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Paolo Angeli with 6Appeal distortion July 01 2015

One of the greatest avant garde / folk / jazz of our time, Mr Paolo Angeli now uses 6Appeal as the center distortion piece of his multichannel guitar setup.

The guitar itself is utmost original work of art. From his website:

On 1993, he was fulgurated by the encounter with Giovanni Scanu, the old guitar player from Sardinia, who died at the age of 95 and from whom he learnt the forms and the modules of the ‘canto a chitarra gallurese e logudorese’.

From this ‘fighting meeting’ between extra-cultivated avant-garde and popular tradition came his Sardinian prepared-guitar: an orchestra-instrument with 18 cords, an hybrid between guitar, baritone, violoncello and drums, gifted with hammers, pedals, some propellers at variable speed. With this singular instrument, constructed by the craftsman Francesco Concas, Paolo elaborates, improvises and composes unclassifiable music, suspended between free jazz, folk noise and minimal pop.

We don't have his new recordings with 6Appeal yet, but you can see 6Appeal used by Mr Angeli already, if you go to his concert (see tour dates here).

But you can already enjoy his playing here:

 


Our Guitar Effect is Rocking on 5 Continents Already May 20 2015

Do you know a hex player from Africa or Antarctica? 6Appeal is are already in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia but not yet in Africa and Antarctica. If you know anybody who'd be interested, link us:)!

Photo: On Friday, Taivo was assembling yet another patch of 6Appeal in our Tallinn laboratory.

 


Genesis April 29 2014

Mr Steve Hackett, one of the greatest guitar players of all times, gave a superb concert in Tallinn. Good old Genesis stuff, excellent backing band, Nokia Concert Hall fully packed, people standing up and applauding for ages.

We had a unique opportunity to meet Steve in backstage. Rein gave him a little souvenir from Tallinn - a signed 6Appeal pedal from Spicetone. Steve gave it a try immediately.

 


We're in Chinese news March 06 2014

BBC:爱沙尼亚——波罗的海的硅谷

2014-02-27 17:09   文章来源:驻爱沙尼亚经商参处

文章类型:编译   内容分类 :新闻

    据爱沙尼亚BBN通讯社2月25日报道,英国广播公司(BBC)近日推出的一期名为“下一个硅谷(Next Silicon Valleys)”的节目向观众介绍了各个国家的创新企业和创新活动。在介绍爱沙尼亚时,BBC将其称之为“科技巨人”、“波罗的海的硅谷”。该节目向观众介绍了爱虚拟试衣公司Fits.me,无中间费用的国际支付公司TransferWise,世界上最大的在线游戏编程公司Playtech以及世界上最著名的通讯软件公司Skype。

     该节目中还详细介绍了爱科技人员的两项最新研究:仅重15公斤的可折叠式电动自行车“Stigobike”和为专业吉他手所设计的脚踏板“Spicetone”。

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We're on BBC February 24 2014

BBC came to see Spicetone and Stigobike. Here's the story with video and text:  "Next Silicon Valleys: Small Estonia has big ideas"

Many thanks to Janek the guitarist, Priit from Garage48/Mooncascade and to Nigel and Tracey from the British Broadcasting Corporation!

Special thanks to Nigel for giving us the punchline: "If Bob Dylan would have had one of these, when he went electric!"

And cheers for the Estonian Independence Day (24 Feb)!