Monday, July 30, 2012

more sketches

Main music of the week: the two albums the Headhunters recorded in the 1970s without Herbie Hancock, Survival Of The Fittest and Straight From The Gate. Unavoidable if you want your head blown off by free improvisation while grooving on funky beats... On a funky mood, I also listened (and danced) to songs of Prince's Prince logo.svg album - I had forgotten how much I loved Prince back in the 20th century...

Won't be building anything and still not posting much in the coming weeks, for I'm busy with several projects until fall - some of them I will talk about here very soon I hope...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Plankaster demo

Yes I know, I posted this video of David B. demoing his plankaster on Guitarz a couple of days ago, but it's worth being watched again, isn't it? I had very little time to test the guitar before sending it away and I did it on my Roland Microcube on the distortion channel - not the best way to hear its soul. Here I find that the alu cover on a chamber generates a quasi resonator sound, that makes this guitar a real blues machine, exactly what David needs for his Beefheart-esque band the Dirty Primitives!

Monday, July 16, 2012

more sketches

I've decided to cheer up my guitar sketches posts with a few lines about music - more exactly about the music I listen to while drawing. Most of the time I listen to many kinds of music on the radio or social networks, so I will focus on albums that made it through, or musics that are new to me.

So on my album list are newly acquired Lou Reed's Berlin and The DronesWait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By (about which I will write on my upcoming CDs non-review post). Also Gong's Shamal, an album I faithfully listen to since its release in 1975 (I didn't buy it then - I was too young -, but it was at home I don't know why, and I've been a Gong fan ever since, even in my gloomiest batcave teenage time), and that I used to motivate myself to get out of bed and proceed with daily life though it happened on unusually early hours.

My favorite band of the week is Black Angels that I just discovered thanks to Fuzz Box Girl's mix-tape, and of which I looked at all the live videos I could find on YouTube - I'm jealous of these guys, truly! And I thought I discovered something great when I heard this song of the Killers with Lou Reed, Tranquilize, then I heard other songs and without Lou Reed's presence, it's quite shallow, in spite of their singer's talent...

gUitarREN's facebook

gUitarREN on Facebook