Exclusive: Bruce Bouillet Premieres New Album, The Order Of Control
Today, RevolverMag.com presents the exclusive premiere of guitarist Bruce Bouillet's new instrumental album, The Order of Control. The album will be released January 21 via Mascot Label Group's Music Theories imprint.
Bouillet has enjoyed a successful career for the past couple of decades as a sought-after guitarist and a fixture of the Los Angeles studio scene.
The Order Of Control is a new band featuring Bouillet, Dave Foreman (bass) and Glen Sobel (drums). Bouillet made the move toward instrumental music when conspiring with Foreman about eight years ago.
"Dave is an LA underground legend," Bouillet says. "He has played on more big albums then I can list, some of which include Dj Quick, Aaliyah, Tupac, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube and Boyz to Men. His main instrument is guitar, but he plays all instruments amazing. His bass playing on the new album is incredible, and even though he is known for more hip hop and R&B, his rock playing really brings something new to the table." Sobel is an LA-based drummer who tours with Alice Cooper, but he also has played with Beautiful Creatures and Orianthi.
"Instrumental albums give me a chance to speak with the guitar 100 percent," Bouillet says. "Not that I'm some sort of control freak, but just like someone who paints a picture chooses the artistic outcome, I want my instrumental albums to be uniquely me, and since I am not a singer, it provides the right vehicle for me to express myself. That being said, I do have a new vocal band in the works for 2014, so in a way I have the best of both worlds."
Early in life, Bouillet was drawn to Black Sabbath, UFO, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, but Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads and Alex Lifeson are his biggest influences. At 19, he met a then-17-year-old Paul Gilbert, who became a tremendous influence. Thus began a road that brought the guitarist in and out of label deals, a plethora of ensemble, and in to a very successful career as an engineer, mixer or producer for others that continues to this day.