Gerard Cousins’ guitar elaborations of Philip Glass’s music on #neuguitars #blog

http://www.gerardcousins.com/ https://gerardcousins.bandcamp.com/merch/cd-escape-philip-glass-gerard-cousins-us-import If I think of Philip Glass, the excess and hyper-acceleration of modern life expressed in the 1982 film Koyaanisqatsi immediately comes to mind. That film, made by Geoffrey Reggio, would like to be a critical representation of a sick society (the title means “Unbalanced life” in Hopi language) through the images of streets…

The Return of the Orderly Nordic Conspiracy by Terje Rypdal, Conspiracy, ECM, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog

http://kvalitetsartister.no/rypdal-tekro/ https://www.ecmrecords.com/shop/1590676876 “Rypdal is an innovator who is open to exploration and proves it from the start. After the rock experiences of Bleack House, thanks to the meeting with George Russell he dedicates himself more and more to contemporary music and, through the study with Finn Mortensen, to composition: it is through this path that…

Nuove idee da Wendy Eisenberg: Auto su #neuguitars #blog

https://www.wendyeisenberg.com/ https://badabingrecords.bandcamp.com/album/auto Wendy Eisenberg decisamente non cessa di stupire ed affascinare. Avevo recensito favorevolmente il suo disco in trio uscito su Tzadik, “The Machinic Unconscious” , disco di improvvisazione radicale ad alto contenuto semiotico. Ora esce questo nuovo “Auto”, disco apparentemente semplice date le sue tinte pop, ma in realtà caratterizzato da una notevole complessità….

New ideas from Wendy Eisenberg: Auto on #neuguitars #blog

https://www.wendyeisenberg.com/ https://badabingrecords.bandcamp.com/album/auto Wendy Eisenberg definitely does not cease to amaze and fascinate. I had favorably reviewed her trio album released on Tzadik, “The Machinic Unconscious”, a radical improvisation album with a high semiotic content. Now this new “Auto” has been released,, an apparently simple record given its pop hues, but really characterized by considerable complexity….

We all need a healer, “A Healing Fire” by Smaro Gregoriadou on #neuguitars #blog

We all need a healer, “A Healing Fire” by Smaro Gregoriadou on #neuguitars #blog https://www.smarogregoriadou.com/ https://delosmusic.com/recording/a-healing-fire/ https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=DE3582 “The earliest experience of art must have been that it was incantatory, magical; art was and instrument of ritual.The earliets theory of art,that of the Greek philosophers, proposed that art was mimesis, imitation of reality.”* I met Smaro…

Markus Reuter, a new concept of virtuoso on #neuguitars #blog

If someone asked me “what was Robert Fripp’s contribution to the history of music?” I would be strongly tempted to answer “his radical revision and re-evaluation of the concept of virtuoso”. To many, perhaps this will sound obvious. To others, my statement will seem perfectly trivial. I don’t think so. Robert Fripp has managed to…

Henry Kaiser and John Coltrane: how to re-read the classics on #neuguitars #blog

“It was guitarists in particular, including the leading soloists of the San Francisco music scene, who were drawn to Coltrane’s album and long improvisations.” Ashley Kahn, A Love Supreme Jorge Luis Borges teaches us that etymology is an interesting and even surprising science. The term “classic” derives from the Latin “classicus”, a first-class citizen, and…

Volume versus Masses, Masayuki Takayanagi plays “Axis/Another Revolvable Thing” (2LP Bundle/ 2CD), Blank Forms, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog

https://blankforms.org/ https://blankformseditions.bandcamp.com/ Finally! Finally another piece of the mosaic, another piece of history that finds its place. Between his emergence on the scene during the early 1950s, until his passing in 1991, Masayuki Takayanagi remained one of the great visionaries of Japanese guitar, cutting his teeth with Lennie Tristano, before turning his back on traditional…

Namatoulee. How to invent a world. Francesca Naibo’s debut on #neuguitars #blog

http://www.francescanaibo.com/discography/solo/ https://www.autrecords.com/store/francesca-naibo-namatoulee/ https://francescanaibo.bandcamp.com/ Before considering and analyzing this record, the debut work of Francesca Naibo, now a Lombard-Venetian guitarist, I think it could be interesting to repeat that every musician, perhaps every artist, starts from a sort of naively physical conception of her/his art. Sound, however intangible and invisible, is not just an expression or…

Musical fragments: Taku Sugimoto and Fabio Selvafiorita on #neuguitars #blog

The Treccani encyclopedia defines the fragment as follows: “Mutilated part of a literary work that has reached us. Following the loss of ancient codices, only fragments remain of many works of Greek and Roman antiquity. Many have been brought together in collections, including: Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker by H. Diels (1903); Die Fragmente der griechischen…

The hopes and joys of a gardener in the music of Alessandra Novaga on #neuguitars #blog

https://www.alessandranovaga.com/ https://dieschachtelrecords.bandcamp.com/album/i-should-have-been-a-gardener I think I can reasonably say I know Alessandra Novaga well enough. Enough to say that she has a complex personality and a huge artistic desire. When she chooses a project, a new project, she dedicates herself with rare passion and stubbornness: Alessandra reaches an almost theatrical intensity in reaching and identifying herself…

Micro Dave “Fuze” Fiucynski e la RareNoiseRecords, suoni e microsuoni su #neuguitars #blog

Micro Dave “Fuze” Fiucynski e la RareNoiseRecords, suoni e microsuoni https://www.rarenoiserecords.com/releases/planet-microjam/ https://www.rarenoiserecords.com/releases/flam-blam-pan-asian-microjam/ https://www.rarenoiserecords.com/releases/mikrojazz/ https://www.rarenoiserecords.com/releases/georgian-microjamz/ David Fiucynski è un genio. Punto. Basta. Semplice. Che altro c’è da aggiungere? Basterebbe questo per chiudere questo post, perché a parlare sono semplicemente i fatti. Basterebbe solo dire che il Professor “Fuze” è il leader degli Screaming Headless Torsos, insegna…

Micro Dave “Fuze” Fiucynski and RareNoiseRecords, sounds and micro-sounds on #neuguitars #blog

Micro Dave “Fuze” Fiucynski and RareNoiseRecords, sounds and micro-sounds https://www.rarenoiserecords.com/releases/planet-microjam/ https://www.rarenoiserecords.com/releases/flam-blam-pan-asian-microjam/ https://www.rarenoiserecords.com/releases/mikrojazz/ https://www.rarenoiserecords.com/releases/georgian-microjamz/ David Fiucynski is a genius. Stop. Enough said. What else could I add to this statement? Facts are simply talking by themselves. It think it would be enough to say that Professor “Fuze” is the leader of the Screaming Headless Torsos, that…

Dagger Moth plays her silk: Silk around the marrow by Dagger Moth (Sara Ardizzoni) Audioglobe, 2016 on #neuguitars #blog

Dagger Moth plays her silk: Silk around the marrow by Dagger Moth (Sara Ardizzoni) Audioglobe, 2016 https://daggermothmusic.bandcamp.com/ http://saraardizzoni.wixsite.com/dagger-moth Listening to a record is less trivial thing than it might seem. I don’t use spotify, I don’t listen to mp3 on my smartphone. I want the records, CD or LP, better the CD. And I listen…

The blues and the isolationist gospel played by Stian Westerhus on #neuguitars #blog

https://stianwesterhus.bandcamp.com/ https://houseofmythology.com/releases/view/stian-westerhus-redundance Westerhus was expected. You don’t throw a record like “Amputation”, you don’t leave such a concept in suspense without the listener expecting a raise, a new episode, a continuation or a denial. One answer, and the answer is “Redundance”, the catharsis. This record arrived the moment the world closed in Covid-19’s emotional, empathic…