Monday, June 27, 2011
Several weeks of traveling ahead, so this one will have to hold you all for a while. I know, I know, you're saying "John, how are you ever going to achieve your goal of being the Guided By Voices of prepared guitar if you keep slacking off like this?" To that I say, like Regis Philbin, "I'm just one man."
Unlike Regis, this EP has a tribute to Todd Warnock, featuring the sound of pedals when no guitars are being played. I win this round, Regis.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
One of my favorite things is when you can get sounds out of a guitar that people pay huge amounts of money for pedals to do, when actually it just takes an old bolt and a generic metal slide, like on the title track of this new EP. Limitation breeds increase, I suppose.
In the same way, one of the later tracks is, admittedly, sonically very reminiscent of "Let The Power Fall"-era Frippertronics, but with just a Rat pedal and a single delay, rather than a guitar synth and a bunch of tape machines. But, guilty as charged.