Hans Reichel

Death of the Rare Bird Ymir

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The extraordinary free improvisation guitarist mixes experimental techniques and prepared guitar with the virtuosity of classical and flamenco, resulting in an entirely personal sound that touches of Balinese music and classical on this '70s recording for FMP. Hans Reichel's recordings solo and with Tom Cora are highly recommended to fans of the outward bound guitar experiments of Derek Bailey and Fred Frith, though the prolific guitarist offers more in terms of virtuoso invention than any of his peers. Come to think of it, any Yngwee Malmstein fan would probably be left gasping after hearing the techniques Hans Reichel deploys on the opening track. The peculiar sounds are achieved not only by great musicianship but via the extraordinary instrument adaptations that the guitarist designed and built himself.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 20:45
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