TIMO: "I figured it was time to get back in the swing of things, music wise. So after listening to players like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Eric Johnson, I figured I can pull that off. So I started to record instrumentals featuring the guitar, but with a good dose of synth.”
“Bernard Gueffier the President of French label, Musea Records, contacted me and asked if he could re-issue the first album. So I contacted Universal Music (who bought up A&M Records) and negotiated a mechanical license for Musea Records”.
TIMO: “I was pleased to see the press was starting to put things back on the map. I figured since Musea is going to put the stuff out again I better write a follow up CD. I wrote and recorded 'Her Fire'. The album was originally going to be called 'Cave Canem', which means 'Beware of Dog' in Latin. But my wife said "Why are you calling an album full of love songs Beware of Dog?" Duh!! So I named it 'Her Fire' and painted the cover with a two faced woman. Original bassist Noe Cruz returned and I asked Les Carlsen (lead vocalist of 'Bloodgood' and lead in the musical 'HAIR') to help with the vocals, since my voice was still out of shape. And I added Bob Winn on drums. That was released on CD in 2005. Guest artists include: Mike Meucci on vocals, Mark Vaughn on drums, Dennis Brown on drums, and Larry Class on keyboards”.
Also in 2005, Timo released his first solo album called 'The Monotrim Project'. It was an all instrumental album, Timo's '360 Systems' guitar synth, which would've been almost 30 years old by now, would've been a dinosaur. It had been replaced by Roland guitar synthesizers. Monotrim Project and Her Fire were recorded using two Roland GR-33's (hooked in tandem), two BOSS FS-5U's, one Roland GFC-50 and a BOSS FV-500L volume pedal. He was now being sponsored by Godin Guitars Canada and plays a Godin LGX-SA. Monotrim Project was recorded by Timo playing his Roland guitar synths, straight lead guitar, acoustic guitar, and bass. He was backed up by long time Slam musicians Noe Cruz on bass and Bob Winn on drums.
2008's instrumental solo album Guitar Works Special Edition featured Timo playing almost everything, except for Jeff Hull on bass guitar and Bob Cacciatore playing keyboards on one of the ten tracks. This is Timo in all his glory. I remember him telling me back in 1975-76 that he wished there was a way he could perform everything himself, especially live. He had been a veteran musician for over a decade and a half and played with dozens of musicians. His experience had taught him there was only one musician that he could always count on – himself. Eliminating other musicians eliminated all bullshit, egos, and trouble with musicians coming and going. This album is as close to that ideal as possible. Guitar Works Special Edition was again heralded by the critics for Timo's mastery of the guitar and guitar synthesizer. It truly shows why he is 'The Father of the Guitar Synthesizer'. No one has amassed the amount of music playing a guitar synth, the quality of his playing is unsurpassed. If Timo had never played a Guitorgan or a guitar synthesizer, he would still be known as a masterful guitar player.
TIMO: “In 2011 Musea Records was contacted by Denis Meyer, the author of the book 'Rock Anthology'. Denis had suggested to Bernard at Musea Records, that it might be a good idea to re-issue the SSII album, since Denis had proclaimed Symphonic Slam as one of the top Progressive rock bands in the world. So they contacted me, and Denis Meyer became the executive producer on the re-master and it was re-issued March 2011”.
Timo released two more singles:
In 2013 “Paul and John” featured Timo along with Steve Eddy on keyboards, and Mark Stevens on drums.
In 2014 he released “Save Your Soul” from the “Her Fire” album.
Timo semi-retired again to spend more time creating art work and traveling the world collecting insects and building a museum class collection.