Quadrasonic is an instrumental quartet by Norwegian guitar prodigy Jarle H. Olsen, that play modern progressive metal and fusion. Their main focusses are solid compositions and musicianship rather than purely 'showing-off', which is unfortunately very typical within the genre. A debut album entitled "Quadrasonic" was released in 2011 and has already caught a lot of attention in the underground music and guitar community due to the overall musicianship and compositional peculiarities. Many magazines and webzines reviewed the album for something fresh and different within the genre as well.
The Norwegian based guitarist started playing at the age of 13. After some years he wanted to explore the outer realms of music, constantly seeking new ideas and challenges by breaking the 'norms' and trends. By the age of 21 he founded what is today "Quadrasonic", collected musicians and started working on material for an upcoming release. Now all the musicians are well established and some of them like keyboard player Alex Argento has worked with many great artists such as Virgil Donati, Simon Phillips, Allan Holdsworth, etc. Their quartet has contributed on many festivals and concerts around and in Norway over the last couple of years and has established a small, but faithful fan base around the globe."Featuring advanced technique and majestic progressive metal arrangements. the debut album "Quadrasonic" by Jarle H. Olsen defies my prejudices that all-instrumental prog metal falls into the category of a borefest of epic proportions by delivering some of the most back-chilling, amazing craftsmanship I've ran across in guitar music""Usually I hate these kinds of show off releases, but Jarle plays with so much conviction that it's easy to decipher his underlying love for all things guitar in his life. It's as if he lives each note, each structure through his instrumental as he plays it.""Quadrasonic is an album where the chops are used first and foremost to execute the smart, progressive ideas the songs call for, and to enhance the overall vibe of the disc. If this fine, well-produced effort is any indication, Olsen is one player whom we are certain to hear more from in the future.""I never thought this album was ever going to sound like this! So complete, so interesting, so mature, and last but not least, not at all boring or annoying.""To sum up, Quadrasonic is the album where inspiration meets technique. You gotta give it a try, I highly recommend this to any metal fans. If you like melody and progressive playing, you are going to love this"