VIDEO: Up-and-coming solo artist Gabe Lopez plays his original composition at Animals As Leaders Camp, January, 2013. S2 guitar prototype.
The first thing I want you to realize as you watch the video is there are no effects used. No delay pedal. S2 prototype guitar is plugged direct into Daniel Klein's elegantly simple Port City Pearl prototype guitar amp. The most basic signal chain possible.
What you are hearing is simply playing technique.
For most of this year I resisted publishing this video, because of my shaky camera work and poor recording technique. Quite literally it was my first time using a new camera, and the mic settings were screwed. But I've come to realize the gorgeousness of this music, the importance of this momentary snapshot in a young artist's developing career, transcends presentation quality.
The point of music is not to refine until computerperfectclicktrackquantize is achieved. We are organic creatures with responsive heart rates, rhythms, continuously responding to our feelings, our emotions. Music is feeling. Often the struggle, the...work...of grasping toward something new is the poetry. I find this auditory vignette to be such a beautiful glimpse of angelic clockwork.
Thought it might be time to introduce you to Gabe Lopez. Gabe is currently recording his debut solo album. Can't wait to hear his fully realized vision.
PHOTO: Symbiotic pair. Photo by CB4TOS.