When the melody goes beyond sentimentalism and becomes a positive thing: Mart Soo’s Kulg and Kulg II on #neuguitars #blog

https://martsoo.bandcamp.com/releases https://martsookulgejad.bandcamp.com/releases Carl Wilson writes in his book “Let’s Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste”: “For a century and more sentimentalism has been the capital sin of aesthetics. To say that a work of art is sentimental necessarily means to condemn it.” True. Needless to deny it. Punk and Darmstadt’s contemporary…

A double CD, two sound spaces that mirror each other. Mirrored Spaces by Daniel Lippel, New Focus Recordings, 2019 on #neuguitars #blog

https://newfocusrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/daniel-lippel-mirrored-spaces I thought I was a decent record collector. I thought I have a good discoteque by now, especially as regards contemporary guitar music, but this record made me immediately review my positions. Do you know how many double cds I have of contemporary classical guitar? Nobody. And believe me, I have a lot of…

Viaggi cosmici, venti solari, chitarre trascendenti e ricordi di John Coltrane. Solar Winds, il nuovo disco di Raoul Björkenheim, Long Song Records, 2020 su #neuguitars #blog

https://longsongrecords.bandcamp.com/album/solar-winds http://raoulbjorkenheim.com/ http://www.longsongrecords.com/ La vita , come la musica, è una cosa curiosa. Fai un incontro, te ne dimentichi. Dopo qualche anno rivedi quella persona e non te ne ricordi. Coincidenze. Casualità. Ma quando i sentieri si incrociano per una terza, quarta, quinta volta….il caso non c’entra, o era premeditato o era destino. Scegliete voi….

Cosmic journeys, solar winds, transcendent guitars and memories of John Coltrane. Solar Winds, Raoul Björkenheim’s new album on Long Song Records, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog

https://longsongrecords.bandcamp.com/album/solar-winds http://raoulbjorkenheim.com/ http://www.longsongrecords.com/ Life, like music, is a curious thing. Have a meeting, you forget it. After a few years you see that person again and you don’t remember. Coincidences. Randomness. But when the paths cross for a third, fourth, fifth time …. chance has nothing to do with it, either it was premeditated or…

Ambient 4: Isolationism. Oscure chitarre, angoscia e gelo in una musica ancora attuale su #neuguitars #blog

Nel gennaio del 1995 il critico musicale inglese Simon Reynolds pubblicò su ArtForum un articolo intitolato “ISOLATIONISM, genre survey/thinkpiece”. http://reynoldsretro.blogspot.com/2007/11/isolationism-genre-surveythinkpiece.html In questo articolo Reynolds indagava all’interno di un nuovo sotto genere musicale coniato dal critico Kevin Martin, definito come Isolazionismo. Con questo termine si cercava di dare una connotazione a una vasta rete di rifugiati…

Ambient 4: Isolationism. Dark guitars, anguish and frost in a still alive music genre on #neuguitars #blog

In January 1995 the English music critic Simon Reynolds published on ArtForum an article entitled “ISOLATIONISM, genre survey/thinkpiece”. http://reynoldsretro.blogspot.com/2007/11/isolationism-genre-surveythinkpiece.html In this article Reynolds investigated a new musical sub-genre coined by the critic Kevin Martin, defined as Isolationism. With this term they tried to give a connotation to a vast network of refugees, disenchanted by rock…

Disturbance, quotes and suspension in Tajs! by Officina F.lli Seravalle on #neuguitars #blog

http://www.lizardrecords.it/officina-f-lli-seravalle-tajs/ Seravalle Brothers’s Workshop (Officina) is a curious place. Basically it is one of those places where memories accumulate in neat piles along the walls, closer and around tools, and where they are found, reread, interrogated and re-proposed in new and curious ways. By doing this, the Workshop also fulfills another task: it not only…

Voce e chitarre, due esempi di possibile contemporaneità: Beek! di Jakapi-Praestholm-Soo e Sul Filo di Iva Bittova e Paolo Angeli su #neuguitars #blog

https://jakapi-praestholm-soo.bandcamp.com/releases https://angelimanucheproductions.bandcamp.com/album/sul-filo Cosa succede quando la voce non viene usata come una voce e la chitarra non viene usata come una chitarra? In poche parole cosa succede quando voce e chitarra non vengono utilizzate in modo idiomatico? Succede che ci si inoltra in territori sconosciuti ed eccitanti dove le combinazioni e le possibilità possono essere…

Voice and guitars, two examples of possible contemporaneity: Beek! by Jakapi-Praestholm-Soo and Sul Filo by Iva Bittova and Paolo Angeli on #neuguitars #blog

https://jakapi-praestholm-soo.bandcamp.com/releases https://angelimanucheproductions.bandcamp.com/album/sul-filo What happens when the voice is not used as a voice and the guitar is not used as a guitar? In a nutshell what happens when voice and guitar are not used idiomatically? It happens that we enter unknown and exciting territories where the combinations and possibilities can be infinite with the the…

La chitarra elettrica di Simona Armenise su #neuguitars #blog

http://newmodellabel.com/simona-armenise-feat-ares-tavolazzi-lotus-sedimentations/ https://simonaarmenise.bandcamp.com/releases Devo fare ammenda. Ricevo molti messaggi e email da chitarristi e label discografiche che mi propongono la loro musica, spesso e volentieri con un link su Spotify (che non utilizzo) o su Bandcamp o su Soundcloud. Spesso e volentieri si tratta di progetti interessanti ma mi è quasi impossibile seguirli tutti anche perché…

Simona Armenise’s electric guitar on #neuguitars #blog

http://newmodellabel.com/simona-armenise-feat-ares-tavolazzi-lotus-sedimentations/ https://simonaarmenise.bandcamp.com/releases I have to make amends. I receive many messages and emails from guitarists and record labels who offer me their music, often and willingly with a link on Spotify (which I don’t use) or on Bandcamp or on Soundcloud. Often and willingly these are interesting projects but it’is almost impossible for me to…