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Smith, Gary / Various Artists

Smith, Gary / Various Artists: SuperTexture (sijis records)
Label: sijis records    
Released in: Great Britain    

With a background in both pop playing and classical composition, Gary Smith has released close to twenty albums and worked with such luminaries as Shoji Hano, Bill Fay, Rhys Chatham, John Stevens, Hugh Hopper and aufgehoben no process. His guitar playing is consistently building up a formidable vocabulary of technique. Without the use of effects pedals, overdubs or 'studio trickery' Smith's current performances are a revelation of gestural manipulation. The guitar is palmed, stroked, and smothered in search of new sounds. Smith's playing is a looping, graceful expression of energy, ideas and sheer joy. His solo recordings touch many spheres of reference: laptop's fascination with glitch music but from a live perspective; the muffled and trapped strings echo prepared piano as rough pressured rhythms are layered over wandering multiple glissandi. In this exciting project Siji presents a double cd release featuring a series of Gary Smith's incendiary solo recordings coupled with treatments, interpretations and re-imaginings."-Siji

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Product Information:

Label: sijis records
Catalog ID: sijicd14
Squidco Product Code: 9642

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack Double CD

Gary Smith-solo guitar (disc 1)

Bill Fay

Steve Roden

Elliott Sharp

David Tibet

Paulo Raposo

Bernhard Günter

Tom Wallace

Zoltan Kodaly School for Girls

Peter Rehberg

Tianna Kennedy

Charles Hayward

BJ Nilsen


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Track Listing:

Disc 1:

13 Solo Guitar Improvisations

Disc 2:

Bill Fay - Pear Tree Tomorrow

Steve Roden - This Gray M

Elliott Sharp - T And G

David Tibet - Black Ships Kill Into View

Paulo Raposo - Handful of Sand

Bernhard Gčnter - Hyper Garden

Tom Wallace - Acquired Waste

Zoltan Kodaly School For Girls - Londoni Hataridos Burgonyatozsde

Peter Rehberg - Gsrx 05

Tianna Kennedy - J Train

Charles Hayward - Unravel

BJNilsen - Apple Thief

Aufgehoben - Process / Recess