Continuum by Xander Naylor, BandCamp, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog

Dear friends

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.

Andrea Aguzzi

Continuum by Xander Naylor, BandCamp, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog

Xander Naylor is a guitarist, improviser, and composer living in New York City, who gathers the vocabularies and core energetic forces of avant jazz, post-rock, and Indian classical music, into a singular new sound, described by The Critical Masses as “a language all his own.” Rooted firmly in the culturally-rich NYC music scene, his music has brought him to perform all over the world, including the South by Southwest Festival (Austin, Texas, USA), Assomniak Festival (Brest, France), and the Chhandayan Annual Concert (Kolkata, India). Born of his own spiritual journey, and deep study of multiple Eastern and Western traditions, Naylor’s music gives vital breath to the most fundamental questions we face today as a culture, and as human beings. Naylor is a ground-breaking guitarist, and a fearless searcher, forging new techniques, extended sounds, and employing rhythmic acrobatics, all in service of a visceral experience which fosters and promotes greater understanding.

Naylor’s new album Continuum features all-new compositions which are all about breaking through the barriers of digital screens and facing others eye-to-eye, as well as facing the problematic discourses of our time with the knowledge that “there still are people who still stand for respect and the ideal of common good.”


released October 23, 2020

Alex Asher – trombone (1, 2, 6, 8)
Angelica Bess – vocals (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Nicholas Jozwiak – bass
Cole Kamen-Green – trumpet (1, 2 6, 8)
Xander Naylor – guitar, synths
Raphael Pannier – drums
Sarah Pedinotti – vocals (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Elijah Shiffer – alto sax
Alec Spiegelman – bari sax (1, 2, 6, 8), bass clarinet (3)

All compositions by Xander Naylor, published by Little Volcanoes Music (ASCAP)
Recorded at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY March 2-3, 2019
Engineers: Jacob Bergson and Ian Hersey
Mixing and additional tracking by Ian Hersey at Carefree Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Alex Syner
Album artwork by Michael Kerschner