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.
Astrosurfing by Mike Cooper, BandCamp, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog
I always wondered why Sun Ra never chose to use Pedal Steel in the Arkestra as it often seems to me to be unlimited in its sonic qualities. Here I offer Astrosurfing pushing the sound as far away from its usual generic sound and its usual musical setting. Maybe it had to much association with Country Music for Sun Ra? I like the title Astrosurfer because it sounds like Astro Turf. These pieces are all played on my virtual lap and pedal steel guitars and digital effects in my iPhone.
released July 3, 2020
All music Mike Cooper / Virtual Lap and Pedal Steel Guitars / digital effects and cover art.