5 Jul 2022

Italy

Near to be a masterpiece! -Clavinet1

Recorded in 1983 by self-taught guitarist Stefano Delù. The release is on the legendary L'Orchestra label from Milan, a gathering of radical and avant-garde improvisers who cut diagonally into pan-Mediterranean multicultural folklore, and includes improvisational experiments using a custom guitar of his own design with strings that extend past the bridge to the end pins, in addition to the standard guitar. The result is a series of evocative nail-plucked improvisations that are punctuated by the diffuse reflections of resonant sounds like shimmering glasswork. The commentary also pays tribute to Hans Reichel, who has been engaged in similar experiments since the 1970s. The sleeve design is also superbly beautiful. For those who are looking for something that will last a lifetime. Highly recommended!

Italian
STEFANO DELU'

INTROVABILE LP anno 1983 "Chitarre solo"

VERAMENTE di IMPOSSIBILE REPERIBILITA'

''In questo disco viene usata una nuova tecnica di esecuzione basata sull'utilizzo di una serie di capotasti posti sulla cassa armonica della chitarra (pezzi N°4,5 con acustica 6 corde, N°2 con chitarra tenore nordamericana 4 corde).
Le corde allungate oltre il ponte permettono con l'elettrificazione di far risaltare armonici e risonanze contemporaneamente al suono reale (pezzi N°1-3-7).
I pezzi N°6 (elettrica 6 corde) e N°8 (acustica 6 corde) sono eseguiti con strumenti comuni.
Non sono state effettuate sovraincisioni.
Questo lavoro non sarebbe stato possibile senza l'esempio di Hans Reichel che per primo ha introdotto le tecniche citate.''

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
''In this disc a new playing technique is used based on the use of a series of capoes placed on the guitar's soundbox (pieces No. 4.5 with 6-string acoustic, No. 2 with 4-string North American tenor guitar).
Strings stretched beyond the bridge allow with electrification to bring out harmonics and resonances simultaneously with the actual sound (pieces No. 1-3-7).
Pieces No. 6 (electric 6-string) and No. 8 (acoustic 6-string) are performed with common instruments.
No overdubs were made.
This work would not have been possible without the example of Hans Reichel who first introduced the mentioned techniques.''

Stefano Delù – Chitarre Solo

Label: L'Orchestra – MILP 70004
Series: Musica Italiana
Format: CD, Vinyl, LP
Country: Italy
Released: 1983 / 2014
Genre: Jazz
Style: Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation

1. Aelfraed 3:32
2. Lao-Tzu & Harry Haller 7:25
3. Ealafrith 8:02
4. Rosso Profondo 4:22
5. Viaggio Di Un Bhikku Con Un Bagaglio Di Pane E Ideali 7:21
6. Bijou 1:28
7. Guarda Dritto E Vai Avanti! 2:40
8. Buonanotte 0:43

Credits
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Stefano Delù
Sound Engineer - Giorgio Albani
Mixer - Gianni Prudente
Graphics - Mario Cominotti
Cover Photo - Luca Chessa