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Yasmin Williams // Urban Driftwood CD

Yasmin Williams // Urban Driftwood CD

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Yasmin Williams, a plucked guitarist from Virginia, USA,January 2021This album was released on the feminist label Spinster in the same country.

Contains 10 beautiful open-tuned acoustic guitar instrumental post-rock songs.

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Text via Pitchfork:

"Yasmin Williams has described her approach to acoustic guitar as a kind of creative problem-solving. Drawn to the instrument after mastering Guitar Hero 2, she dreamed of tapping along the fretboard like rock virtuosos before her. Unable to replicate their style, she laid The guitar on her lap, tuned the strings in harmony with each other, and played it like a keyboard. Drawing from a love of hip-hop, she sought an underlying rhythm throughout her wordless, melodic compositions. Without an accompanist, she attached a kalimba—a type of thumb piano—at the bottom of her instrument, plucking it with her right hand while her left navigated the strings.

Williams' inventive style, which has also involved wearing tap shoes and taking a cello bow to her instrument, has made her stand out in the field of solo guitarists. not only a skilled technician but also an instinctive songwriter, penning memorable compositions that, even at their most open-ended, proceed in a loose verse-chorus structure. Her smooth and immersive playing belies the complexity below the surface. allows her to, say, cover a Swae Lee and Post Malone song, and have it sound as natural and spellbinding as her own work." 

artist: artist: Yasmin Williams

label: Spinster

Yasmin Williams, a plucked guitarist from Virginia, USA,January 2021This album was released on the feminist label Spinster in the same country.

Contains 10 beautiful open-tuned acoustic guitar instrumental post-rock songs.

-----------------------------------------

Text via Pitchfork:

"Yasmin Williams has described her approach to acoustic guitar as a kind of creative problem-solving. Drawn to the instrument after mastering Guitar Hero 2, she dreamed of tapping along the fretboard like rock virtuosos before her. Unable to replicate their style, she laid The guitar on her lap, tuned the strings in harmony with each other, and played it like a keyboard. Drawing from a love of hip-hop, she sought an underlying rhythm throughout her wordless, melodic compositions. Without an accompanist, she attached a kalimba—a type of thumb piano—at the bottom of her instrument, plucking it with her right hand while her left navigated the strings.

Williams' inventive style, which has also involved wearing tap shoes and taking a cello bow to her instrument, has made her stand out in the field of solo guitarists. not only a skilled technician but also an instinctive songwriter, penning memorable compositions that, even at their most open-ended, proceed in a loose verse-chorus structure. Her smooth and immersive playing belies the complexity below the surface. allows her to, say, cover a Swae Lee and Post Malone song, and have it sound as natural and spellbinding as her own work." 

artist: artist: Yasmin Williams

label: Spinster