#Reviews of Il Crollo della Mente Bicamerale (2006) and 8 Horror Vacui (2009) by Donatello Pisanello on #neuguitars #blog

Reviews of Il Crollo della Mente Bicamerale (2006) and 8 Horror Vacui (2009) by Donatello Pisanello https://www.donatellopisanello.com/ Donatello Pisanello shows a curious personality: arranger of traditional Salento music and soundtracks’ composer. Guitarist, or maybe I should say multi-instrumentalist, since he also plays organ, mandola, mandoloncello. A degree in philosophy in 1989 and the activity in…

#Review of Exils by Rémi Jousselme, Contrastes Records, 2016 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Exils by Rémi Jousselme, Contrastes Records, 2016 http://remijousselme.com/ https://www.cataloguecontrastesrecords.com/remi “Composition should be something that truly has being, something that should have arisen from the composer’s own turbolent interaction with reality. For the composer, reality is nothing more than sounds.” Toru Takemitsu, Confronting Silence Selected Writings pag 14 Yes, reality. For a composer, as…

Tzadik Records for #guitars on #neuguitars #blog

https://www.tzadik.com/ Tzadik Records is a record label in New York City that specializes in avant-garde and experimental music. The label was established by composer and saxophonist John Zorn in 1995. He is the executive producer of all Tzadik releases. Tzadik is a not-for-profit, cooperative record label. Tzadik has released over 400 albums by a variety of…

#Review of Suono by Tommaso Pelliccia, 2017 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Suono by Tommaso Pelliccia, 2017 Do you believe in coincidences? I don’t believe in them, but I always hope for them, because sometimes they happen and they always leave you pleasantly surprised. I have just realized that while I listen to the beautiful album “Suono” by Tommaso Pelliccia and as I write these…

#Review of Seascapes by The Gothenburg Combo, 2017 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Seascapes by The Gothenburg Combo, 2017 The Gothenburg Combo (David Hansson and Thomas Hansy) are a Swedish duo characterized by a curious passion for sound panoramas. An attention that already comes from the titles of their cds: Soundscape, released in 2007, was a record with a great focus on Steve Reich and David…

#Review of Baroque by Forestare, (2016, 2xHD) on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Baroque by Forestare, (2016, 2xHD) And Forestare became Baroque! The surprise you don’t expect. I was used to think about the Forestare as an ensemble of guitars dedicated to contemporary music, and in 2016 they realized this new album, characterized by impressive recording quality, and original and special interpretations. The album is basically…

#Review of Arauco by Forestare, (2012, ATMA Classique) on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Arauco by Forestare, (2012, ATMA Classique) After their debut in 2007, the Foresters spend five years before returning to the studio to record this new “Arauco”. If “Foresting” had been a record pointing on Reich and Brouwer’s names to introduce less famous composers, resident in Quebec, this “Arauco” is a much more articulate…

#Review of Secret History Josquin / Victoria by John Potter, ECM, 2017 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Secret History Josquin / Victoria by John Potter, ECM, 2017 https://www.ecmrecords.com/catalogue/1489400472/secret-history-josquin-victoria-john-potter I bought this record because I was very interested about listening to the three vihuelas of Ariel Abramovich (tenor and bass vihuelas), Jacob Heringman (tenor and bass vihuelas) and Lee Santana (alto and tenor vihuelas) playing togheter. Although this blog is mainly…

#Review of John Zorn’s Midsummer Moods (Gyan Riley, Julian Lage) Tzadik, 2017 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of John Zorn’s Midsummer Moods (Gyan Riley, Julian Lage) Tzadik, 2017 http://gyanriley.com/ http://www.julianlage.com/home http://www.tzadik.com/index.php?catalog=8078 There is something simply wonderful in the “pastoral” music of John Zorn. Something intimate, special, enchanting, touching and emotional. In a word: beautiful. This is not new. Zorn had already shown this musical side with his 2012 Gnostic Preludes, composing…