These eight solo electric guitar performances (some including live-looping) crisscross contemporary classical, modal jazz, and progressive rock spheres with intelligence, verve, and adventurousness. The Swiss guitarist’s crisply distorted and subtly processed tones perfectly match the sophisticated and highly engaging compositions, several of which are based on Olivier Messiaen’s symmetric modes. A book of transcriptions is also available.
(Barry Cleveland, Guitar Player Magazine, Jaunary 2013)
released 30 November 2012
Philipp Zuercher: Electric Guitar, Echoplex Digital Pro
All compositions by Philipp Zuercher
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Cover Art by Max Peintner © 1978:
"Irritation und Sehstörung durch seitlich einfallendes Licht"
oil crayon 62.5 x 88 cm
courtesy of Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna
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