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.
CHORD IV by Doctor Nerve, BandCamp, 2021 on #neuguitars #blog
CHORD IV | CHORD | Doctor Nerve (bandcamp.com)
Fourth release by CHORD. Heavy, deep listening electric guitar music seething with boiling metal feedback and distortion.
CHORD IV takes another leap forward for the band. Listening through from beginning to end immerses the listener in a profound sonic journey that begins with the wrenching agonies of “half life” and leaves us with the ecstatic and dark ascension of “rise”.
CHORD uses amp distortion, feedback, tone shaping, and musical artifacts to craft a viscous universe of ecstatic, immersive textures that reward careful, detail-rich listening.
“CHORD is pure, genre-less guitar excess for the lover of electrically amplified vibrations. It’s pure noise, but also form, movement, (d)evolution, and warmth… no sterile technical indulgence this; CHORD is excess done with love. To the sound…” – Dave Foxall, A Jazz Noise
“…a brutal cascade of sonic artifacts that immerse the listener in a beautiful sea of noisy guitar textures dripping down the walls… slow moving ambient slabs of free-metal.” – Peter Thelen, Exposé
Get physical CD at www.punosmusic.com/chord/
released August 6, 2021
Nick Didkovsky – electric guitar
Tom Marsan – electric guitar
All tracks performed live and in real-time with no overdubs.