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.
Walk My Way – Volume Three Curated by Nick Vander, Orbit577 , 2021 on #neuguitars #blog
Walk My Way is a fervently collective project in a time of individuation, testament to both the incredible musical range of the guitar, as well as the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world. The pandemic upended the way that musicians create and perform, turning a previously collective artistic practice into an unavoidably solitary one as artists were forced into their homes for lockdowns. This compilation is born directly from the conditions of our current historical moment, emphasizing music’s potential for connectivity, arranged through remote recordings, without a prescribed structure, and capturing their most current work.
The project was defined by collectivity and connectivity, bringing together artists from different backgrounds, taking advantage of a remote gathering that may not have been possible without these circumstances. The series features 49 guitar players, with 32 different nationalities, from 6 continents, and representing every musical background, offering an impressive display of the guitar’s possibilities and the artists’ deeply imaginative instincts. They represent diverse regional styles and creative preferences, playing both traditional compositions and hugely experimental work. Tracks feature careening guitar solos and classically structured bridges, on harmonious major chord structures and textural, discordant riffs, exploring the full possibility of the guitar’s range.
releases March 6, 2021
1- Electric guitar, electronics and recording by Sergio Sorrentino on August 7, 2020
2- Eleven strings alto classical guitar (quarter tone tuned) and recording by Christian Vasseur on July 5, 2020
3- Electric guitar, electronics and recording by Charbel Haber on June 29, 2020
4- Latarra and recording by Misha Marks on March 25, 2020
5- Electric baritone guitar, electronics and recording by Henry Kaiser on July 21, 2020
6- Guitar and recording by Nick Ashwood on July 8, 2020
7- Electric guitars and analogue recording by Emil Palme & Taus Bregnhøj-Olesen on August 28, 2020
8- Saz, electric guitar and recording by Sharif Sehnaoui on September 1, 2020
9- Guitar, electronics and recording by Colin Robinson on August 14, 2020
10- Electro-acoustic Guitar, electronics and recording by Martin Huba on July 29, 2020
Orbit577 is part of 577 Records
Brooklyn, New York