I was contacted by Florent Paris who sent a picture of his pedalboard and asked about reviewing the two-song EP of his music project Hors Sujet (loosely translates as “off topic”). We don’t usually review recordings here, but his ambient combo of loveliness and drama was intriguing enough to instigate an interview.
Ryan Fiegl is not into heavy self-promotion, but he did send in a picture of his rig. With a little detective work, I discovered he is in Denver Colorado, and does both epic, ambient solo looping and interesting improv with a trio. You can garner some more info at his website, and from his description of his rig.
The new features are coming fast these days at Guitar Moderne. This one will be Reader’s Rig, where readers are encouraged to submit clear pictures of their setups along with a description of the signal path and how they use it. Links to video and sound clips will move the submission to the top of the queue.
For the first installment we present Percy Adler, a Canadian metalworker who makes beautiful atmospheric music and whose toolbox based rig neatly ties his two worlds together.
While wandering Summer NAMM 2013 I heard some delightful noises coming from one of the many booths featuring effects pedals. The industrial-chic stompboxes by the folks in the Fairfield Circuitry booth stood in stark contrast to the wealth of candy colored, hand-painted pedals in other booths, while shunning any thoughts of clone-dom. Based in Hull, Québec, the company hawks their wares on a website as spare and beautiful as their pedals. I asked them if they would be kind enough to send a couple of effects for review and they generously provided two unique sounding boxes: Four Eyes Crossover Fuzz and The Unpleasant Surprise Experimental Fuzzgate.