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.
The Big Empty by Simone Massaron, BandCamp, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog
“An austere, beautiful cd. Massaron’s relation to jazz is somewhere between a young Derek Bailey fighting his way out, and an older Derek Bailey making his peace with what’s left. In any case, Massaron has learned the lessons of the improvisers, but still clearly cares about song/memory/composition. He plays with both chops- although never in a showoffy way- and enormous delicacy, both of which are on display in this naked, mostly unadorned, mostly acoustic guitar cd. Great Stuff”
released June 5, 2020
Simone Massaron: Guitars, Loops, Objects.
Live Recording, no overdubs
Recorded in spring-summer 2009
by Simone Massaron at his empty old house (tracks #1,3,4,5,7,9,10)
by Andrea Cappellato at his basement (tracks #2,6,11,12,14)
Mixed and Mastered in march 2020 by Stefano Castagna at Ritmo&Blu Studio – Pozzolengo (IT)
Produced by Simone Massaron
Artwork and Lettering by Stefano Misesti.
Design by Massimiliano Sorrentini.
Thanks to: Andrea Cappellato, Ivan Rossi, Marc Ribot, Steve Piccolo, Danilo Gallo, Max Sorrentini, Stefano Misesti, Fabrizio Perissinotto, Stefano Massaron, Stefano Castagna, Francesca.
This record is dedicated to memories, empty walls and empty houses.
Is dedicated to my past family.