Prog rock band Polyphia have been making waves in current months, as their model of instrumental music turns heads and raises eyebrows — particularly because of the guitar work. And whereas guitar nonetheless stays a significant a part of in the present day’s music world and its use spans a number of genres, 29-year-old guitarist Tim Henson stated its ubiquity isn’t as a result of folks essentially like the guitar.
Whereas talking with Complete Guitar (by way of Guitar.com), Henson stated guitarists aren’t essentially the rock gods and heroes that they was. In actual fact, he thinks in the present day’s youthful viewers couldn’t be bothered.
“Today I view us extra as composers than guitar gamers, although clearly that hasn’t at all times been the case. I assume it’s been one thing we’ve at all times been working in the direction of – composing reasonably than exhibiting what we are able to do with our strategies. We simply occur to be enjoying guitar, and have performed our entire lives, in order that’s the place our skillset is.
“The guitar is a way to an finish, the top being good music. The typical music listener and enjoyer in all probability gained’t give a shit in regards to the issues guitarists do.”
And whereas he thinks guitar is a “means to an finish” and most of the people don’t “give a shit” about guitar gamers, that didn’t cease them from collaborating with guitar legend Steve Vai. Henson mirrored on that second and the way they destroyed his displays.
“Steve invited us over to his home and we confirmed him the tune. However the file was just too scorching. So when it acquired to the half the place his solo was supposed to return in, the 808s had been booming so loud, they broke. We broke Steve Vai’s audio system, it was actually fucked up!”
As an artist that goals to deliver prog rock according to extra modern music components, perhaps he is aware of a factor or two about Gen-Z music listeners. I imply, I do know completely jack shit about that phase of the viewers except for their obvious love of TikTok memes and innate skill to take down celebrities.
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