Thursday, September 29, 2011

Scott Fernandez - I Speak London Very Best...

I Speak London Very Best... by Scott Fernandez

Here's the deal.  What you're listening to is 4.26 minutes of pure unadulterated artistry on a 4 string bass.  That's right.  There are only 4 strings that he used to do this.  I am now in utter awe of his talent.  I don't know many musicians that can do the things that Scott does with his bass.  This song to me is very appealing right now because it's very frenetic.  The layering he's done and the overlapping of  the 2 almost separate tracks gives this piece a very schizophrenic feeling.  It's moody and a little bit manic in places.  The song has a point of view and it makes damn sure you know about it.  It's a bit all over the place but it takes talent to do that and mean for it to happen.  I don't want to attempt to sound all educated about technique and style but I know that this man has skill to do what he does.  It's got a car chase feeling to it, like from a Guy Richie film.  It's action oriented and even has a Spanish influence like our hero has been driving across Europe and now things are winding down in the streets of London.

Give it a listen and actually listen to it.  Don't just hear it but listen for the subtle nuances that Scott has layered into it.