Our legendary guitar solo of the day is the solo performed in "ENIGMA MACHINE" by the legendary guitarist Mr. JOHN PETRUCCI. "Enigma Machine" is the fourth track and second instrumental from Dream Theater's eponymous 12th studio album, Dream Theater. It marks their first full length instrumental on studio album since Stream of Consciousness in 2003.
An "Enigma Machine" was an electro-mechanical rotor cipher device used by Germany for enciphering and deciphering secret messages before and during World War II. In 1939, the British secret service set up the Ultra project at Bletchley Park, for the purpose of intercepting the German Enigma signals. The intelligence gleaned from this source was a substantial aid to the Allied war effort. According to Petrucci, the theme surrounding the instrumental is a secret agent/spy music. This becomes evident in the atmospheric keyboard intro, and the driving main riff, both of which are reminiscent of James Bond movies, albeit heavier and more progressive. It's built up on many different riffs, and there’s a lot of changes between styles and rhythms. It kinda builds up with a couple of different shorter sections, then has a mid section with fast and furious guitar and keyboard solos, then a bass-solo breakdown into a slower and more emotional solo section, before it unravels the song it has built up by repeating the sections the song built up with, only in almost the opposite order. John Petrucci cited "The guitar and especially the 7-string version of it. I used on a lot of songs on the album. You can hear it on the instrumental 'Enigma Machine' and when that 7-string comes in it's just so heavy and huge. That couldn't have been done with another instrument - it had to sound like that."
Follow : @hovig_guitar_
🔴👕 If you want t-shirts or hoodie , please check the link in our bio (profile)➡ @Guitarstigram
🎁 Perfect gift for your family members and friends
Thank you ! 💟💟💟
#guitardaily #guitarpick #guitarshow #guitartalk #guitarmaker #guitariste #guitarlick #guitarposts #guitarras #guitarlover #guitarrista #guitarlovers #guitarrig #guitargod #guitaramp #guitartone #guitarmaker #guitar