Sunday, September 12, 2010
Jim Guittard - Rise (USA 2010)
JIM GUITTARD should be no stranger to you, since I already posted a couple of his albums on HLFP in May (look here).
"Rise" is his latest musical adventure and again a very fine album, 60's inspired psych-folk with some more or less political statements giving you something to think about... And of course you'll also hear those late sixties experimental BYRDS vibes again. Probably JIM's finest album - until now.
"The "Rise" album is a set of songs, that I hope, capture the times in which we live. At the heart of it all is the message to stay true and be happy amongst the chaos in the world that is often pushed at us through the propaganda lense of the media. - The songs were done in a rough do-it-yourself lo-fi Psychedelic folk-freak way because this is what I do. Some of the songs were rather improvised especially with the lyric.
"Rise Up America" was written just about the time of the G20 summit in Pittsburg in September 2009. It is meant to be a sort of wake up call for Americans and also people around the world. It has already been recorded by an artist in Italy.
The album was recorded on my 8-Track Tascam machine in Portland, Oregon, Dallas, Texas, and Sofia, Bulgaria.
Jim Guittard: Lead and background vocals, electric lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic 12-string guitar, bass, shakers, percussion, drums, keyboard, and effects.
My wife helped out on the vocal for Roller Coaster Ride."
Favourite track: Hit the Sky, Independence