TUE, AUG 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM


Alan Sparhawk from Low has a solo guitar record entitled, appropriately enough, Solo Guitar, coming out on Silber Records this August.

Here’s some info on the record from the folks at Silber:
“The entire album was recorded live using guitar loops & reverb allowing a greater immediacy & improvisation to the guitar work than a more orchestrated approach would allow. Without the constraints of working with any sounds not at the control of his hands or feet, Sparhawk is able to push his guitar to fill the entire audio spectrum. The songs begin with single notes that often build up to be larger than an orchestra playing Ligeti. The disc shows both sides of guitar drone, the aggression of playing a guitar by beating it with a fist & the inherent peacefulness in a heavily reverbed slow crescendo.”

We’ve heard it and it does.

Here’s where you can download and presumably listen to a track from the album: “How the Weather Comes Over the Central Hillside”

More here.

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson