SOLO GUITAR AS YOU’VE NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE! GIORGOS TABAKIS PRESENTS HIS ALBUM ‘HERE NOW THEN’ FOR SOLO 8 STRING GUITAR
“8 strings. 10 fingers. 10 songs.
8-string guitar player Giorgos Tabakis’ remarkable new album “hEe nOw theN" will keep you in rapt attention from its beginning to its very end. Drop what you are now doing and buy it!" – Walter Kolosky
[Author of the renowned book The story of the legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra (Power, Passion and Beauty), and co-host of the popular Jazz Rocks Podcast].
When was the last time you heard a truly original song?...
8 string guitars, prog/jazz/folk fusions, and sounds that exist on the fringe of modern creative music, make up the everyday for Athens based Giorgos Tabakis. Armed with his one-of-a-kind guitar, the artist releases his most heartfelt and inventive body of work yet – the 10-piece album hEre nOw theN.
The album’s opening track “Attraction” perfectly introduces viewers to Giorgos’ world. Adopting a compositional mindset somewhere in the space between jazz and classical, the artist transforms his guitar solo piece into a full orchestra. Ominous basslines punctuate a booming percussion and scatty runs. Listeners are transported across medieval, contemporary jazz, and dark and dreamy soundscapes, all through a dance across Tabakis’ 8 string.
At only 9 years old, Giorgos’ mother took him to a small conservatory in his hometown of Nafpaktos Greece. There she shared her wisdom – music will only greaten the heart and soul of a human being. Since then Tabakis has been inseparable from his guitar.
“I contact with that first motivation which was just to touch and play the guitar because I loved it's sound. It was my sound, produced from my body without any intervention between me and the instrument. Magic!”
Giorgos’ signature instrument, the GT8 string guitar, is a unique model. The Moov Guitars company made this instrument and dedicate it to Giorgos, using his initials as a model name. The instrument has since become inseparable from the album’s star. Seemingly symbiotic, the pair work together in a perfect harmony that is sure to astonish listeners worldwide.