Friday, September 21, 2012
Fling Chune FRIDAY - Rain
Welp, the weekend is back one mo' gain and I couldn't be happier to see it! This week has been one of the most intense at work so the down time is definitely appreciated.
This chune reflects one of my fave genres: instrumental. What I love about original instrumentals is that you can make up your own words, based on what the song is saying to you. Or, you can just skip lyrics altogether and bask in the raw essence of the music in and of itself. Flamenco guitar lends itself especially well to imaginative listening because of it's intense, yet organic nature. This isn't classical guitar but the style is more nouveau flamenco--think, smooth jazz to classic jazz, or dancehall to reggae (proper).
This piece comes from the fantastical guitarist, Jesse Cook. His catalog of projects is expansive and displays both versatility and skill in his craft. I honestly believe that among his many albums, I could literally play "eemie-meenie-miney-moe" to pick one and be absolutely elated with ear candy. This chune could be considered one of his signature pieces, stylistically: mellow, yet intense; contemplative, but still soothing. You know what? Just listen for yourself!