Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Steve Hillage: announces “Searching For The Spark” is a 22-disc box set celebrating the work of award-winning guitarist




London, UK - “Searching For The Spark” is a 22-disc box set celebrating the work of award-winning guitarist, Steve Hillage.

Since he began playing guitar in the early 1960s, through his time with Gong and beyond as a solo artist and one half of System 7, Steve Hillage has embodied what it means to be a truly progressive musician.

One of the most respected and beloved players arising from the Canterbury Scene, “Searching For The Spark” shines a spotlight on his solo work, chronicling his very first recording in 1969 through to 1991's self-titled debut with System 7.

In addition to gathering his eight solo albums, “Searching For The Spark” also houses seven albums of live material and no less than four discs of demos and archive recordings, many previously unreleased, direct from Steve's own personal collection.

Brimming with rare photos, press clippings, reviews and commentary from Hillage himself, the box set includes a lavish, hardback 188 page book documenting Steve’s life and times written, with Steve's full co-operation, by acknowledged Gong expert, Jonny Greene.

Musical Highlights from “Searching For The Spark” include:

* Over 40 minutes of previously unavailable material from 1972's Khan mkII line-up.

* Numerous rarities from Hillage's archive of demo recordings ranging from pre-“Fish Rising” through to post- “For To Next”.

* Unfinished tracks from the '80s and numerous demos leading up to System 7 also shed new light on Hillage's pioneering work as a composer and ambient musician.

“Searching For The Spark” is an ambitious, immensely detailed retrospective.

For existing fans, it offers unprecedented access to the guitarist's archives. For the new generations coming to Hillage through his ongoing work with System 7, it provides everything needed to explore Steve's unique musical universe. For old and new admirers alike, everything from his formative years to his mature work as an unflinchingly forward-looking musician is gathered together in one truly encyclopaedic collection.

“Searching For The Spark” is nothing less than the definitive statement upon an impressively rich and diverse career.

The set includes:

• Arzachel.

• Khan's Space Shanty, 1972.

• All eight of Hillage's classic Virgin Records solo albums – Fish Rising, L, Motivation Radio, Green, Open (and Studio Herald), Rainbow Dome Music, Open, For To Next (and its companion And Not Or) – plus bonus tracks.

• System 7 (first album).

• Live in Deeply Vale, 1978.

• Two BBC performances from The Paris Theatre recorded in December 1976 and November 1979.

• Eight CDs featuring recordings taken from Steve's personal archive, including four superb concert performances (Brighton Dome November 1977, Munich April 1979, Hammersmith Odeon November 1979, The Steve Hillage Band Live At The Gong Family Unconvention 2006) and four discs (Sparks Volumes 1-4) packed with previously unheard and unreleased tracks, demos and alternate takes.

Accompanying the recordings is a magnificent 188 page 32,000 word coffee table book. Written and assembled by Steve Hillage and Gong family expert Jonny Greene, the book contains hundreds of rare and previously unseen photographs and cuttings.

In addition there are three reproduction promo posters, two lyric booklets, a high quality enamel badge, a 60 page scrap book containing more photographs and cuttings, and a certificate of authenticity signed by Steve Hillage and his creative partner Miquette Giraudy.

Please note that this superb Steve Hillage package is strictly limited to 2500 copies globally!

To pre-order “Searching For The Spark”: http://www.madfishmusic.com/artists/steve-hillage

Steve Hillage media source page: http://www.madfishmusic.com/media/steve-hillage

Steve Hillage official website: www.stevehillage.com

For more information: www.madfishmusic.com

Press inquiries (North America): Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com
Searching for the Spark 1969 -1991 is a limited edition 22 CD deluxe box set containing all the work guitar great and electronic music innovator Steve Hillage recorded from his studio debut (1969's Arzachel) to the first System 7 album in 1991.

The set includes:

* Arzachel.

* Khan's Space Shanty, 1972.

* All eight of Hillage's classic Virgin Records solo albums - Fish Rising, L, Motivation Radio, Green, Open (and Studio Herald), Rainbow Dome Music, Open, For To Next (and its companion And Not Or) - plus bonus tracks.

* System 7 (first album).

* Live in Deeply Vale, 1978.

* Two BBC performances from The Paris Theatre recorded in December 1976 and November 1979.

* Eight CDs featuring recordings taken from Steve's personal archive, including four superb concert performances (Brighton Dome November 1977, Munich April 1979, Hammersmith Odeon November 1979, The Steve Hillage Band Live At The Gong Family Unconvention 2006) and four discs (Sparks Volumes 1-4) packed with previously unheard and unreleased tracks, demos and alternate takes.

Accompanying the recordings is a magnificent 188 page 32,000 word coffee table book. Written and assembled by Steve Hillage and Gong family expert Jonny Greene, the book contains hundreds of rare and previously unseen photographs and cuttings.

In addition there are three reproduction promo posters, two lyric booklets, a high quality enamel badge, a 60 page scrap book containing more photographs and cuttings, and a certificate of authenticity signed by Steve Hillage and his creative partner Miquette Giraudy.

Please note that this superb Steve Hillage package is strictly limited to 2500 copies globally.

Pre-order for 21st October release

Steve Hillage - Box Set Sampler run through

Waqas Ahmed: Frog Leap Studios Chapman Entry



Hey everyone, This is my entry for this competition. Hope you all enjoy it and good luck to everybody :) The equipment i used for this video is my ibanez rg 7421 7 string. I used a behringer v amp 2 for all the recording. I used Audacity to record my entry. If you like my work, Please subscribe to my channel. There are some covers on my channel and in future there will be a lot more videos. Thank you.

Waqas Ahmed: Frog Leap Studios Chapman Entry

Nili Brosh: two East Coast clinics for early November!



Nili Brosh

I'd like to announce two East Coast clinics for early November! Nov. 1st at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Nov. 3rd at Guitar Center in Manhattan, NY! Hope to see you all there!

Kiko Loureiro: Megadeth - VIP Packages for our U.S.



Kiko Loureiro
VIP Packages for our U.S.
Meet and Greet , guitar lesson, Ibanez guitars.. Only great stuff!
Here is the link to all packages
megadeth.tunestub.com

Vinnie Moore: latest European tour dates - More coming soon.



Vinnie Moore

Here are the latest dates. More coming soon.

Sept 30 - Teatro Caruso - Papozze (Italy)
Oct 01 -- Il Peocio - Trofarello (Italy)
Oct 02 -- Druso _ Bergamo (Italy)
Oct 06 -- Bluesiana - Velden (Austria)
Oct 08 -- Kino regis - Bochnia (Poland)
Oct 09 -- Bergkeller - Reichenbach (Germany)
Oct 10 -- Reigen - Vienna (Austria)

Hanako Fujiwara: Octaviagrace - white graffiti - excellent solo by Hanako




待望の1stフルアルバム『Outward Resonance』からMUSIC VIDEOが完成。

これまでの集大成ともいえるバラエティ豊かなアルバムから、さらなる広がりを聴かせてくれる1曲。
テクニカルかつメランコリック。心地よいメロディーの世界へようこそ。

Octaviagrace / white graffiti (Official Music Video)
Directed by 小嶋貴之

Official WEB http://www.octaviagrace.net/

LIVE info
10.01 吉祥寺Crescendo
Amiliyah ・ BabyDollSymphony ・ Octaviagrace Halloween coupling Tour 『TRIP or TRIAD!!』

10.15 心斎橋 paradigm
Amiliyah ・ BabyDollSymphony ・ Octaviagrace Halloween coupling Tour 『TRIP or TRIAD!!』

10.16 今池CLUB 3STAR &SECOND VISION
Amiliyah ・ BabyDollSymphony ・ Octaviagrace Halloween coupling Tour 『TRIP or TRIAD!!』

11.26 吉祥寺Crescendo
『 Octaviagrace 2nd one man live "OutwardResonance" 』


2016.10.12 on sale
Octaviagrace 1st Full Album
『Outward Resonance』
01. Seal memory
02. Mr.vivid painter
03. white graffiti
04. Cope of midnight
05. リベリオン
06. 俄雨
07. Naked bird
08. Spiritual dance
09. starlit ending
10. Emerging oath
11. Dramatic Quiet (Resonance Ver.)

FRTR-1001 FORES TRAX
¥2,500(税抜)
Jacket Illustration by VOFAN

Octaviagrace - white graffiti (Official Music Video)


Octaviagrace 【アザーブルー 】MV

Ryo Fujii: Kiesel Guitar Solo Contest - #kieselsolocontest - Suhr is some tasty soloing



Ryo Fujii: Kiesel Guitar Solo Contest - #kieselsolocontest - Suhr is some tasty soloing

Kiesel Guitar Solo Contest - Ryo Fujii #kieselsolocontest

Anusorn Jeekeeree: Kiesel Guitar Contest - #kieselsolocontest - another thriller!



Anusorn Jeekeeree: Kiesel Guitar Contest - #kieselsolocontest - another thriller!

Kiesel Guitar Contest - TUY ANUSORN #kieselsolocontest

Paul Gilbert: Free form soloing To Be With You (MR. BIG / SOLO)



Paul Gilbert solando a música To Be With You da banda MR. BIG. Se inscreva no canal, deixe seu like e compartilhe esta relíquia de vídeo com seus amigos. Acesse www.guitarshred.com.br

Paul Gilbert - To Be With You (MR. BIG / SOLO)

Nikolay Sokolov: Nizhny Novgorod Russia - Ibanez Flying Fingers 2016



After writing solo, last time, I was driving home on the columns, and in general all the videos recently made ​​a solo there. Following the acquisition of studio monitors and decided to try to rewrite peresvesti this track. Added reverb and delay is sensitive, so I actually advised a subscriber, thank you! and indeed, the sound became more juicy ... For those who want to listen to the previous version of the recording here is the link: https://youtu.be/Ex59KbEisgg but it is better not to listen)) there are many means, there is no delay. and very much sticks out in

Ibanez Flying Fingers 2016 Nikolay Sokolov Nizhny Novgorod Russia

Tymon Kruidenier: crappy webcam footage, but you get the idea :)



Tymon Kruidenier: crappy webcam footage, but you get the idea :)

Tymon practicing guitar - crappy webcam footage

Jose Macario: Thrilling thumb technique - Strandberg Guitar Competition 2016



Jose Macario: Thrilling thumb technique - Strandberg Guitar Competition 2016

Strandberg Guitar Competition 2016 Jose Macario

Hideaki Yamakado: Tasty Tapping Etude Strandberg contest 2016



This is my entry for "Strandberg Guitar Competition 2016"
Hope you like it!
Vote page(voting opens on the 30th September.);https://strandbergguitars.com/strandb...

Gear:Ex-pro Cable(FA series 3.0 L/S),Truth Guitar(Truth TEA-002 Custom),SIT Strings(S1046 LIGHT / 010P-013P-017P-026PW-036PW-046PW,Fortunato silver accessories rings,Recorded&filmed by Zoom Q2,Positive Grid Bias FX,GRUV GEAR FretWraps.

#Strandbergcontest2016

FaceBook:https://www.facebook.com/Hideaki0412

Twitter:https://twitter.com/HideakiYamakado

Strandberg contest 2016 - Hideaki Yamakado

Tomo Fujita: Beyond minor penta phrase demo for my Berklee students



Playing rhythmic, melodic phrase over C#-7 funky groove.
I played some ideas besides minor penta tonic.
Hope you get some hints. Thanks for watching!

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Beyond minor penta phrase demo for my Berklee students -Tomo Fujita

Tomáš Raclavský: Modern Day Babylon - Hesu Bastard is just 20W all tube amp, 2 channels, Fx loop, and it sounds so sick.



Here is my demo for this little guitar stack !

Hesu Bastard is just 20W all tube amp, 2 channels, Fx loop, and it sounds so sick. In combination with the new Hesu Modern cab with their new HESU DEMON SPEAKERS sounds so modern, punchy and the articulation/clarity/dynamic is what u need for all modern sounds.

In this demo i use my Skervesen 4TR (signature prototype V1) with tuning (high to low) eb bb gb db ab eb ab eb. The mic is AKG c414b-uls

The tuning is really low but i wanted to try how far can I go. So as u can hear the low tuning wans't problem for this stack.


Check out the HESU AMPS here:
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Skervesen guitars
skervesen.eu

MDB STORE: http://store.moderndaybabylon.net/

Modern Day Babylon - HESU BASTARD AMP/ 1x12 Modern cab DEMO

Tom Geldschläger: Fountainhead - Video Game Tapping Guitar



Tom Geldschläger, AKA Fountainhead gives a lesson on a very advanced technique that he's dubbed "Video Game Tapping". More of Tom at: https://www.youtube.com/user/Fountain...
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FOUNTAINHEAD - Video Game Tapping Guitar Lesson | GEAR GODS

Francesco Congia: Through Her Eyes - Instrumental Version



Francesco Congia: Through Her Eyes - Instrumental Version

Fabrizio Leo: Vivaldi Metal Project exclusive full guitar solos preview!




Fabrizio Leo: Vivaldi Metal Project exclusive full guitar solos preview!

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FABRIZIO 'Bicio' LEO: exclusive full guitar solos preview!

Fran Alonso: Kemper Morphing + Suhr Classic T Custom - Clean Demo



Demo del Kemper y la función Morphing. Utilizo mi guitarra Suhr Classic T Custom.

Kemper Morphing + Suhr Classic T Custom - Clean Demo

Darek Wawrzyniak: Taurus Stomp Head 2.CL :: Demo, Soundcheck (Strat crunch & clean)



http://www.facebook.com/DariusWave
"In mix" demo of Taurus Stomp-Head 2.CL Classic - guitar amplifier in a stomp cover. Backing guitars recorded with the same eq settings as solo guitar. It's not visible in the video but rear presence switch was in the middle position and rear 6dB gain boost was turned off.
Gear used in this demo:
1. SX SST57 guitar with Seymour Duncan STK-S4 & JB Junior pickups
2. Taurus Stomp-Head 2.CL Amplifier
3. DL David Laboga 1x12" Deluxe cabinet with Celestion Rockdriver Junior speaker
4. Shure SM57 dynamic microphone
5. Presonus Inspire 1394 audio interface

Taurus Stomp Head 2.CL :: Demo, Soundcheck (Strat crunch & clean)

Kelly Simonz: The End Of The Beginning~Allegro Maestoso from 超絶ギターセミナー



Than Kelly Simonz transcendence guitar seminar which was held in September 18, Shimamura instrument Niigata billboard Place store.

Transcendence guitar seminar has been held across the country. On top of the check the events page, please carry your Come feet when I came in near you!

Shimamura instrument × Kerry Simon "transcendence Guitar Seminar" http: //www.shimamura.co.jp/promotion / ...

The End Of The Beginning~Allegro Maestoso from 超絶ギターセミナー