Three Free Radicals: avangarde ambient music, Scott L. Miller & Mart Soo on #neuguitars #blog

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1zuab9OQ7LvbCmsUPtE97T http://www.scottlmiller.net/index.php/bio/ https://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mart_Soo Apparently free radicals are not quiet entities. In chemistry, a free radical is defined as a very reactive molecular entity with a very short average life, consisting of an atom or a molecule formed by several atoms, which presents an unpaired electron: this electron makes the radical extremely reactive, able to bind…

Carlos Alomar’s guitar, Dream Generator on #neuguitars #blog

There are musicians who, throughout their lives, seem to work in the shadows. Talented. Determined. Never in sight. Never in the role of leader. The perfect followers. Carlo Alomar is one of these precious people. His name is closely associated with David Bowie, for whom he has long and always worked profitably, playing not only…

Godspeed You! Black Emperor on #neuguitars #blog

http://cstrecords.com/artist/godspeed-you-black-emperor/ https://godspeedyoublackemperor.bandcamp.com/ I don’t want to use terms like “band” or “ensemble” to find a definition for Godspeed You! Black Emperor. I’m not even looking for a convenient definition. Their predisposition to go against all the logics present in the music scene, their way of presenting themselves with emails that looks like manifestos, their manifold…

The unconscious machine and Wendy Eisenberg’s semiotic guitar on #neuguitars #blog

https://www.wendyeisenberg.com/ http://www.tzadik.com/index.php?catalog=4027http://www.tzadik.com/index.php?catalog=4027 I met Wendy Eisenberg through one of the causally fortuitous combinations that take place on internet: a video of the youtuber Don Mount, a passionate who with almost fetishist patience built an impressive archive of concert videos held by the characters that crowd the New York underground scene. Don Mount is a crucial…

Captive, The Edge’s experimental side on #neuguitars #blog

David Howell Evans. In art, and for everyone, simply The Edge. No, we’re not talking about U2. It wouldn’t be worth it. They have had their day and rightly so, they continue to give us some decidedly trivial songs, dull photocopies of an exceptional creative period, but I grant it to them in virtue of…

Why is “Tor & Vale” by Mark Wingfield and Gary Husband (MoonJune Records 2019) labeled as “progressive” music? #neuguitars #blog

https://markwingfield-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/tor-vale-hd I admit I’m not a lover of musical generalizations, genres and easy labels. I also admit that I don’t like Genesis and instead I declare myself a Crimson King’s fan. What I don’t admit and I don’t understand, I don’t understand why in some reviews I have read about this record, the term “progressive”…

Zero23 and Ranter’s Groove, or the politics of absence, the guitar in the absence, on Kaczynski Editions on #neuguitars #blog

Zero23 and Ranter’s Groove, or the politics of absence, the guitar in the absence, on Kaczynski Editions https://kaczynskieditions.weebly.com/ https://kaczynskieditions.bandcamp.com/ Kaczynski Editions is an independent Italian record company, located in Tuscan, which started quite recently with the production of clearly experimental and avant-garde music. Zero23 and Ranter’s Groove are two of the musical realities it is…

Complexity and depth in Joe Morris’s music, Macrocom and Ultra on #neuguitars #blog

Joe Morris’s photo @ Scott Friedlander https://joemorrisritiglacialeratic.bandcamp.com/album/macrocosm https://sluchaj.bandcamp.com/album/joe-morris-ultra Susan Sontag represents an almost enigmatic figure for me. Essayist, writer, director, political activist, the Sontag represents an inexhaustible source of contrasting ideas and points of view on today’s world. Her ideas have the merit of being interesting and current even if Sontag died in 2004 and…

Is voice & guitar duo the “new black”? “Between Us All, New American Art Songs For Voice & Guitar” The Bowers Fader Duo, 2019 New Focus Recordings on #neuguitars #blog

http://www.newfocusrecordings.com/catalogue/the-bowers-fader-duo-between-us-all/ The new album “Between Us All New American Art Songs For Voice & Guitar” by The Bowers Fader Duo suggests some interesting aesthetic questions. This record, made in 2019 by New Focus Recordings, is based on a nearly nineteenth-century-romantic formula: the duo for classical guitar and voice, in this case the guitarist Oren fader…

Post modernism in Set7 by Maurizio Pisati, Kairos, 2018 on #neuguitars #blog

Post modernism in Set7 by Maurizio Pisati, Kairos, 2018 https://www.kairos-music.com/cds/0015052kai http://www.mauriziopisati.com/ https://www.rubenmattiasantorsa.com/ The music of Maurizo Pisati has a substantial defect, it’s not sufficiently recorded and fixed on records. A defect common to many other good contemporary composers, a defect which in the case of Pisati translates into a sort of “delay in the signal”…

#Review of “Libere Disserzioni Del Poeta Robert Zimmerman” by !YEL (Filippo Ferazzoli and Giovanni Mancini) on #neuguitars #blog

“Don’t mix the sacred with the profane”: “Libere Disserzioni Del Poeta Robert Zimmerman” https://yelmusic.bandcamp.com/releases This old popular saying says a lot about going to tease the sacred lights. You also know the saints can get angry, if the saint in question is Bob Dylan then things can get really complicated. Robert Zimmerman is one of…

#Review of After Silence, Vol.1 by Jose Dias, Clean Feed, 2019 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of After Silence, Vol.1 by Jose Dias, Clean Feed, 2019 https://www.josediasmusic.com/ https://cleanfeed-records.com/product/after-silence-vol-1/ “Rarely such organic kind of music is also so elegant, showing us that the sound of electricity can express a classical feeling of Beauty.”-Clean Feed Listening to this excellent work by the Portuguese guitar player Jose Dias brought me back several years…

Fennesz: PLAYS and Agora, more than twenty years of experimental music on #neuguitars #blog

Fennesz: PLAYS and Agora, more than twenty years of experimental music http://www.fennesz.com/ https://fenneszreleases.bandcamp.com/track/umbrella https://touch33.net/catalogue/to115-fennesz-agora.html The new record release, new after a prolonged silence of almost 5 years from the previous cd “Bécs”, made in 2014, by Austrian guitarist Christian Fennesz aroused in me the desire to make a sort of time travel, returning to those…