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Acoustic Guitars

Arabesque

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  • Type CD
  • Label Stunt
  • UPC 0663993020624
  • Catalog number STUCD 2062
  • Release date 01 January 70

About the album

14 years ago, the three guitar virtuosos, Mikkel Nordsø, Christian Ratzer and Steen Kyed met to decipher the technical and musical secrets in the guitar music of John McGlaughlin, Al De Meola and Paco De Lucia. However, when it came time to record their own first album, they had already moved out from under the shadow of their inspirators. So much so, that they soon became a popular concert attraction at home as well as abroad. Their extensive tours have brought them to several European countries and Canada.

In the intervening years, they have developed an almost telepathic communication, and a musical universe drawing inspiration from many idioms, especially Spanish, Arab and Indian music, though leaving no doubt that this music is totally their own. Since the release of ”Out Of The Blue” in 1995, percussion aces Ole Theill and Klavs Nordsø have been full-fledged members of the line-up, and they have added yet a dimension to the group’s unique sound. Listen to their duet, ”Radiator”!

It has been said of Acoustic Guitars that their music appeals to most people. If this is true, it may be due to their rare ability of making extremely difficult music sound easy and enticing.

”Arabesque” is their fourth release in 14 years, but it contains all the elements that Acoustic Guitar’s large and faithful audience expects of them and more: sublime acoustic guitarplaying, ferocious, lightning runs, exiting improvisations, good tunes and intricate arrangements – a couple of the tunes just won’t let you alone.

Mikkel Nordsø says of “Arabesque”; ”It takes a long time to get those arrangements down. Some of them are really hard with weird time and whatever. But all the years together show in our way of composing and improvising. We have an almost telepathic communication, which only comes after having known eachother for a very long time.”
Old fans have a lot to look forward to; new fans can begin here. 

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    1
    5 Eiffel
     
    05:11
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    2
    Stafet
     
    04:22
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    3
    Palosanto
     
    05:15
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    4
    Straits Of Gibraltar
     
    05:11
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    5
    Guinga
     
    03:21
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    6
    Arabesque
     
    04:42
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    7
    Radiator
     
    02:37
  • 1
    8
    Through the Mist
     
    05:02
  • 1
    9
    Lines of Cause
     
    05:57
  • 1
    10
    Time Flourish
     
    06:02

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