An album with short, playful and accessible vignettes, made with Italian classically trained guitarist Sergio Sorrentino. Within my discography, its style is closest to 'Glisten', the album I've made with Tim Catlin, yet 'Vignettes' has a lighter touch to it.
The press release:
This is an album based on the beauty of the electric guitar sound. The pure sound of the electric guitar (mainly “clean” or sometimes get a little bit “dirty” with the fuzz pedal) evokes memories, images, emotions. The harmonics, simple chords, arpeggios, single sustained notes of Sergio Sorrentino’s guitar formed the starting point of the creation of each track. Sergio recorded ideas, sketches and improvisations, which were then further processed by Machinefabriek. Mainly using the sounds of Sergio’s guitar playing as building material, he constructed short pieces that emphasized the feel of the original recordings and fleshed these out to create a series of focussed Vignettes. This resulted a playful, melodic and highly accessible album that stands out in both artists oeuvres.
released October 14, 2013
Sergio Sorrentino: electric guitar (classical guitar on track 1)
Rutger Zuydervelt: further processing and editing
Mastered by Jos Smolders at Earlabs
Released by Frattonove
I go to sleep listening to this song, and I wake up in a beautiful dream state in the morning. It also helps me focus while I write and work. I was heartbroken when this song disappeared on Spotify, so the hunt began. I must say, this song was very difficult to find, but all the more rewarding when I found it. Jonathan Tilley