[sic] ~ Alex MacHacek 2006
[sic] ~ Alex MacHacek
When reviewing a CD, I like to assess each song independently, then collectively — considering the whole impact technically, musically, and conceptually. MacHacek has crafted a precise, polished, and nigh unto obsessively perfected collection of pieces in [sic]. Is the release sterile — like some math-rock outing? No. Is it boring, fusion unison line patterns repeating & oscillating in chaos? No. Is it a soul-less and showy, mechanical, music theory exercise? No. MacHacek’s [sic] is fun, tight, grooving, flying, stop-n-go fusion with a Zappa-esque schemata of endearing complexity. MacHacek knows exactly what he wants and meticulously crafts his art with unrestrained joy and exciting amounts of positive energy. How can this MacHacek cat play guitar so effortlessly and magically? Clearly, he loves his vision. Simply, amazing snippets of stuff are packed in everywhere. Highly recommended
purchase. When? Now.
~ John W. Patterson of JazzRock-Radio.com & EER-Music.com