- Nov. 7, 2012 - ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Colborn Is Also Donating From Sales at His Website
November 7th, 2012, Rockford, Illinois – Rockford, Illinois based musician Clark Colborn has donated his song “Bittersweet”
to the album There Is Hope: Disaster Relief
. A digital album that currently features 30 songs (more are being added), the set benefits Music For Relief, a charity set up specifically to render aid to the those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The song comes from Colborn’s first album, Clark Plays Guitar
. That disc was actually released under the moniker, “Clark Plays Guitar” rather than Clark Colborn, but since it’s the same artist, the song is now credited to “Clark Colborn.” In addition, Colborn has set all the music at his site at sale pricing with a “pay-what-
you-will” model at his online store (clarkplaysguitar.com/
the-store) with 100 percent of profit going to relief efforts.
Michael Molenda, Editor in Chief, Guitar Player Magazine had this to say about that debut album: “Clark Colborn’s fat and massively effected tone comes on like Godzilla, and it shifts between slinky, silky, scary, spiky, and searing. ...his brilliantly schizoid technical/primitive approach to the guitar is pretty exciting. In short, he rocks.” At wormwoodchronicles.com, Dr. Abner Mality said of his most recent disc: “Clark Colborn plays guitar. That simple statement sums up a lot. In fact, Clark doesn't merely play guitar, he attacks it, he soothes it, he coaxes all manner of sounds from it. The guy is a guitar virtuoso, but much more tasteful than a mere ‘shredder’
who makes the instrument beg for mercy with endless neoclassical arpeggio blasts and brutal polyrhythms.”
Before signing on to do PR work for Colborn’s latest release, I reviewed his first album. In that review I said, “Honestly, if this were the 1970s his name would be getting tossed around with such heavy weights as Randy Rhodes, Eddie Van Halen and Jimmy Page - he's that good.” I also said of “Bittersweet,”
This one comes in anthemic and feeling appropriately ‘bittersweet.’
Extremely evocative and powerful, this is a standout on the disc... This never warders far from its origins, instead progressing itself by intensifying and reworking the melody lines in dramatic fashion… I love this cut.” I stand by my words to this day.
For more information on the Music For Relief project go to musicforrelief.org. To buy the benefit album go to thereishoperecords.com/
relief-usa. For more information about Clark Colborn check out his sites Clarkplaysguitar.com and
ClarkColborn. Colborn’s Krypton Group has a Youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/KryptonGroup
. Clark Colborn’s music is available at his online store (http://www.clarkplaysguitar.com/the-store/
), CD Baby and other online retailers.