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A new instrumental album featuring Guthrie Govan, Bumblefoot, Jack Gardiner and more is arriving later this month

(from left) Guthrie Govan, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and Jack Gardiner
(Image credit: Steve Thorne/Redferns, Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images, Press)

A new instrumental album – featuring electric guitar virtuosos like Guthrie Govan, Bumblefoot and Jack Gardiner – is set to be released later this month.

The album in question is observables, the debut full-length from ANYWHEREDOOR, a project helmed by agent and manager Kris Claerhout. 

Faced with unexpected downtime last year due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Claerhout began working on some new, electronic-flavored tracks. Claerhout sent one to his friend, Per Nilsson, who not only added some guitar, but suggested Claerhout contact some of his other guitar hero pals to add parts to the other tracks he had been working on.

Before long, Claerhout had rounded up the likes of Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Guthrie Govan, Jack Gardiner, Jen Majura, Mattias Eklundh and more to appear on the album. Not a bad guest list at all! 

Set for a July 30 release, observables was produced by Claerhout himself. You can check out a preview of the album above, and its cover art and track list below.

To preorder the album, head this way.

The cover of ANYWHEREDOOR's debut album, 'observables'

(Image credit: ANYWHEREDOOR Records)

ANYWHEREDOOR – observables:

  1. Groove Mustard – (feat. Mattias Eklundh)
  2. TechTrip – (feat. Per Nilsson)
  3. Internal Deflection – (feat. Bumblefoot)
  4. Too Phart Gone – (feat. Guthrie Govan)
  5. Badger Musk – (feat. Jack Gardiner)
  6. This Is Not Funk – (feat. Mika Tyyska)
  7. Quackemole – (feat. Jen Majura)
  8. Panzerball – (feat. Max Ostro)
  9. Tonal Wreck – (feat. Kris Xen)
  10. Anywhere Door – (feat. Jake Willson)
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at guitarworld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.