Schizoïd Bass: Free Juke Box
In a world where most upright bassists prefer not to use even the tiniest amount of amplification, the contrebasse of Vincent Guerin comes across as something of a monstrosity. Much like how Dr. Bruce Banner got subjected to gamma rays,Vincent Guerin, like a mad scientist, subjects his bass to a huge variety of electronic devices, creating something extraordinarily powerful, decidedly different, and seldom heard by mere men.
There are differences between Dr. Banner and Vincent Guerin though: where it took Dr. Banner quite a few years to learn how to control the beast he accidentaly created, and before he learnt how to shift shapes through will and with maintained intelligence, Guerin is in control all the time. And also, the creation of his Schizoïd Bass can hardly be considered an accident to begin with. Rather, it's quite a successful experiment, which shows that the upright bass has a wider range than most people may give it credit for. In Vincent Guerin's hands, it has a monstrous voice, and it sometimes strikes the listener with a brute low end force as it roars, screams, loops, and pounds its way through the tracks on Free Juke Box. Yet, this monster has a broader emotional range than its muscular stature may lead one to believe at a first glance. It can and does whisper gently, and sometimes it even caresses the listener lovingly. The "Schizoïd Bass" may be a monster, but it's a monster with a big, percussively pounding heartbeat - loud as a jackhammer, yet gentle as a breeze.
Free Juke Box
Free Juke Box by Schizoïd Bass is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) License.