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Slowly Dying 05:28
Soulfodder 06:02
Silence 09:52
Sin no more 05:20
Aguirre 04:28
Sorrow 05:45


Gunnar Backman // The Sin No More Series // cat.nr. brako 1228
copyright Brakophonic Records // P 2014 Brakophonic Records

By Paul Acquaro

Gunnar Backman is a guitarist from Sweden whose work has been covered here before, most recently with the group's Baptet and Headjive. Here, we find Beckman going solo with his electric fretted and non-fretted virtual guitar and looping tools, exploring sonic territory that calls to mind the pioneering SynthAxe guitar work of Allan Holdsworth.

 Sin No More is an album that tilts a little more to longer structures, and over the course of the six tracks, showcases an excellently varied improvisational set. The title track is quite interesting and fits neatly into the Crimson soundscape category, while the opening 'Aquire' offers up spiky peaks mixed with atmospheric lows. 'Sorrow' is very interesting and intriguing track, like a musical squeegee sliding across glass. 


released March 20, 2014

When I go , I hope that there will be someone to cry over me, not letting my garden unattended
and running riot under a blinding sky,
let the thunder and lightning wipe the cobweb out of my mind and dry the tears that I've forgot.
All tended with soft words in my failing minutes, as if to keep a telling silence at bay.


Prot: Let me tell you something, Mark. You humans, most of you, subscribe to this policy of an eye for an eye, a life for a life, which is known throughout the universe for its... stupidity. Even your Buddha and your Christ had quite a different vision, but nobody's paid much attention to them, not even the Buddhists or the Christians. You humans. Sometimes its hard to imagine how you've made it this far.


John Doe: Become vengeance, David. Become wrath.


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Gunnar Backman, Brakophonic , The World

producer, mastering, technician, composer, arranger, musician.

4, 6,12, 25 String Fretted and Fretless Virtual Guitar, Live Loops,
6,12,25,33 String Fretted and Fretless Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Synths, Sarod , Oud, Sitar, Banjo, Dra-Nyen , cümbüz, Pipa, Saz , Synths, Delays, Holds, Live Samples, and more.
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