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Andrea Massaria: New Needs Need New Techniques

Read "New Needs Need New Techniques" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

With his debut solo recording, abstract guitarist Andrea Massaria indulges in sleight of hand framed techniques, while executing free form tonal vignettes that bridge painting with music via nine pieces that are dedicated to, and motivated by three impressionists: Rothko, Rauschenberg, and Pollock. Here, the artist's expressive nature spawns plucking and streaming layers of controlled analog noise and asymmetrical passageways featuring Francesco Forges' multitracked voice on “RA 3." In addition, Massaria's squealing, high-pitched voicings and buzzing lower-register notes form a ...


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