Lumiere (World Music Network, 2007)
The cover of the CD gives you an idea of what Bob Brozman is up to. He appears replicated numerous times, playing different instruments, forming a large orchestra of Bob Brozmans. On Lumiere, the American guitar virtuoso has taken numerous stringed instruments that belong to the guitar family and using overdubs he has created a rich tapestry of stringed music.
The musical influences of the traveling anthropologist span the globe, from Argentine tango to Caribbean Calypso, from Hawaiian slack key to Malian blues and on and on. It’s a true stringed instrument fest. "Acoustic timbres inform the music in this collection," says Brozman. "The huge dynamic range of acoustic instruments invites me to explore the deeply intimate relationship between feeling and muscle action."
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.