Les Robot checks back in on his faithful with 'The Semi-Hollow,' an EP of his amazingly off-kilter cinematic shred guitar instrumentals. He is a modern composer of rock music in the Zappa tradition but with his own unmistakable voice. This music lives in a world all its own while remaining both inviting and accessible. The tracks here are expressive, technical, textural, and melodic all at once and display the confidence of an artist comfortable in his own creative universe. All five cuts are worthy of a listen but “Headache Machine” and “Bumble B Boogie” will get you off to a good start.
"...I feel like I have been run over by demon-possessed truck, experimented on by extra-terrestrials, have stood on the edge of the end of the universe itself, been attacked by cyborgs and had a music shop collapse on me. What a way to spend a morning." (Dave Franklin on the EP, The Semi-Hollow)
"...Anyone who cares at all about the evolution of rock guitar needs to have Les Robot on the ol’ radar screen. You won't be sorry." (Mike O'Cull - The Semi-Hollow)