‘Cascade’ is the debut solo release from Dom Howard, Guitarist and Composer from Cambridge, UK who also plays in accomplished Prog Rockers Influx of Insanity.
The 6 tracks span a range of Dom’s original compositions and bring out the unique and diverse sonorities of the electric guitar. The title track features a more built up texture with multiple layers of guitar, bass and the addition of drums.
Other tracks like ‘Winding Down’ and his arrangement of famous Jazz standard ‘Beautiful Love’ bring it back to primarily solo guitar which proves a nice contrast. ‘Chamber Trio 5’ is a produced version of a piece taken from his suite of pieces for electric guitar, flugelhorn/trumpet and bass clarinet which are available on YouTube.
This short album explores ambient, jazz influenced and guitar driven aspects of Dom’s guitar playing and compositions and can be checked out on Bandcamp:
Influx of Insanity are here