Monthly Archives: August 2013

Chris Squire’s Bass Inspirations

Last week, Chris Squire revealed some of his bass guitar most inspiring songs. This is a great opportunity to know a bit more about the bass sounds that influenced our hero throughout his career. There is even a YouTube and Spotify playlist to listen to the songs selected. Thanks, Chris!

http://www.yesworld.com/2013/08/askyes-chris-squires-bass-inspirations/

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Caffeine’s “Last Shot”

Today I found on YouTube the release of one of my previous bands (Caffeine) last album. As I remember it was recorded around 2005.

I used my Fender Jazz Bass on all tracks. Here is one of the tracks and the others are also available on the same channel.

The Fall of the House of Usher

Last month, the collective “P.R.E.C” presented a live soundtrack performance for the film “The Fall of the House of Usher”. The music was totally improvised. If you are interested in these forms of sonic expression, you can access the recorded performance by downloading the file or listening in streaming.

Personally, I find this kind of music very rewarding to perform. There are no predefined rules whatsoever and all we can count on is the sensibility and communication of each musician. It doesn’t always necessarily work well, or does it correspond to our expectations or desires – like life itself – It’s many times a mirror of each one’s personality or state of mind, in this case, stimulated by the suggestions of a moving picture. That’s the challenge that I find interesting.

Paulo Chagas – flute, saxophone
Fernando Simões – trombone
Paulo Duarte – electric guitar
Fernando Guiomar – acoustic guitar
Miguel Falcão – double-bass