Maurizio Grandinetti is tirelessly exploring the possibilities of the acoustic and semiacoustic guitar, and «will fearlessly employ any technique, any instrument, to manifest the necessary sounds», as Elliott Sharp describes Maurizio Grandinetti’s openness to a wide range of tonalities and techniques. His activities are not limited to one genre or formation, but range from solo recitals, chamber and contemporary music to improvisation. Electrically amplified, and accompanying himself on electronic instruments, he breaks through the limitations of the instrument.
Seek brings together the composers with whom Maurizio Grandinetti has collaborated in recent years. Composers who wish to explore the electric guitar more deeply, and who already bring along profound knowledge of the instrument, either by virtue of being guitarists themselves, as is the case with Elliott Sharp and Domenico Calliri, or because they already were familiar with electric guitars and electronics through their previous work.
Upon Maurizio Grandinetti‘s suggestion, seven pieces were created, and recorded under the supervision of composer and sound technician Alex Buess. The pieces were all recorded live in the studio, with no overdubs added to the tracks.
Tracks 1 - 3 are featured on the vinyl
Tracks 4 - 6 come as bonus downloads
released December 9, 2016