Rob Martino is a master of the Chapman stick who carefully combines elements of folk, jazz, new age, and classical guitar music all into a seamless array of compositions all played with just one device. Due to the unique construction of the instrument – combining elements of guitar, bass, piano and percussion, enabling both hands to play complete and expressive multi-part arrangements – the songs here never sound like just one man at his instrument, but rather more like a duet of guitar and bass, both played by skilled instrumentalists. From the delay-heavy short piece “Turbulence” to the longer tracks like the folk/jazz of “The Third Enigma” to the reflective “Conscious Dream”, there’s a lot to enjoy here.
Then click here to see Rob performing the title track from One Cloud live in the studio, which has over a half million (!) views.