“Lupra” – Steve Tibbetts (Man About A Horse)
Ya know, I might even dig Yanni if he added tablas to his music.
Ok, that’s going too far. But one of the most interesting elements of this recording is the cool interplay between the percussion and Steve Tibbetts’ guitar. Tibbetts as a guitar player is pretty tough to categorize. He likes to take samples and guitar music…and toss ‘em in a blender. What comes out is pretty much unlike anything you’ve heard before. I heard an interview with him once where he described his approach to music and how he enjoys tweeking sound samples until the original source is mostly “gone”. That’s what’s fun about his music. All these fresh sounds wrapping themselves around & between the acoustic and electric guitars.
Let me use a high falutin’ music critic adjective here: eclectic.
(First posted on Mark Is Cranky)