Covid is not slowing down the deluge of modern guitar releases. Today is one of the days Bandcamp gives all of the money to the artists so if you like any of these grab it now.
Great new releases keep on coming and there are also some older ones that fell through the cracks here,
Record Picks is a periodic offering from Guitar Moderne: a listing of recordings brought to my attention that I feel are momentous enough to bring to yours. These are not reviews. Feel free to submit recordings, but they must be purchasable worldwide, reflective of modern guitar (again subjective, but no blues, classic rock, be-bop, country, etc.), and on a par with the ones below to rate a mention. Many of these are available from DMG in NYC. If you have sent me a recording, feel free to remind me.
Stian Westerhus Amputation [House of Mythology] Amputation is as epic as one would expect from this master of modern guitar tones. Look for an interview soon.
Brooklyn-based Marco Oppedisano’s compositions largely rely on processed and unprocessed samples of electric guitar, and the occasional sampled vocals of his wife, Kimberly Fiedelman. These complex, highly textured works are not meant to be performed live, though Oppedisano has been known to play out with backing tracks or in improvisatory solo and duo situations. His meticulously edited work can be enjoyed on his records, celebrating the myriad, evocative tonal possibilities contained in this instrument we love.
Oppedisano has been included in a book of guitarists released in 2008: State of the Axe: Guitar Masters in Photographs and Words by Ralph Gibson, and was part of The $100 Guitar Project.