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 Sleeper Wakes by Ant Low, BandCamp, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog
British guitarist Ant Law’s new album ‘The Sleeper Wakes’ is a return to the spotlight for the talented musician and composer following his successful Edition debut ‘Life I Know’ in 2018. Loaded with infectious rhythmical hooks, lyrical flowing lines and progressive improvisation, this album is infused with the energy and accessibility that is introducing swarms of new fans to his music.
The album reflects also the deeper interplay between the guitarist and the eclectic and diverse group of musicians who, with the deepest respect and honesty, have shaped this set into a sound that is distinctly Ant Law’s. This is an artist who is taking ever greater steps towards becoming an internationally significant guitarist, composer and bandleader.
released July 24, 2020
Ant Law – guitar
Michael Chillingworth – alto saxophone & bass clarinet (on tracks 7 & 9)
Ivo Neame – piano
Tom Farmer – acoustic bass
James Maddren – drums
Tim Garland – tenor saxophone (tracks 1 & 2)
Adam Kovacs – percussion (tracks 1 & 2)
All tracks written by Ant Law except track 9 written by Sam Coslow & Arthur Johnson
Recorded by George Murphy at Eastcote Studio 1, London
Mixed by Mark Wingfield
Mastered by Peter Beckmann at Technology Works Studio
Artwork design by Oli Bentley, Split
Photo by Dave Stapleton
Produced by Ant Law
Executive producer: Dave Stapleton