Anders Nilsson is a guitarist and composer of astonishing skill and range. Whether composing intricate and beautiful pieces for his own guitars; writing and playing jazz with such artists as Fay Victor, Paquito d’Rivera, and Jason Kao Hwang; playing psych-rock with The Why; or writing for string quartet, film, or theater, his distinctive voice shines through.
Äventyr by Anders Nilsson, Zoar Records, 2022 on #neuguitars #blog
Guitar duets composed and performed by Anders Nilsson on electric and acoustic guitars. Guise Guys has added overdubs.
Artist’s statement: “This is an album of music for two guitars. I’ve had a new desire for writing and recording pieces that transgress what I can do as a single guitarist, imagining it played as 4-handed piano music, or on kora, or by a string quartet. Composing these pieces started at the beginning of the pandemic, both in NYC and at a farm on the countryside. I envisioned the music taking on an expansive sound world of tones and ideas and at the point of recording it I found it suitable to play all the parts myself as opposed to inviting a second player (though that may happen live). The final touches on the sound came together with Elliott Sharp’s wonderful engineering and understanding, creating a cinematic view of the sound. I hope the listener will have his or her own Äventyr (adventure) with it. -Anders Nilsson
Äventyr will be available late Spring 2022 in a limited edition 12″ LP pressed on 180 g vinyl
Anders Nilsson’s Äventyr, a recording of recently-composed guitar duets (in this case performed by two Anders), is a patiently unfolding wonderland of guitar possibilities.
released February 4, 2022
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Elliott Sharp at Studio zOaR – NYC
©️ Hesagun/ASCAP, STIM/NCB 2022
Thanks to Earth, family, friends, the listener. Special thanks to E#.