There's some cool guitar stuff hitting the stores this week, but I think Pat Metheny's "Orchestrion" deserves a special mention.
The idea goes like this: think about a way to make several instruments mechanically react to your guitar playing or a programmed sequence of music. Find some smart people who can take this concept to practice and use machines to hit the keys in a piano, drums, etc. Now you have a band of robots playing for you!
Well, that is some cool concept. Now you only have to make sure you put some great music and guitar playing behind it. I think Pat Metheny has some credentials to make it work, so I'm hoping he will.
If this whole band-of-robots thing doesn't make a lot of sense to you (as it didn't make any sense to me at first), there's this video which explains what this is all about.
And of course, you can get the album in Amazon.com:
And also check out related Pat Metheny stuff in TopOfGuitar.com