Thursday, September 4, 2008
You probably don't know Mattias IA Eklundh.
He transcribed his inkjet printer and wrote a song around it.
He's a complete freak.
His album titles will tell you so.
That's honestly not what gets me. I can listen to him talk to Guitar Player magazine all day and just get inspired. I'm wanting to learn how to tame his stuff and combine his voodoo with my own style.
What gets me is he's playing high-gain guitar and it's absolutely noiseless.
How does he do that?
And, out of curiosity, that scrunchy on the headstock? Greg Howe has one on his headstock, too, in the latest Guitar Player. Is that to keep the neck quiet above the nut? Does it get pulled down to quiet open strings? Is it just to bring a flash of blue? It can't be to just hold his scrunchy until after the gig.