#Review of “…through which the past shines…” by Nils Vigeland/Reiko Füting/Daniel Lippel/John Popham, New Focus Recording, 2018 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of “…through which the past shines…” by Nils Vigeland/Reiko Füting/Daniel Lippel/John Popham, New Focus Recording, 2018 http://www.newfocusrecordings.com/catalogue/through-which-the-past-shines-works-by-nils-vigeland-and-reiko-fueting/ http://www.nilsvigeland.com/content/biography Two Variations (1990) 01 I. Double Nils Vigeland (b. 1950) Daniel Lippel, guitar 4:10 02 “…through which the past shines…” Nils Vigeland (b. 1950) Daniel Lippel, guitar, John Popham, cello, Nils Vigeland, piano 21:27 03 wand-uhr:…

#Review of Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint by Daniel Lippel, New Focus Recordings, 2016 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint by Daniel Lippel, New Focus Recordings, 2016 http://danlippel.com/ http://www.newfocusrecordings.com/catalogue/steve-reich-electric-counterpoint-daniel-lippel-guitars/ Is there an icon for contemporary electric guitar music? I really think so. That icon is Electric Counterpoint. There are a lot of fantastic editions, including the first one, played by Pat Metheny. Over the years this has become a…

#Review of Resonance by Daniel Lippel, Focus Recording, 2004 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Resonance by Daniel Lippel, Focus Recording, 2004 https://danlippel.com/https://danlippel.com/ http://www.newfocusrecordings.com/catalogue/daniel-lippel-resonance/ Synchronisms #10 For Guitar And Electronic Sounds Mario Davidovsky (b. 1934) 01 Synchronisms #10 For Guitar And Electronic Sounds 9:42 La Folia Variants Nils Vigeland (b. 1950) 02 I. Cadenza 2:36 03 II. Sonata 5:36 04 III. Dances 7:28 05 Shard Elliott Carter (b….

#Review of Sigillum S The Irresistible Art Of Space Colonization and Its Mutation Implications, 2018

Review of Sigillum S The Irresistible Art Of Space Colonization and Its Mutation Implications http://www.eraldobernocchi.com/ https://sigillum-s.bandcamp.com/album/the-irresistible-art-of-space-colonization-and-its-mutation-implications 1. Occult Storage For Pan-Dronic Glossalia 04:04 2. Wrong Proto – Matter Gravitation 04:56 3. Genetically-Engineered Insects 06:45 4. When Comets Become Organic Households 04:36 5. Through The Endless Streams Of Satellite Euphoria 07:26 6. Immortality 04:26 7. Deep…

#Review of Secondo Solitario by Alessandro Fedrigo, nusica.org, 2018 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Secondo Solitario by Alessandro Fedrigo, nusica.org, 2018 http://www.alessandrofedrigo.com/index.html http://www.nusica.org/web/label/13-secondo-solitario/ Alessandro Fedrigo says it right. Apart from some rare exceptions the bass has almost always been used as an accompaniment, becoming the backbone of any rock and jazz group. A rhythmic and harmonic reference indispensable in their musical economy. Some rare exceptions like this…

#Review of Shapes by Karl Van Deun & Ruben Machtelinckx, El Negocito Records, 2016 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Shapes by Karl Van Deun & Ruben Machtelinckx, El Negocito Records, 2016 http://www.rubenmachtelinckx.com/shop-album9.php http://elnegocitorecords.com/releases/eNR049+.html Karl Van Deun – classical & acoustic guitar Ruben Machtelinckx – classical & acoustic guitar, banjo I do not know why but this record reminds me of another album played in duo: The Three Kingdoms by John Renbourn and Stefan Grossman….

#Review of When the shade is stretched by Ruben Machtelinckx and Frederik Leroux, Aspen Edities, 2017 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of When the shade is stretched by Ruben Machtelinckx and Frederik Leroux, Aspen Edities, 2017 http://aspenedities.com/catalogue/3 Ruben Machtelinckx: banjo, long scale banjo, guitars, vibration speaker, objects Frederik Leroux: banjo, tapedelay, voice, recorder, bird whistle, harmonium, percussion, piano and synth What would you answer me if i would ask you what does the word “banjo” suggest you? Personally…

#Review of “Nella Terra dei Frippi” by La Compagnia dei Trivelin, KutMusic, 2017 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of “Nella Terra dei Frippi” by La Compagnia dei Trivelin, KutMusic, 2017 http://www.kutmusic.com/la-compagnia-del-trivelin-nella-terra-dei-frippi.html Roberto Zorzi comes back with the company of Massimo Barbiero on drums and Boris Savoldelli on vocals, for this record ironically extolling the English guitarist, leader of King Krimson. For those who expect a tribute album, none of this. This record…

#Review of “Facanàpa & Umarells and the World Wide Crash” by Scott Amendola, Michael Manring, Roberto Zorzi, Kutmusic, 2017 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of “Facanàpa & Umarells and the World Wide Crash” by Scott Amendola, Michael Manring, Roberto Zorzi, Kutmusic, 2017 http://www.kutmusic.com/scott-amendola-michael-manring-roberto-zorzi-facanapa-umarells-and-the-world-wide-crash.html Fantastic cover for a fantastic record. A group of elders, standing on their bicycles, leaning against a wall that observe (and probably comment) with peaceful calm the colossal fire that takes place on the other…

#Review of Mono and Dialogues by Ruokangas Hako-Rita, Eclipse-Music, 2018 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Mono and Dialogues by Ruokangas Hako-Rita, Eclipse-Music, 2018 http://www.heikkiruokangas.com/en https://eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/mono-and-dialogues Young, born in 1987, the Finnish guitarist Heikki Ruokangas amazes me pleasantly with this record “Mono and Dialogues” recorded together with his friend Henrik Hako-Rita. It amazes me for several reasons: the sound, the fluidity of performance, the excellent musical ideas, expressed, with…

#Review of BETTINELLI, B .: Chamber Music – Piano Trio / Improvisation / 2 Movements (Trio Bettinelli, Perugini, Pianezzola, Custer, Dusio, Ficco), Naxos, 2018 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of BETTINELLI, B .: Chamber Music – Piano Trio / Improvisation / 2 Movements (Trio Bettinelli, Perugini, Pianezzola, Custer, Dusio, Ficco), Naxos, 2018 http://www.davideficco.com/ https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.573836 Seven years after the release of the cd “Bettinelli’s complete works for solo guitar”, the Naxos is back with this CD, an ideal follow-up to the previous one, giving…

#Review of Bruno Bettinelli Complete Works for Guitar by Davide Ficco, Naxos, 2011 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Bruno Bettinelli Complete Works for Guitar by Davide Ficco, Naxos, 2011 http://www.davideficco.com/ http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=9.70026 Unfortunately, I say unfortunately, the Italian Maestro Davide Ficco loves to take some time to think long enough between a record and the other. Never mind, each one of his recordings is always worthy of interest and attention. In 2011…

Outsiders: #review of GIULIANI, M.: Vocal and Guitar Music – Grande Ouverture / Variations on a Theme from Handel’s Harmonious Blacksmith / Cavatina (R. Bertini, Ficco), Naxos, 2018 on #neuguitars #blog

Outsiders: review of GIULIANI, M.: Vocal and Guitar Music – Grande Ouverture / Variations on a Theme from Handel’s Harmonious Blacksmith / Cavatina (R. Bertini, Ficco), Naxos, 2018 http://www.davideficco.com/ https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=TC780703 From contemporary music to romantic music. The Italian Maestro Davide Ficco returns to romantic music with this repertoire dedicated to solo works for voice and…

Outsiders: Min Xiao-Fen, With Six Composers, Avant, 1998 on #neuguitars #blog

Outsiders: Min Xiao-Fen, With Six Composers, Avant, 1998 http://www.bluepipa.org/ https://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/03/arts/music/the-musical-odyssey-of-min-xiaofen.html You can listen to it at: https://www.shazam.com/it/track/10814703/duo-ye We live in an era made of cultural intersections, pollinations and derivations. It is not surprising then the attraction exercised on Western musicians from the Far East, an attraction completely different by the perspective proposed by Edward D….