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Sir Richard Bishop! Seit 25 Jahren Gitarrist der Sun City Girls, Amerikas bedeutendster, kontroversester und radikalster Avantgardisten, kommt eine musikalische Legende endlich nach Düsseldorf. Richard gilt als musikalischer Querdenker, Philosoph und virtuoser Gitarrero, dessen Stil geprägt ist von spanisch/arabischen Einflüssen und seinen Studien in Indien. Gerne zum Übervater der Acid-Folk Bewegung apostrophiert, zeigt Bishop ganz eigene Einsichten : „I don’t know much about folk, but a lot about freak.“ Experimental Freak Out ! an den Pforten der Wahrnehmung!
“Sir Richard Bishop was a founding member (along with brother Alan) of ethnic-improv pioneers and DIY tricksters Sun City Girls, who during their 26-year reign had over 50 full length albums, plus over 20 one-hour cassettes and a dozen 7” records. That being said, Richard has spent more than a quarter century perplexing, amazing, and alienating audiences exactly as planned. In early 2005, Richard (as Sir Richard Bishop) began extensive touring as a solo artist, performing throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States. Though known mostly for his acoustic playing, he has recently been performing with electric guitars in a solo setting. Bishop’s guitar explorations often reflect the shadow worlds of India, North Africa and the Middle East, and other points along the Gypsy trail, though many strange and experimental forms have crept into the live shows as of late. One can usually recognize the influences of Omar Khorshid, Django Reinhardt, Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar in his playing, though he has fused these and many other influential elements into his own unique style. Bishop was also a co-founder of the Sublime Frequencies label, whose mission is dedicated to acquiring and releasing obscure sights and sounds from Africa, India, S.E. Asia and beyond, began in 2003 and currently has over 65 releases to its credit.”
Das sagt die New York Times:
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