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Joel Hoekstra

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UNDEFINED

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"Hoekstra is bound to become a major name in the field of guitar-oriented instrumental music. Let him take his place among the greats; 'Undefined' proves he's earned that right."
--Christopher Thelen, The Daily Vault

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"'Undefined' is a positively breathtaking album. Yes, it's that good. Hoekstra probably won't be unknown for long."
--Don Zulaica, Alternate Music Press

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"Hoekstra is an ideal guitar hero for 2001. Undefined showcases the creativity of a truly unique artist with impeccable talent."
--Carla Archuletta, IndiePerformer.com

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"There are no weak songs. The only problem with this disc is that a follow-up will be hard to top. An extremely entertaining disc with dark melodies and monster musicians that combine on this powerhouse effort."
--Randy Allar, The Music's Bottom Line

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"Discs like this one make us still believe that guitar music is doing well. "Undefined" is the most interesting debut of recent years."
--Piotr Nowicki, Gitara i Bas magazine

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"This guy is the real deal...It's not just good music here, it's good entertainment!"
--Chris Ruel, EER-Music

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"The band is relentless and Hoekstra is a monster on the guitar."
--Jerry Kranitz, aural-innovations.com

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"In addition to being an excellent musician, this guitarist is a superb writer and arranger."
--Larry Nai, Progression magazine

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"I can't say enough about the ability of the players on this cd. If I had one word to describe this cd it would be HOT (note all caps)!"
--Ted Viera, omniguitar.com

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"Whoever has an open mind for melodic fusion rock, wanting to listen to outstanding musicians at work, you¥re at the right place."
--Kristian Selm, progressive newsletter

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"Joel Hoekstra, clearly is the leader of the musical portraits that are conceived on Undefined. Clearly Joel has had a wide range of influences to mix with his great ears, training, and keen sense of writing. This is a cd that gets better with every listen."
--MJ Brady, Prognosis

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"Fans of high-end instrumental guitar music would do well to investigate both this CD and the man behind it. Wondering what the future of the electric guitar looks like? One listen to Undefined may provide a glimpse."
-Mike O'Cull, chicagogigs.com

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"Guitarist Joel Hoekstra has put together a strong debut fusion effort."
--Dave Dorkin, fusemag.com

"This album is literally one of my favorite albums of all time. My favorite part is the guitar playing. It screams intensity."
--Corey Kamerman, Arizona Music Trader

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"Joel Hoekstra's debut album shows what the guy can do: play great guitar and write damn cool songs in every style you can think of. "
--Max, Guitarist Heaven

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"...really shows off Hoekstra's impressive chops and his ability to tweak out the blues with some crazy futuristic-yet-retro tones"
--Mike Grimes, EXPOSE

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