This film with A Guy Called Gerald has waited quietly since he was recording Silent Sound Spread Spectrum in The Big Room at Real World in 2012. For various tangled reasons it’s only recently found its slot with Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Somehow Gerald’s ‘cooking of sound’ to fill room brings to mind the Julian Temple talk I heard at xMedia Lab in Bath (it wasn’t a million miles from his TED talk ‘Ssh! Sound Health in 8 Steps’), so if you fancy more on the subject, he has an interesting take on sound.
I’ve worked on a few projects with Justin Adams, both with his JuJu hat on, and most recently photographing the recording sessions for Robert Plant‘s new album where he shares the guitar honours with Liam “Skin” Tyson. In this short film, one of a series relating to sound and music I and the team at Real World Records are creating for Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound, Justin explores the power of distortion.
Why do we love the power of distortion? Justin Adams, one of the UKs most original guitar players who has collaborated regularly with Robert Plant, Jah Wobble, Tinariwen and his JuJu partner, griot Juldeh Camara, tells the story.
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