You Won't Believe What Happens Next

by Andre LaFosse

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Ed Buckley For Mr. LaFosse this is really quite accessible (note that qualifier). :-) It's music for guitar and pedals over some synth. I don't know where he gets the raga or the punk tags from, as it's more a fuzzed, glitch type of psychotic blues sound. In my wishlist for too long, the time came to either buy or delete. I guess you know which I chose. :-)
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The raga-blues post-punk protest album.

In November of 2016, a few things happened:

First and foremost, I was - like nearly everyone else I knew - trying to wrap my head around the increasingly surreal, fragmented, hostile nature of contemporary society, and the implications of how we were choosing to deal (or not deal) with it.

Secondly, I stumbled onto a particular combination of guitar hardware and software (including a fabulous custom instrument by luthier Michael Spalt) that I found highly inspiring to play and record through.

Thirdly, I revisited some electronic music sketches that I'd come up with a few years previously, and which I'd always intended to write and record guitar parts for. They were mostly sparse modular synth ideas, defined by a stark, abstract, unstable vibe.

So: difficulty in dealing with the world + inspiring old ideas in need of guitar parts + inspiring new way to record guitar = unexpected new album, made in roughly three months.

"You Won't Believe What Happens Next," as a title, is a riff on the ubiquity of clickbait in our online existence. But it's also a pre-emptive coping strategy for a time when each day's news brings a new wave of cognitive dissonance, and the nature of reality itself is always up for debate. This is essentially a collection of duets for one human and a computer, made at a point in time when "one human and a computer" seems to have become our dominant way of dealing with the world, each other, and ourselves.

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released February 7, 2017

All of this album's guitar parts were performed on a Michael Spalt Cedartop hollowbody instrument. www.spaltinstruments.com

DSP MVP's: U-He, Airwindows, Soundtoys, Valhalla.

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Andre LaFosse Los Angeles, California

Andre LaFosse (pronounced "ON-draye laugh-OSS") is a guitarist, producer, and chronic deconstructionist tortured (solo) artist. His eclectic, obsessive experiments with gene-splicing his own musical DNA have won him acclaim, controversy, and more than a few puzzled looks from his listeners. ... more

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