Babb, Trevor / Warmth
Album: Warmth   Collection:Classical
Artist:Babb, Trevor   Added:Feb 2018
Label:Innova Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-02-23 Pull Date: 2018-04-27 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Apr 22 Mar 25 Mar 4
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 21, 2018: Music Casserole
3. Mar 03, 2018: Oh Messy Warpath
Electric Counterpoint Iii
2. Mar 22, 2018: A Night on the Roof
Electric Counterpoint Ii

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2018-02-13

Conservatory trained classical guitarist Trevor Babb picked up his old Stratocaster and laid down a fascinating mix of avant-garde performances. Each piece is multiple electric guitar tracks overlaid into intricate counterpoint and dense harmonies. I highly recommend reading the artist’s notes inside the case for additional helpful info.

All instrumental; no FCC issues.

Originally composed for Pat Metheny by famed minimal composer, Steve Reich, this three-movement work goes fast-slow-fast, like a concerto. Babb performs a live lead guitar part atop a recorded orchestral backing of 12 guitar and two bass guitar parts.
1 ** Fast. Bright, bell-like tone on distinctly heard lead guitar. Lively & energetic. (6:52)
2 ** Mid-slow. Many interweaving guitar parts. Lovely, delightful piece. (3:22)
3 * Fast. Crisp tone. Little melodic phrase goes ‘round & ‘round. Complex. (4:30)

4 Mid-slow. Dreamy, impressionist. Cross-fading many melodic & harmonic parts. (10:14)
5 ** Mid-slow. A dominant lead part, aggressively flat-picked with an amped up rock-guitar tone, hopscotches up, down, and through the chord progression. (6:52)
6 Slow. Low, buzzy notes form a bottom continuo. High-pitched overtones, added in sequence, form complex chords. Edgy, meditative. (6:49)
7 * Very slow. The strangest, most experimental piece. Four guitars are modified, de-tuned, e-bowed. Result is quite a wild ride. RIYL the truly avant-garde or Day of Noise. (7:50)
8 VERY slow. Quiet strums; long sustained tones; gradual introduction of noises. (14:20)

Track Listing
1. Electric Counterpoint I   5. Warmth
2. Electric Counterpoint Ii   6. Septet
3. Electric Counterpoint Iii   7. Grimace
4. Trail   8. Slope 2