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Matteo Liberatore: Solos

Read "Solos" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Matteo Liberatore presents, with Solos, an unorthodox exploration of the acoustic guitar. He brings to his artistry preparation modes that include alligator clips, metal springs, bass bow and a kick drum beater (and the bet here is a bunch more), constructing soundscapes architectures that are bold, metallic, industrial and almost always un-guitar-like. In the way of John Cage-like prepared piano, the experience of prepared guitar creates unique sounds. There is a starkness to the sound, a purity that ...