‘Speed Up’ is a perfect example of the genius we are rapidly coming to identify with guitar god Arqum Iqbal – audit his skill by ear and you’ll quickly appreciate how challenging it would be to actually jam with the man.
Of all things strummed, winded or struck, it is the string instruments (particularly unfretted variants like the violin) that most closely rival the subtlety of the human voice, perhaps due to the fluidity with which they can traverse the minute intervals between notes on a scale. Yet this capacity for gradiential expression is only occasionally utilized to its full extent – especially on the electric guitar – due to the technical skill required to string-bend the diatonic interstices to an unbroken result. Arqum Iqbal exploits this expressive feature of his tool-in-trade to produce virtuoso axe anthems that leave listeners spellbound by the sheer velocity of his style and the almost vocal flow of his melodic inventions.
It Is What It Is
With our latest release “It Is What It Is" we had creative genius “Indie Islands" creative a great tibute to all the “Freaks" in Venice Beach.
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