by Jakob Baekgaard
Nothing will come out of nothing, but maybe, if two musical friends meet in a sacred place, notes will start to sing. In the beginning, everything is just a sketch, a preparation for actual composition. The ancient flute whispers and a steel string guitar maps the railroads of faraway places. The flute becomes a trumpet and says, I know you." They have played together before, Herb Robertson and Mark Solborg. Tonight, they speak together ...read more
by Matthew Wuethrich
Peruse the links on Mark Solborg's website and you will begin to understand how the Danish guitarist finally mixes his ideas. Björk, Waits, Frith, Mingus, Bowie, György Ligeti--all have gathered into their sound scraps and fragments of different musics. It is to Solborg's credit that his music sounds nothing like any of the above artists. Maybe his graphic arts work gives him balance, and his experience crafting music for plays prevents excess.
On Smash the Tomatoes, Solborg's fifth, ...read more