“Dios aborrece una singularidad desnuda” FSS (Berlin) 05 May 08


Miguel Prado

“Dios aborrece una singularidad desnuda”

Second solo release by the galician guitarist Miguel Prado (Volonté,
Taumaturgia label). It requires confidence and a special sensibility to
be able to combine the kind of radical guitar playing influenced by
Derek Bayley & Bruce Russell with digital manipulation without falling
into some cheesy dsp processing. By pushing lo-fi aesthetics and raw
energy to the ultimate consequences,
Miguel Prado achieves a truly original voice with such a historically
loaded instrument. Always remaining human and tactile, Miguel destroys
clichés from either improv or noise rock. “Dios aborrece una
singularidad desnuda “ is the non-idiomatic, unacademic most, forceful
side of improvisation. The dialectics between specificity and
abstraction makes this new work of Miguel Prado an extremely focus
example of how to use perversity with digital means.

Slide guitar recording with Ardour by Roberto Mallo,
edited with Audacity under Debian.

cover image: DeMoulin Bros. & Co. catalog titled “Burlesque and Side Degree Specialties, Paraphernalia and Costumes.”