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I NEVER META GUITAR TOO (solo guitars for the XXI Century)

Posted: December 2, 2012

 

Ben Tyree featured on Clean Feed Records’ guitar compilation
I Never Meta Guitar Too produced by Elliott Sharp

 This is the second volume of “I Never Meta Guitar”, an ongoing compilation dedicated to the guitar, in its various possibilities and persuasions.  It’s organized by one of the masters of this instrument, Elliott Sharp, and that says much about the content.  All the pieces included are originals, and all of them were recorded by guitarists, among the «celebrated» and the «unsung», as Sharp puts himself, who have something special to say. Ava Mendoza, Ben Tyree, On Ka’a Davis, Shouwang Zhang, Joel Harrison, Yasuhiro Usui, Steve Cardenas, Marco Cappelli, Alan Licht, David Grubbs, Han Tammen, Zach Layton, Thomas Maos, Zachary Pruitt, Richard Carrick, and Manuel Mota are now the chosen ones.  The result is like a tapestry of the best and most advanced guitar music being played today, be it acoustic, electro-acoustic, electric or entering the electronic field. You’ll finally understand how tendencies in procedures and aesthetics are being organized and you’ll find out some tracks enlightening as to what the future can be.  A document you can’t ignore and one to be savored.