CD Review: Big Sir "Digital Gardens" - BassPlayer.com

CD Review: Big Sir "Digital Gardens"

On Digital Gardens, Juan Alderete continues to push the boundaries of conventional bass playing with his mind-bending, effects-laden 4-string explorations.
Author:
Publish date:

On Digital Gardens, Juan Alderete continues to push the boundaries of conventional bass playing with his mind-bending, effects-laden 4-string explorations. Digital Gardens consists mostly of cuts from Big Sir’s 2012 Before Gardens After Gardens flipped into a digital hardcore format—Alderete’s distorted bass is the music’s driving force here, adding a layer of punk-rock abrasiveness to Big Sir’s already hypnotic sound.

Related

CD Review: Ziggy Marley "Fly Rasta"

Even with four bassists in effect—including session aces Abraham Laboriel, Dave Wilder, Guy Erez, and longtime touring vet Pablo Stennett—and influences as farflung as rock, jazz, and R&B, Ziggy Marley’s fifth solo outing flows with remarkable continuity.

CD Review: Hiromi "Alive"

Having made three recordings and played countless concerts with Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips, gifted piano goddess Hiromi set out to capture the super-trio’s live spontaneity and vivacity on her latest studio effort.

CD Review: Grinder Blues

After 30 years of blazing a pioneering trail through progressive rock and metal, Dug Pinnick brings his distorted bass grooves and soulful vocals into the realm of the blues.

CD Review: Roto's Magic Act "Into the Unknown"

On his second album, multi-instrumentalist James “Roto” Rotondi enlists the skills of a handful bassists, including up-and-coming session dude Mike Chiavaro, Joan Osborne bass man Richard Hammond, and New Bohemians/Critters Buggin vet Brad Houser, who bring strong lines and thick tone to Roto’s power-pop meets alt-country sound.