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Re: OT: Who do I remind you of?



I agree with Per. Think "recommend if you like" instead of actually
"sounds like". People who like ____ might also like William Walker.
Pick some well-known names of people who use devices to craft guitar
sounds. I'd say Adrian Belew and Robert Fripp. I should be more
familiar with David Torn, but I'm not yet.

I did my own not long ago. I probably should've put Ikue Mori (the
other person who's known for using drum machine as a primary
instrument for improvised/experimental music). Instead, I put:

--Klaus Schulze - someone who does solo live performances with
electronics (synths), where he creates unusual virtual worlds.
--Oval - someone who modifies sounds beyond recognition but still
keeps it very musical
--Zoviet France - a very well-known post-industrial experimental music
group, that combines textural sounds with musicality.

All 3 are cases where someone who likes that stuff might like my
music. Right now, I'm thinking I should switch out Oval for Ikue Mori.
She's not necessarily a major influence of mine, but we're pretty
similar on a conceptual level,


On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 2:43 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
> With those three "soundalike" names CD Baby asks you for you should
> rather pick names strategically. The point is not to tell exactly who
> out there that sounds to you, the point is rather to drop names that
> resonates well with listeners that are likely to enjoy your music.
> Doesn't even have to be guitar players.
> ...
> Greetings from Sweden
>
> Per Boysen
> www.perboysen.com
> http://www.youtube.com/perboysen
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Fabio_A <eterogenus@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'd say: Torn, Lanois, Aarset
>> Wish you good luck and success for your (long waited) album !
>>
>> -f
>>
>>
>> Il giorno martedì 3 settembre 2013, William Walker ha scritto:
>>
>>> Dear list friends, I have a question I wanted to put out to any of you 
>>> who
>>> have heard me play, The reason I'm asking is I'm about to put out my 
>>> first
>>> solo music in ages and the first in a way that anyone anywhere can 
>>> access
>>> it. and I've been asked this question by CD baby who is handling my
>>> distribution,  initially,   List 3 musicians you sound the most like? 
>>> And
>>> honestly I can't  really say. I actually don't particularly care to 
>>> compare
>>> in this way, but for the sake of marketing i'm giving it a go. I would
>>> gravitate toward naming influences, particularly those who's audience I
>>> would love to cultivate. But it would be presumptuous of me to name an
>>> influence like Jeff Beck, or David Torn, or Terje Rypdal, Bill Frisell,
>>> etc..   or any of a number of guitarists, simply because I don't think 
>>> I
>>> sound like any of those guys. However, there have been enough gigs 
>>> over the
>>> years where some complete stranger comes up and says they remind me of 
>>> such
>>> and such: Adrian Belew, was the cultural reference point in a club in 
>>> Osaka
>>> for two young dudes in 1992, who were watching me play. So I'm 
>>> interested to
>>> know what you my Cyber pals have to say and I ask any of you who care 
>>> to
>>> comment, does my playing remind you of anyone?
>>> Self promotion is a Bitch!
>>> Thanks for your indulgence
>>>  Bill
>>>
>>>
>>
>



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