Running Point – For Guitar and AmplifierPosted: January 22, 2014
From the Toronto based nanolabel Power Moves comes a collection of impressionistic, mid-fi bedroom recordings recorded solely with the use of electric guiar and some basic effects. A compilation of brief feelings, ideas and glimpses of inspiration rather than a fully fleshed out album, For Guitar and Amplifier is the kind of recording that celebrates the ability to play an instrument and publish it free on the Internet for the sake of personal satisfaction rather than the need to be recognized and heard and pushing any boundaries in music. I could call it a poor man’s Roy Montgomery if I wanted, but this is simply a man having a ball with his guitar in the confined, intimate space of his own flat, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Pretty guitar ambience that will probably get lost in the digital crowd, but enjoy it while you’re still paying attention before switching to another YouTube/Bandcamp/SoundCloud tab on your browser.