Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.
40 Nights and 40 Days by Mike Cooper, BandCamp, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog
The word Quarantine comes from Venice during the great plague when 40 nights and 40 days (Quaranta) was considered the time one should remain isolated to be free from infection and from infecting others.
I uploaded these pieces on May 1st – International Workers Day and they are dedicated to four comrade photographers who worked in Spain during the Civil War. Three of these pieces were recorded for the on- line Amplify Festival organised by John Abbey and Erstwhile Records.
released May 1, 2020
Mike Cooper – All music – Lap Steel Guitar and Digital Effects. Recorded at The New Steel Works – Valencia – Spain – April 2020