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.
Experimental Guitars of Aotearoa Vol. 1 – A Feast of Tones, iiii Records, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog
Recorded live in concert Sat 12 August 2017 at the Audio Foundation, Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa – New Zealand
Experimental Guitars of Aotearoa Vol. 1 – Greg Malcolm & Chris O’Connor – A Feast of Tones
Recorded live at the Audio Foundation in Auckland this release is the first documentation of the long standing duo of guitarist Greg Malcolm and drummer Chris O’Connor. Greg Malcolm has forged a remarkable and unique path as a solo artist and collaborator with the similarly distinctive voices of Jenny Ward, Stefan Neville, Eugene Chadbourne and Tetuzi Akiyama to name a few. Chris O’Connor has collaborated with Greg for over a decade as drummer in Surf/Klezmer/Rembetika band Surfin’ USSR, in duo format and numerous other ad hoc ensembles. Chris has performed with a vast number of artists from many disciplines including Steve Lacy, Don McGlashan, Phoenix Foundation, Trioglodyte and Nadia Reid.
released October 3, 2019
Greg Malcolm – guitars
Chris O’Connor – drums
Mixed and mastered by Jeff Henderson
Artwork by Gerard Crewdson