Today we have a guest recommendation from Nathaniel Naddaff-Hafrey, the erstwhile publisher of Trillium, whom you can follow on Twitter. Good morning. Today we’re listening to the legendary Yugoslavian guitarist Branko Mataja. Mataja, who died in 2000 after a life involving forced migration and a stint as a slave laborer in an Axis work camp, was self-taught and largely unknown until posthumous discovery.
Familiar sounds presented in an unfamiliar setting and texture. Fascinating textures, and at least for me, hard to tell the intentional from the artefactual. I have not heard guitar sound quite like this.