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. 2 – Grisly Finds by Misha Marks, iiii Records, 2021 on #neuguitars #blog
Misha Marks grew up in the wilds of NZ’s West Coast, near Karamea. After spending formative time in Christchurch and Wellington he embarked on life as an international journeyman. From time in the U.K and Spain he was drawn to Mexico City where he has been based for the better part of the last decade. Now firmly embedded in the Mexican improvised and experimental music scenes as a guitarist, he also performs regularly on brass instruments and travels throughout the country collaborating with such leading Mexican innovators as Don Malfon, Gibrán Andrade and Carlos Alegre.
This album was recorded and produced in Mexico and sees Misha presenting his evolved language of extended techniques, sound – noise ratios and an incredible intuition for melodic and structural improvisation.
released August 10, 2021
Misha Marks – guitar/preparations
Recorded in Mexico City on October 26, 2014 and March 29, 2015 by Matt Vanek.
Artwork by Matthew Kelly