Adrian Legg’s New Album Is "Slow"

by John Garratt

18 January 2011


British guitarist Adrian Legg released his last album Inheritance in the fall of 2004. It was a lovely mash-up of ambient blues, shuffles, jigs and waltzes treated with ornamental guitar effects thereby stretching the bounds of what it means to enjoy an instrumental solo guitar album.

Then for a while, that was it. Legg continued to tour but updates that divulged a possible follow-up album were few and far between. Leggheads everywhere can rest easy now for Adrian has finally unleashed Slow Guitar, a self-released affair featuring 13 tracks. All of them appear to be rerecorded versions of songs from Legg’s back catalog (though I must be missing the album that originally contained “Karen”). And seeing as how Adrian Legg’s effects pedal board had been growing over the years, jiggering his sound beyond the confines of a simple electric-acoustic guitar, these reinterpretations stand to go a long way. I myself look forward to hearing another rendition of the note-perfect piece “Mrs. Jack’s Last Stand”.

Here he shares the process of laying out the artwork with his Facebook friends.

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