A beautiful collection Cam, just seems to get better & better. I have followed him since his early pre-solo career. And the vids for this album are very touching also. You gotta check Cam out live!
Favorite track: Save My Soul.
Cam Butler (Cam Butler & The Shadows Of Love, The Coralinas, Ron S. Peno & The Superstitions, Silver Ray) is a unique electric guitarist and composer with an instantly recognisable sound. Rather than relying on fx, Cam uses plectrums, his fingers, found objects, brushes, capos and tunings to fashion his soulful, 21st century guitar music. A lover of the sound of strings, he has composed epic music for string quartets, string orchestras, singers and bands.
Save My Soul, his sixth after 2008's, Dark Times, features a 23 piece string orchestra and is out now. The album will be played live in cinemas, accompanied by a film and video installation.
In order to present Save My Soul live, Cam has enlisted the help of 4 film makers (plus himself) to make a video to accompany each of the 5 tracks on the album. These film makers are an international collection, hailing from Melbourne, Berlin and Kabul. Cam's music has often been described as cinematic and the combination of each of these directors' visions with the lush beauty of Save My Soul's music is a true, immersive, multi-media experience.
I am not that enmeshed in the world of classical or chamber music, but Zoe Keating plays a mean cello and these compositions employ methods I have only heard from Rasputina.
I apologize if Rasputina is my go to reference for contemporary cello classical with a punk like spirit. krotix