master of European techno-guitar fusion, Italys Marco Iacobini
follows up his 2004 Spaces CD with the 2007 release of In
My World. A range of talented Italian fusion superstars back up
Marco on the 12 track In My World, including powerhouse drummer
Cristiano Micalizzi. Recorded in Rome and mastered in L.A.
by Bernie Grundman, In My World spotlights Iacobinis
fretboard wizardry. Marco dazzles on on his Carvin guitars and amps,
VHT amps and cabs, T-Rex pedals and Soldano Custom amplification.
Commenting on the album release, Marco states, 'In
My World is an all instrumental CD and is a blend of all my music
listens to: rock, fusion and prog. I think that this collection is
for music lovers that want to enjoy pure music with shred guitars
combined with melodic tunes.' With
the sound veering between soaring hard rock instrumental and modern
fusion instrumental, theres plenty of solid grooves on In
My World to please instrumental rock fans of all persuasions.
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I was born and raised in Rome and Ive been playing guitar
for about 20 years. I love to play rock, but my musical background
includes the study of classical music and jazz.
My new album In My World was recorded in early 2006
at Forward studios in Rome and was mastered at Bernie Grundman mastering
studios in Los Angeles. In My World is an all instrumental
CD and is a blend of all my music listens to: rock, fusion and prog.
I think that this collection is for music lovers that want to enjoy
pure music with shred guitars combined with melodic tunes. Here my
influences are so clear: Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen,
Joe Satriani, Larry Carlton, Eddy Van Halen. In My World spotlights
the brilliance of drummer Cristiano Micalizzi and bassist Marco Siniscalco,
who lay down an incredibly thick rhythmic foundation for my guitar
acrobatics. Also featured is keyboardist Stefano Sastro, a great musician
with a unique phrasing style described as a cross between Alan Pasqua
and Herbie Hancock. Guests include Mario Guarini on bass and Juan
Carlos Albelo Zamora on violin and viola.
My favorite electric guitar is my new Carvin bolt-on plus
custom guitar, the body is of swamp ash with quilted maple top AAAA
attached to a hard rock maple neck and birds eye fretboard,
electronics by Carvin H-S-H. Floyd rose and locking nut. For In
My World I use my old Carvin DC 135 and my old Carvin DC 127.
These guitars are neck through body hand crafted in San Diego with
alder body for the DC 127 and swamp ash body for the DC 135 . The
neck is the same for both guitars, one piece of hard rock maple with
birds eye maple fretboard for the DC 127 and ebony fretboard
for the DC 135. I use for some parts and guitar fills my Vigier Excalibur,
a very great guitar but these seem to be the ones that I use the most.
My favorite acoustic guitar is Collings D-41 with L. R. Baggs Para
D.I. Soldano Super Lead Overdrive 100w rack mount and Carvin Vintage
series 50. I have had these heads for 15 years. I used it for everything
on my new album with my VHT Deliverance 120 amp head and VHT cabs
with eminence speakers. Krank Krankenstein signature model amp head,
Carvin speaker cabinets with Celestion vintage 30, Marshall 6100 anniversary
amp head and Marshall cabs with Rola celestion G 12- 65 speakers.
I used a distortion box with this one. My favorites pedals are T-Rex.
I love the products of T- Rex engineering. The Dr. Swamp is the best
overdrive / distortion that I have played. The T- Rex Replica is my
favorite delay pedal. On my new album I use the T.C. Electronics 2290,
Eventide H 3000 SE and Roland SDE 3000, but the Replica is better
than all. Visual Sound H2O like Chorus, this is a good sounding unit
and is very quiet. I have T-Rex Fuel Tank classic, T-Rex Tonetrunk
hardcase, T-Rex Comp-Nova, T-Rex Mudhoney, Boss DD3, Visual Sound
Route 66, Visual Sound Visual Volume, Cry Baby wah wah pedal, MXR
Phase 90, Ibanez tubescreamer TS9808 etc. Only D'addario strings:
09 - 042.
My favorite guitarist is Steve Lukather because his music
is great. Steve's goal was to make a guitar record that would be enjoyed
by all and one with real music on it. I also love Jeff Beck, Eddy
Van Halen, Larry Carlton, Steve Stevens, Y. Malmsteen. My favorite
albums are: Jimi Hendrix: Axis Bold As Love - Van Halen: Fair
Warning, 1984 - Steve Lukather: Candyman and the