The Post-Decadent Singers are a group led by Mexican guitarist Hector Javier (H.J.) Ayala. Mellow, shimmering, improvisational music. H.J. is a cut above so many other experimental musicians out there. For more on Hector’s music, consider visiting his Bandcamp site.
The Durutti Column provide a shimmering instrumental from 1980 as Father’s Day nears.
Santiago Fradejas’ album came as quite a surprise, not only to me, but to him. He’s a friend to this blog, and in my estimation, is among the most important young composers of the 21st Century, as well as being one hell of a fine guitarist. This new album came from an explosion of creativity …
A perfectly sublime work by King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp to end the Easter festivities.
If this is all Noël Akchoté has to say, I’d say it’s quite a lot. Not since Derek Bailey has anyone, at least to my ears, make skeletal sketches sound to full. This is a solo album of standards sparsely arranged and performed on electric guitar. The most touching piece, Are You Lonesome Tonight, shows …
Can you imagine this music, dexterously played post-rock with hits at groups as disparate as Helmet and the Durutti Column, was made by a teenager? If this is Spencer Bassett’s first work, then Flicker Rate is going to be someone definitely worth following.
The Fradejas family is no stranger to this blog. Both Santiago and A.M. have had releases featured here. This one is yet another feast for the ears. Santiago’s guitar compositions can be explosive at times, but this more subdued, but intense performance couples beautifully with the trumpeting of James Hill, a brand new name for …
Larry Coryell, one of the founders of fusion, passed away last week. We post this video to give a taste of what was lost by his departure. RIP.
Jurica Jelić has been featured before in this blog, and it’s a pleasure to announce that he has a new album filled with microtonal guitar compositions. Excellent headphone listening to drift off to.
John Fahey’s 1975 masterpiece Old Fashioned Love is in dire need of a remastering and re-release. It features some of his best and most innovative guitar work.