The cassettes’ return: Shimmering Behavior of IN/ELEKTRA, Industrial Coast, 2019 on #neuguitars #blog #girlspower

https://www.inelektramusic.com https://industrialcoast.bigcartel.com/product/in-elektra-shimmering-behaviour https://inelektra.bandcamp.com/releases Play.Stop. Fast-forward. Pause. Rewind. Forgotten gestures. I haven’t bought a cassete in over thirty years. And to listen to it I had to resurrect my dear old vintage Sony Walkman, yes, the Victorian forerunner of the ipods, a technology made in the ’80s that by now might sound nice to steampunk lovers….

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 #girlspower

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…