ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY( Music Group)
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Biography ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY
Guitarist Nick Webb (genus. in 1954 in Manchester) as their main influences was John Martin and Pentangle. In the early 80's, he recorded one album with Simon James. Another guitarist Greg Carmichael (born. in 1953 in London) studied classical guitar at the London College of Music, and then gain experience in working with various jazz groups. They met in 1976, with enough of a number of recordings, and later released on CD Early Alchemy. But, as in Britain, interest in them no one showed the couple moved to America, they signed a contract with MCA and released a superb debut album, Red Dust and Spanish Lace. Their blend of instrumental music can not be attributed to any one genre - there were folk, jazz, pop, flamenco, and one of the best tracks of the ensemble Mr.Crow is a kind of Chinese reggae.
. They released two more ACI longpleya, both in the sound reminiscent of Sky in his best days were filled with freshness and sublimity
. Disc Reference Point, already recorded in the firm GRP, was deprived of vitality and brilliance of their predecessors, but with the advent of the 1991 album, Back to the Case high quality of work has been returned.
By the time of release of the album Against the Grain duo has somewhat changed the concept in the direction of light -.
In 1998, Mr. Nick Webb died of cancer and the group ceased to exist. In 2000 Greg brought a new, already advanced, the composition of "Acoustic Alchemy" with musicians with whom he and Nick previously worked: Terry dislocations (keyboards), Richard Bell (?) And Miles Gilderdeyl (guitar). This line-up recorded the album 2000 "Beautiful Game". Expansion of the entailed a radical change in the band's sound: if earlier "Acoustic Alchemy" had a unique sound, . combines the sound of steel and nylon string guitar with great percussion and bass, . the game of the current composition of the group is replete with electronic sound, . obtain temporary acid-jazz tones,
. This is clearly seen in the compositions of "The Panama Cat" and "Trail Blaizer", where guitar Carmichael difficulty breaking through a dense palisade of electronic drum samples synthesizer.
. 1987 Red Dust & Spanish Lace MCA
. 1988 Natural Elements MCA
. 1989 Blue Chip MCA
. 1991 Reference Point GRP
. 1991 Back on the Case GRP
. 1992 Early Alchemy GRP
. 1993 The New Edge GRP
. 1994 Against the Grain GRP
. 1996 Arcanum GRP
. 1998 Positive Thinking GRP
. 2000 The Beautiful Game Higher Octave
. 2001 Aart Higher Octave