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 Post subject: Re: New CD - Fantastic Guitars
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:43 pm 
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And I'm not surprised that 'Ghosts Behind Glass' has proved challenging. It's the most deliberately experimental/avant-garde track on the album in some ways...one for outer limits listeners (and 'Wire' magazine readers.)


Hmmm, I was surprised that there weren't more tracks like "Ghosts Behind Glass". That was pretty much what I was expecting...


Well, we could easily have done a totally abstract, avant type of album, but there's more to both of us than that and I think we wanted to have some fun with it rather than get too 'furrowed brow' and 'out there.' It's an album of joy and friendship. However, if we do get to record together again, we may well decide to really confuse everyone! :wink: :lol:


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And I'm not surprised that 'Ghosts Behind Glass' has proved challenging. It's the most deliberately experimental/avant-garde track on the album in some ways...one for outer limits listeners (and 'Wire' magazine readers.)


Hmmm, I was surprised that there weren't more tracks like "Ghosts Behind Glass". That was pretty much what I was expecting...


Well, we could easily have done a totally abstract, avant type of album, but there's more to both of us than that and I think we wanted to have some fun with it rather than get too 'furrowed brow' and 'out there.' It's an album of joy and friendship. However, if we do get to record together again, we may well decide to really confuse everyone! :wink: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: New CD - Fantastic Guitars
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:48 pm 
I'm finding the album perfectly cogent - nothing weird or abstract there at all really. From what I was reading here I was expecting Stockhausen meets Pere Ubu in a cauldron stirred by The Residents, but no - some lovely instrumentals and great playing.

Nice one Bill and Reeves! I look forward to part two should there be one.


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I'm finding the album perfectly cogent - nothing weird or abstract there at all really. From what I was reading here I was expecting Stockhausen meets Pere Ubu in a cauldron stirred by The Residents, but no - some lovely instrumentals and great playing.

Nice one Bill and Reeves! I look forward to part two should there be one.


Right . I don't see 'it' (music in general) being about overcoming challenges so much as it is simply about alignment, for me . Alignment and a certain kind of 'energetic' (emotional,viscereal, spiritual aspects , all rolled into something more) compatability. It's isn't hard to 'understand' Fantastic Guitars ; it isn't some foreign language or
obscure scientific minutae I don't have the knowledge base to comprehend ; it's sounds, timbres, rhythms, twangulation extrapolations . Some of it annoys me, some of it intrigues me, some of it sends me into cosmic spasms of glee. It's all good ... great, in fact . It just doesn't all work for me the way I need music to . Much of it does though :D

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 Post subject: Re: New CD - Fantastic Guitars
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Ordered this now . I see this is a limited edition of 500 copies so hopefully I won't miss out.
Trying to work through the releases I don't yet have . Still have some way to go , but the journey is amazing .Please keep them coming!


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Ordered this now . I see this is a limited edition of 500 copies so hopefully I won't miss out.


I don't think that this particular cd is limited to 500 physical copies, it just says "limited" and nobody's said exactly how many are being pressed.


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Right off the bat, the tracks that grabbed me were:
04. A Brilliant Night For Rain
05. Ghosts Behind Glass
09. Santos
10. Radio Andalusia

I'm sure this will change, but those jumped out at me immediately.

Two words I would use to describe the entire cd are: playful and insistent. 8) :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: New CD - Fantastic Guitars
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I'm not happy with the album.

It's too short.

With a musicianship that incredible, with songs that complex and interesting, with those guitar lines that blend like Nelson and Gabrels were born to play together, anything less than a double album is just not enough. :evil:

There. I made my complaint. :wink:

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I'm not happy with the album.

It's too short.

With a musicianship that incredible, with songs that complex and interesting, with those guitar lines that blend like Nelson and Gabrels were born to play together, anything less than a double album is just not enough. :evil:

There. I made my complaint. :wink:


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