakening
2. Breathe
3. Questions
4. Con-Fusion
5. Hidden Time
6. My Self Reflection
7. Strat-o-Spheric

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