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…

#Review of Music for Flute and Guitar by Daniele Ruggieri, Alberto Mesirca, Brilliant Classic, 2018 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Music for Flute and Guitar by Daniele Ruggieri, Alberto Mesirca, Brilliant Classic, 2018 https://www.brilliantclassics.com/articles/m/music-for-flute-and-guitar/ 1 Muse of Fire for Flute and Guitar 2 Ora pro nobis for Flute and Guitar 3 Cantos desiertos for Flute and Guitar: I. Francesco en Paraiso 4 Cantos desiertos for Flute and Guitar: II. Cancion desierto 5 Cantos…

#Review of Norwegian Landscapes by Marco Cappelli Acoustic Trio, Da Vinci Classics, 2018 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Norwegian Landscapes by Marco Cappelli Acoustic Trio, Da Vinci Classics, 2018 https://marcocappelli.com/ https://davinci-edition.com/product/c00036/ 01. Harry Hole’s Mood – (05:30) 02. Norwegian Landscapes #1 – (02:49) 03. Escape to Hong Kong – (06:41) 04. Norwegian Landscapes #2 – (02:17) 05. Finding Rakel – (08:06) 06. Norwegian Landscapes #3 – (02:23) 07. Bat Hunt –…

#Review of Marco Cappelli Acoustic Trio Releases “Les Nuages En France” on Mode Records, 2011 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Marco Cappelli Acoustic Trio Releases “Les Nuages En France” on Mode Records, 2011 http://www.moderecords.com/catalog/007_avant_cappelli.html Marco Cappelli strikes again. After the exceptional EGP in 2006, released by Mode Records, Marco returns with a new project and a new album by the magical and cinematic atmosphere like a black and white film by Louis Malle….

#Review of Fractal Guitar by Stephan Thelen, MoonJune Records, 2019 on #neuguitars #blog

Fractal Guitar by Stephan Thelen, MoonJune Records, 2019 https://stephanthelen-moonjune.bandcamp.com/releases http://www.stephanthelen.com/ Track Listing: Briefing For A Descent Into Hell; Road Movie; Fractal Guitar; Radiant Day; Urban Nightscape. This album stems from the personal urgency of Stephan Thelen to return to experimentation and play with guitar effects after years spent playing with the avant prog group Sonar….

#Review of Autocracy Of Deception Vol. 1 by Santi Costanzo, Setola di Maiale, 2018 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Autocracy Of Deception Vol. 1 by Santi Costanzo, Setola di Maiale, 2018 https://santicostanzo.bandcamp.com/album/autocracy-of-deception-vol-1 https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/santicostanzo2 The Italian guitarist Santi Costanzo had already caught my attention with the excellent “Deeprint” released in 2016 for Improvvisatore Involontario. If Deeprint had been a team work, a record made through a quartet, this new “Autocracy Of Deception Vol….