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.
So Far So Close – Creative Duets during the Lockdown by Sergio Sorrentino, BandCamp 2020
So Far So Close is the meeting between Sergio Sorrentino and some of the greatest musicians of the contemporary and experimental international music scene. These are duets born during the lockdown, as a creative reaction to the closure and composed/recorded remotely from March to April. Free and creative collaborations that combine Sorrentino’s guitar with the most different sound worlds (from the United States to Japan). They range from Psychedelia with John King to Ambient music with Machinefabriek (a deep soundscape of deserted streets during the lockdown days) and Electroacoustic experimentation with Elliott Sharp, Usui Yasuhiro and Scott Fields. There is also room for Contemporary classical sonic research (Van Stiefel, Stefano Taglietti, Roberto Zanata) and for Dark Ambient music with the She Spread Sorrow’s wonderful voice.
released July 29, 2020
Recorded during the Lockdown (March-April 2020) in:
New York City, New York, USA,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA