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Glenn Snelwar: Gordian Knot guitarist

Glenn Snelwar: Gordian Knot guitarist
January 21, 2005, 11:39:18 PM
AT WAR WITH SELF
Torn Between Dimensions



At War With Self is the project name for an instrumental trio that was put together by guitarist/composer Glenn Snelwar. He is perhaps best known for his vital contributions to the first offering from Sean Malone's Gordian Knot project. At War With Self's debut release, Torn Between Dimensions, features Snelwar on guitars, mandolins and keyboards, Michael Manring on fretless bass and e-bow, and Mark Zonder on drums and percussion. Mark Zonder's progressive drumming forms the backbone for Snelwar's guitars, mandolins and keyboards that intertwine with Michael Manring's expressive fretless bass lines and e-bow. The idea behind Torn Between Dimensions is to create compositions that have an intensity of emotion and incorporate a wide variety of influences. Derived from an equal passion for progressive rock and metal bands such as King Crimson, Voivod and Pink Floyd, classical composers such as Leo Brouwer, Bela Bartok and Heitor Villa Lobos, to such diverse influences as bluegrass and jazz, Torn Between Dimensions is the realization of how Glenn chooses to take these influences and combine them into something undeniably progressive and strikingly original. The end result is a dense wall of sound, where multiple genres are explored within each song, as one song flows seamlessly into the next.

http://www.lasercd.com/Merchant/lasercd/soundfiles/godinterface.mp3

The intent of my work is to create innovative, experimental compositions using classical, electric guitars, mandolin, various percussion, piano and string sections, that encompass many influences and genres.

http://www.glennsnelwar.com/

Re: Glenn Snelwar: Gordian Knot guitarist
January 22, 2005, 04:54:29 PM
As un-promising as that last paragraph is, the song linked actually holds up pretty well on a first listen.

Re: Glenn Snelwar: Gordian Knot guitarist
August 05, 2005, 10:02:05 PM
This is the kind of stuff Opeth and Emperor should have been doing. If you like guitar playing, it's great

Re: Glenn Snelwar: Gordian Knot guitarist
August 07, 2005, 02:46:31 PM
"This is the kind of stuff Opeth and Emperor should have been doing. If you like guitar playing, it's great"

Assuming these two bands had the ability, which they don't.

Wolfbane

Re: Glenn Snelwar: Gordian Knot guitarist
August 13, 2005, 10:40:12 PM
emperor had the ability, opeth dosn't. Get it correct.