Desert Island CollectionDefinitive Listening Desert Island Collection


Desert Island CollectionDefinitive Listening

Alex de Grassi - ClockworkClockwork was one of the first ensemble albums on the Windham Hill label, taking the new age genre into a broader definition, really defining the acoustic based sound over the next several years. Alex de Grassi proved that he had become one of his generations finest guitarists, collaborating with players that brought a technical and lyrical deftness to his music. There is a musical interplay that creates a rhythmic precision that is measured out just like the title implies. As always, the quality of the recording is excellent, and although Clockwork can be hard to find, it is this and other early Windham Hill albums that gave birth to the New Age genre, making this a release that any Desert Island Collection should have.


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Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.


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