Saturday, 11 April 2015
A discovery of the mighty osurec again: British Iguazu from 1984
A fantastic latin-tinged advanced fusion record from the UK (and not Brazil as one would expect), this is the mastermind of a guitarist called Dominic Miller. One can see from the photo that it's the same individual, and note the mention of 'his work with Sting' on discogs.
It is absolutely tragic that this gorgeous record is thus forgotten, not even known among the collectors. Check out his playing on this track:
I think you'll agree, not just the inventive composition, but the delicatesse of the acoustically played intro and subsequently the general progression, the buildup and momentum he creates through a six minute long song (particularly with that almost-exclaimed repeat bass pattern of F-C-G) really testify to his artistic genius.