MP3 John Kline - Instrumental Conditioning
Richly-textured melodies, peppered with blazing and passionate lead guitar, showcase this
compelling blend of Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Celtic flavors ... New Age with an edge.
16 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Instrumental Rock, NEW AGE: New Age
Psychology professor and noted research scientist, Dr. John Kline, puts his music where his mouth is in the newly released CD, appropriately entitled, "Instrumental Conditioning."
In psychology, this refers to behaviors that become predictably patterned by consistent consequences. Baby boomers familiar with the phrase will no doubt relate to Kline''s metaphorical choice and arrangement of several tunes. The CD opens with an alarm clock leading into the upbeat, retro “Wakey Wakey”, and ends (as nightly TV programming used to) with an entertaining interpretation of our National Anthem -- the only cover tune.
In between, Kline''s compelling blend of Rock, Jazz, Blues, Ambient, and Celtic influences can best be described as “New Age with Edge.” The unique flavor of melodies, textures, and moods is peppered with blazing guitar work, and the appealing compilation flawlessly intertwines infectiously energetic romps and passionate, evocative ballads.
Kline has been nominated for numerous awards on the internet site Garageband, and was named “Most Versatile” and “Prowar Champion” on Guitarwar. Reviewers have compared his fluency and style to iconic guitarists Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Eric Johnson.
In (an admittedly fuzzy) past life, Kline was a professional lead guitar player. Instrumental Conditioning showcases his formidable musical dexterity, inspired creative breadth, and surprisingly professional production skills. He does virtually all of his own composition, instruments, programming, engineering, production and prototype mastering in his modest, cottage industry home recording studio.
Instrumental Conditioning is a good example of progressive ambient rock: a highly engaging musical experience with unusually broad appeal. As the title implies, don’t be surprised if you find yourself listening to it over and over again.