Flat Tire: Music for a Non-Existent Movie

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Flat Tire: Music for a Non-Existent Movie
Allan Holdsworth - 2001 - Flat Tire.jpg
Studio album by Allan Holdsworth
Released 1 December 2001 (2001-12-01)[1]
Recorded The House in San Juan Capistrano, California
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 47:30
Label Megazoidal
Producer Allan Holdsworth
Allan Holdsworth chronology
The Sixteen Men of Tain
(2000)
Flat Tire: Music for a Non-Existent Movie
(2001)
All Night Wrong
(2002)

Flat Tire: Music for a Non-Existent Movie is the eleventh and final studio album by guitarist Allan Holdsworth, released on 1 December 2001 through Megazoidal Records and reissued on 16 August 2007 through Eidolon Efformation.[2][3] Besides the first track, the entire album was recorded by Holdsworth himself using the SynthAxe,[4] an instrument for which he became well known since Atavachron (1986).

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
All About JazzFavourable[5]
All About Jazz (2)Favourable[6]
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Flat Tire has received mixed reviews. The staff at All About Jazz gave the album a positive review, calling it a "very uniquely rewarding listening experience" and going into detail about the quirks of the SynthAxe. However, they suggested that diehard fans of Holdsworth's work would appreciate it more than "devoted guitarheads".[5] David R. Adler at AllMusic gave the album three stars out of five, describing the music as "more of a one-man band effect than a solo guitar performance" and "a bit static and repetitive overall". He called the album "not the best introduction" to first-time listeners of Holdsworth, but recommended it for fans of his work.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Allan Holdsworth.

No.TitleLength
1."The Duplicate Man (Intro)"1:52
2."The Duplicate Man"4:41
3."Eeny Meeny"4:48
4."Please Hold On"4:01
5."Snow Moon"8:04
6."Curves"5:35
7."So Long"5:31
8."Bo Peep"3:46
9."Don't You Know"9:12
Total length:47:30

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Adler, David R. "Flat Tire: Music for a Non-Existent Movie - Allan Holdsworth". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  2. ^ "Allan Holdsworth - Flat Tire CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  3. ^ "Flat Tire by Allan Holdsworth". CD Baby. Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  4. ^ Feuillerat, Olivier (June 2003). "Interview with Allan Holdsworth". ofeuillerat.free.fr. Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  5. ^ a b AAJ Staff (2002-04-12). "Allan Holdsworth: FLATTire: Music For a Non-Existent Movie (2001)". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  6. ^ Astarita, Glenn (2013-07-13). "Allan Holdsworth: FLATTire: Music For a Non-Existent Movie (2013)". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2014-09-30.

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