Mason Stevens One Step into the Unknown Mason Stevens is an electronic guitarist with a unique twist. He combines an electric guitar with processed guitars and sequenced percussion (or so it seems). One Step into the Unknown is a set of very cool space music compositions tinged with Mason’s sense of humor. His titles are – generally – tongue in cheek, or – more appropriately – “pick in pocket.” With titles like “Chili Peppers in Orbit” and “Matador on Mars,” listeners expect and get some bounce for their bucks. Mason’s style and technique give the compositions flair and panache. The joy of the music makes the set seem like one gigantic scherzo. Succinctly, this CD is lots of fun! - Jim Brenholts Mason Stevens Luna Waves Luna Waves is a set of electronic funk and blues from Mason Stevens, an expert at combining traditional electric guitars with modern processed and electronic guitars. He surrounds rock and roll riffs with huge atmospheres and contrasts steamy blues with dynamic soundscapes. The unique perspective is quite refreshing and makes deep listening a challenging experience. This CD, on the SpaceForMusic label, is an instant classic! - Jim Brenholts Mason Stevens & Tony Gerber & William Linton Cosmic Flight Cosmic Flight is a dynamic collab from Mason Stevens, Tony Gerber and William Linton. It is also a testament to Mason’s “guitartistry.” Tony has a reputation as one of e-music’s finest guitarists. On this disc, however, Mason handles ALL of the guitar work! Tony and William handle the synths. And it is an awesome CD! It is much more ambient and atmospheric than listeners expect from Tony and he handles it well! Mason’s guitar is smooth and it flows around and through voluminous cloudy atmospheres and soundscapes. This is a very cool and relaxing sound. - Jim Brenholts
Luna Waves by Mason Stevens SpaceForMusic.Com Records, 2001 http://www.spaceformusic.com The Nashville-based label "SpaceForMusic" specializes in mixing pop, blues, rock, and electronic music in an upbeat, friendly American style. Their main band is the veteran planetarium soundtrack ensemble "SpaceCraft," but they have plenty of friends adding to the label's tradition. Mason Stevens is one of them. Luna Waves is a charming mix of languid blues guitar, casual salon jazz pickin', rock solo-izing, and spacey electronics. The guitar always leads, and the rhythms are understated and machine-generated. Some of the tracks feature a harder guitar sound, a bit like Santana or Pink Floyd, but in my opinion Stevens' best work on this album is on the quieter tracks when he sits back and lays down some sweet, rambling note-lines while the synthesizer glimmers in the background. Hannah M.G. Shapero, EER-MUSIC.com 10/22/02
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