*In process of stocking. 2022 stock.* Fred Frith is one of the world’s greatest originals on the guitar, a composer/performer who has been at the forefront of avant garde music since the early ’70s. Clearing is his first solo guitar recording in over twenty years (since his classic Live In Japan of 1981) and his first solo studio recording since his groundbreaking Guitar Solos of 1974. Of the three existing solo recordings by this quirky musical master, Clearing is undoubtedly the most dynamic, the most direct and sonically the best recorded. An absolute must have for all fans of guitar music, improvisation and the avant garde.
Tracks 1 to 7, 9, 11 recorded at Jankowski Studio, Stuttgart in July 2000, track 8 recorded at Jankowski Studio, Stuttgart in January 1996, track 10 recorded live at the Konstrukcja w Procesie Festival VII, Bydgoszcz (Poland) in June 2000.
Sequenced and premastered at Headless Buddha Mastering Lab, Oakland in December 2000.