Saturday, October 4, 2008

Found in The Weekend Australian Review, music

Watch an artist play in a boor-free zone

But it is fascinating to see his unique, percussive guitar style at close range. He gets a sort of kick-drum sound with his wrist on the body of the guitar, a lower sound with the inside of his forearm, a tom-tom sound from fingers tapping solidly near the sound hole and lighter percussion from the guitar's extremities. On some songs he taps the strings and on others plays the instrument solely with his left hand while belting out a solid rhythm on the body of the guitar with his right. In full flight he is like a grooving, twirling, charismatic alien.
Have a read, and then look him up on youtube. Here:

Dream Catch Me, as mentioned in the Aus article.

Here is the studio version of Dream Catch Me. (Embedding disabled.)

Bohemian Rhapsody.

Now, go a buy his Robots album. Buy songs from iTunes. He's good!

1 comment:

Minicapt said...

So much for Angus ...