Invoking The Muse Private Sampler

by Randy Adams / Acoustic Guitar

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Invocation

Invoking The Muse is an auditory escape presented in twelve volumes of improvised acoustic guitar meditations.

The series began as a reaction to the current “American Primitive” guitar scene embodied by such artists as Glenn Jones, Daniel Bachman and Jack Rose.

Compulsion is defined as: a very strong feeling of wanting to do something repeatedly that is difficult to control.

The whole of 2016 I would sit one day a month tabula rasa. Tune my guitar to a slightly unfamiliar open tuning and meditate on sound. The first months were frustrated by the stopping for “mistakes”.
Further momentum of subsequent sessions began to propel the improvisations into more meditative states and judgement was suspended.

The result is a year long sound journal that played from end to end would fill the waking hours of a day. A year of my life’s journey through the seasons. An invocation to the spirit forces of the cosmos to embrace the transitory and the infinite.

This sampler contains one track from each moth of the "Invoking The Muse" series.

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released January 3, 2017

Randy Adams/Acoustic Guitar

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Randy Adams Gainesville, Virginia

Part erotic love song and part lullaby, as if Rumi played delta blues with wind and rain.

Randy's music offers balance and embraces the mystery with guitar improvisations and compositions that combine acoustic guitar and vocals with tracks that originated as sounds from nature. These tracks were created and transformed using a variety of processes including granular synthesis.
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