Guitarist Denis Taaffe releases 300th album!!
Bloomington, in based guitarist completes & releases 300th album in his Modern rock guitar series of albums
Denis uses electric guitar and guitar loops done on the fly and bass emulations on guitar to create what he calls "new age rock guitar instrumentals that focus on moods and atmospheres"
Surprisingly, all of Denis's album tracks are improvised on the spot and performed and recorded live in the studio by himself with no additional overdubs.
Since his debut in 1999, Denis has followed up with a flurry of albums in his modern rock guitar series. In 2006, he completed and released 76 albums in one year.Denis mentions that Albums 1-200 are rock based and that 200-300 are more new age based and mixes of the two styles.
Denis explains, "well, as I got older my musical taste had changed.I had been playing a new guitar amp that was quite smooth and crystal clean sounding. That had a lot to do with my style changing. To me,While the rock style is fun to play, My new style is much more musical.As I grow older, I am blessed that my new music style suits a more mature player & listener.
Denis adds "I really like my new style, that for me, I can listen to endlessly, wether it be driving or as I drift to sleep. Its very much like film music and it keeps evolving with new musical ideas and improvised explorations.It is very much free of any music industry input or having to show off how fast I can play a guitar solo,etc..At my age, I just dont care about fame, fortune, popularity,showing off or gaining or losing fans or cultivating my fan base lol which is really great,as it frees me up to really to create music I like because I like it and it does chalenge me musicaly.Its music for the sake of music as an art form
When asked why release so many albums, Denis explained 'Well, each album explores different themes and because they are improvised on the spot, its always exciting to see what direction they go in musically.I like to listen to them,so I create new content to listen to.Also, each album improves on the last hopefully as far as sounds,sound quality and musical ideas in the hopes of capturing those magical moments where everything comes together and each album explores different musical ideas'
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At this rate, Denis may become one of the most prolific musicians ever. His albums are not about album sales, popularity charts, radio air play;it really is about the music itself in its pure form.
Any fan of instrumental music or guitar and I would add film music would be advised to take a listen to Denis's albums.You wont be disappointed.
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