Posts tagged ‘electric guitar’

March 19, 2014

‘desolation’ (Bennett/Galloway) is available for download

‘desolation’ is an album of sonic hauntings, a collection of experimental ambient explorations by two longtime collaborators. This release continues Spectropol’s side project of unearthing older gems from the back catalogs of interesting artists, as these tracks were recorded in 1999. Bennett and Galloway have since collaborated many times, recently in the west coast based psychedelic-electroacoustic band Respectable Citizen. ‘desolation’ has aged wonderfully, with composer Bennett putting his considerable synthesis & keyboarding expertise to use against Galloway’s trademark experimental guitar work. It’s full of force and beauty and beckons new listeners in 2014.

Streaming and name-your-price download available at the bandcamp site:

[SpecT 29]
www.brucechristianbennett.com
souciant.com/2011/04/process-not-synthesis
Respectable Citizen

B & V over the years...

B&V2
December 8, 2012

new Horist vid, brief Axe review & upcoming releases

1. live video recording of Bill’s “Auscultation Hall” from the Axe compilation:

2. Read a nice quick take on the Axe compilation from The Stash Dauber.

3. Before the year is over we’ll be releasing a beautiful collaboration from Tetuzi Akiyama & Jeff Gburek, as well as a xenharmonic collection from Joel Taylor. Details coming soon!

October 9, 2012

new reviews from Vital Weekly

Positive reviews of V/A Axe and Vincent Berger Rond: Elle avait raison Hathor showed up in the latest Vital Weekly.

April 17, 2012

“Axe” electric guitar compilation now available

This long-awaited collection of experimental tracks featuring electric guitar is finally out for download and purchase.

Prepared guitar, computer processed, fretless, alternate tunings, noisy ambient, composed layers, unplugged-electric, controlled feedback, free improvisation, interlocking loops, virtuosic lines, shimmering drones, haunting melodies.

With Kavin Allenson, Tigress and the U-Fraidees, Bruce Hamilton, Mark Hamilton, Bill Horist, Neil Haverstick, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Steve Moyes, Marco Oppedisano, James Ross, Roger Sundstrom, Chris Vaisvil, the Michael Vick Trip, and Jordan Watson.

This compilation celebrates the electric guitar and its creative use with a collection of varied tracks that provide a small snapshot of what some artists and composers have been doing in 2010-2012.

Despite only eighty odd years of use (and even less as a widespread instrument), the electric guitar has been a major force of musical invention, forging new genres of music and new sonic territories to explore. Musicians today have a rich history to draw upon: Les Paul and other early masters, the various and celebrated icons of blues, rock, jazz and fusion; and several decades of guitarists extending their instruments through preparation and modification, processing, new playing techniques, and different tuning systems.

The music on this album is informed by the aesthetic, timbral, compositional and conceptual innovations of Derek Bailey, Adrian Belew, Glenn Branca, Robert Fripp, Bill Frisell, Fred Frith, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Rowe, and Elliott Sharp, to name but a few. Yet there are always more things to say, more avenues to explore, and more artists popping up to advance down these paths.

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