Small Gods (Bluhammock, 2007)
Indian-American singer-songwriter Swati is a spectacular guitarist. Her latest album Small Gods focuses on her singer-songwriter side. The songs are interesting enough, but what really attracts attention is her fabulous guitar technique. Swati uses a twelve string guitar fitted with eight strings. She uses her guitar in multiple ways, ranging from percussive tapping to creating electronic effects.
Swati should consider having two parallel musical careers, as other musicians have. As a guitarist she is extraordinarily innovative and creative and deserves more attention.
Buy Small Gods.
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.