Arto Lindsay is an influential American guitarist, singer and record producer. He was a member of the pioneering no-wave group DNA in the late 70s. He can be heard as singer and guitarist on the first album of the Golden Palominos and as guitarist on the debut of the Lounge Lizards, which was dismissed as fake jazz. He later founded the group Ambitious Lovers with Peter Scherer.
He has an unmistakable soft voice and an often loud, self-taught guitar corruptions that consists almost exclusively of unconventional extended techniques. With his uncompromising approach to the guitar and his diverse influences, he crosses boundaries. He has also produced several albums by Brazilian musicians such as Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Gal Costa and Marisa Monte. And now his completely new album "I Had a Fever When" for the Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus KulturManufaktur sub-label Edition DUR.
Arto says: "There is no vertical build-up of tension on the album, everything takes place horizontally. Like in a timeline, like in a film, where you shoot the scenes one after the other and then put them together." And this is how the album was created in Reykjavik. The musicians recorded their takes and Arto edited them in the same way as for a film.
Wim Wenders would love that.