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Mike Cooper - Blue Guitar - Idea 027 - Vinyl, LP

Mike Cooper - Blue Guitar - Idea 027 - Vinyl, LP

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IDEA 027LP
COOPER, MIKE
Blue Guitar
IDEA
LP
barcode: 769791965171
release date: 2/10/2017
Mike Cooper's Blue Guitar is a collection that first appeared on Cooper's Hipshot CDr label in 2010 in a limited edition. It is presented here on Idea Records, for the first time on vinyl. Upon its initial release Cooper wrote: "For the past couple of years I have been collating a body of text culled (mostly) from Thomas Pynchon's novels Gravity's Rainbow and V and making cut-up collage pieces in the spirit of William Burroughs, Kurt Schwitters, Tom Phillips and others. Those two particular novels interest me because they are set in the period that I was born, however no reference to that period is intended in my pieces. Hopefully a more contemporary comment was found lurking within the words, lines, pages and paragraphs. Recently my interest in playing the guitar in a more or less 'traditional' manner, but still incorporating various 'extended techniques' (as opposed to using it purely as a sound source) has been re-kindled along with a renewed interest in blues, Greek rembetika, flamenco, Portuguese fado and other traditional and improvised music around the Mediterranean which in turn brought out the singer in me again... I have lived in the Mediterranean region for 30 years and listened to its music and I wanted to make something that would hopefully have some of its spirit without making reference to any of it musically." "Things as they are / are changed upon the blue guitar" --Wallace Stevens, Man With The Blue Guitar (1937) "Sometimes when you cut into the present the future leaks out." --William Burroughs. Mastered by Rashad Becker. Cover design by Tom Recchion. Comes on 180 gram vinyl; Includes a lyrics insert; Includes a postcard insert; Linen Wrapped/Foil Stamped; Comes in an Old Style Tip-On jacket.
Track Listing:
A1. Torch Song (4:13)
A2. Tristes And Milongas (3:26)
A3. Dog Watch (5:30)
A4. In Moments Of Reverie (3:40)
A5. The Migrants Song (3:15)
B1. Inexplicable (4:19)
B2. Chinese And Italian (3:54)
B3. The Black Of Me (3:50)
B4. Black Dog (4:46)
- Mike Cooper's Blue Guitar is a collection that first appeared on Cooper's Hipshot CDr label in 2010 in a limited edition. It is presented here on Idea Records, for the first time on vinyl.
- Upon its initial release, Cooper mentions an interest in guitar playing "in a less 'traditional' manner, but still incorporating various 'extended techniques'".
- Cooper also mentions "a renewed interest in blues, Greek rembetika, flamenco, Portuguese fado and other traditional and improvised music around the Mediterranean"
- Mastered by Rashad Becker. Cover design by Tom Recchion.
- Comes on 180 gram vinyl; Includes a lyrics insert; Includes a postcard insert; Linen Wrapped/Foil Stamped; Comes in an Old Style Tip-On jacket.