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Re: Phil Keaggy article and looping album
>A visitor to the Looper's Delight web site pointed out a new article
>on Phil Keaggy in Guitar Player:
>He talks about his looping, as well as his new album "Roundabout"
>which is all looping. Has anybody heard that one? What do you think?
>There are some clips on his web site:
I've only heard the clips, but didn't think this made it as an
essential looping album.
Every track, and there are many, seems to be made in exactly the same
way, layering up a backing and then soloing over it, and being made
the same way they can hardly help but tend towards a similarity of
musical impression. Not that the individual tracks aren't good in
isolation, but to compile them all together like that just creates
pleasant aural wallpaper.
If Phil Keaggy is famous enough to bring looping more public
recognition (I wouldn't know, I only heard of him here at LD) then
this album might create a useful reference point for some of us to
explain our music.
(doesn't anyone else have an opinion?)