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.
New Ice Age by Jim McAuley & PM, Bandcamp, 2021 on #neuguitars #blog
This is the fruit of a musical conversation between two improvisors, made over two days at the now-defunct Media Club independent studios in Los Angeles, circa 1996. These were all first takes, and there are no overdubs. The original tapes were stored for more than two decades before being discovered and remixed in 2020. This is the document of an extended musical conversation, frozen in time.
released April 6, 2021
Jim McAuley: 6- and 12-string guitars, kora, bamboozle (a custom 1-stringed instrument similar to the Brazilian berimbau)
PM: String bass, fretted and fretless electric basses, electronic effects