It has been 5 years since my last official release, Mechanical Uprising.
So, what have I been doing the last 5 years? Besides working on this new release, I made a few contributions to some top-notch electric guitar driven compilations (Axe – Various Artists, $100 Guitar Project – Various Artists ), recently finished a commission for the NYC Guitar Orchestra and participated in various other musical activities. And although I didn’t perform live much, I played and taught a lot. All that while being a Dad to a 5 year old girl which is its own wonderful and challenging thing.
The initial plan was to release a full-length album of new music using the same instrumentation throughout: electric guitar, electric bass, virtual instruments (piano), percussion samples and voice samples (once again, courtesy of my wife, Kim) but while working on the album, I reached a point where I felt I had said enough. A short piece which I originally composed for the album didn’t make the cut, so it was left off. (The piece can be heard online: Yawp). Call me old-fashioned, but I still believe in the album concept and this EP is the most consistent compared to my other releases. Why include more music for the sake of it?
This EP also has the least amount of guitar than any of my other albums, even though I still play lots of guitar and have thought about doing a solo guitar album for years now. Talk about a complicated relationship..
Ultimately it doesn’t matter how much guitar is in my music as the music itself matters the most. Truth.
So, I bring you, Resolute. Hope you like it.
Special thanks to Bruce Hamilton of Spectropol Records for his ongoing interest in my music and for including this release on his label.
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