The Prolific Fin: LARS ERIC MATTSSON!
Today's Elevenses Throws Eleven Quick Questions At 'The Prolific Fin' Lars Eric Mattsson!
Lars is the well respected Finnish guitarist, who has released 4 solo albums as "Lars Eric Mattsson" and 4 albums as "Mattsson", as well as a buch of albums with bands such as Condition Red, Book of Reflections, Vision, Astral Groove etc.
The new MATTSSON album is out on March 21, 2008 and called "Dream Child" featuring singer Adrienn Antal. It is the home of 12 tracks of symphonic metal with gothic and progressive metal spiced up with ethnic sounds.
Deep Purple Made in Japan and Van Halen’s Eruption.
Jimi Hendrix because he is the inventor of so much cool stuff.
There are many great musicians that are totally unknown but still as good as the “big guys”… fame has nothing to do with quality and the guitar magazines just want to sell their magazines, so these guys won’t get a chance.
Finishing the new MATTSSON album “Dream Child”.
Either the release party of House of Shakira or when I went to see Elias Viljanen with Sonata Arctica…
Ronnie James Dio, Mike Portnoy, Jaco Pastorius and Jordan Rudess!
About 16 – my precious would be my 1961Stratocaster!
Haven’t bought an album for years as I get so much free stuff all the time… but recent stuff I like is Anoushka Shankar and Mind’s Eye or if it would have to be guitar music, I would like to recommend Electric Outlet, Martone, Michael Harris’ Orchestrate and the coming George Bellas and Marco Sfogli albums.
No – I have done lots of gigs in the past.