"Invitro" (Self-released; 2008)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

Test Tube Rhino is an independent release that should appeal to fans of rock instrumental guitar.

As a one-man project, Test Tube Rhino could suffer from a lack of diversity – but it doesn’t. The mid-paced “Nimicus Namicus” features flowing lead guitar that doubles as the song’s melody. “Test Tube Fantasy” uses funk to explore unconventional melodies. “Vitamin Salt” sounds like a jazzed up Steely Dan instrumental hyped up on sonic steroids. Understated numbers like “I’m Not Doing Anything to Feel Sorry” shows Joey P. has a deft touch with supple lead guitar figures.

“Test Tube Rhino” is worth seeking out by fans of instrumental rock guitar.

“Test Tube Rhino” was produced by Joey P.

Test Tube Rhino is Joey P. on guitars, guitar synths, bass, and drum loops.

For more information visit http://www.myspace.com/testtuberhino

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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