THE PATH OF THE LOST GENIUS (3): THE MUSIC

One of the most important breakthroughs in my cognitive development occurred shortly after I began playing electric guitar and more specifically electric guitar solos at the age of 44 as a reaction to the intellectually and creatively numbing experience of being an adult bachelor student of philosophy at Aarhus University.

While teaching myself how to play, I discovered that Mr. Jimi Hendrix had invented the defining borders of a new independent universe of language with his guitar playing, hence proving it possible to gain access to positions of observation outside the positions available in the known universe and as such providing legitimacy to my experience of being outside of space-time in this sense.

The following are is a series of tunes written, performed and recorded by me in 2010 as a part of my attempt to find my philosophical center of gravity using an electric guitar as my vehicle.

As an appendix to the home studio recordings two tunes in which I experiment directly with expressing myself using electric guitar solos (2016) has been attached.

But before digging into the stuff I made on my own in the studio and in the rehearsal room, you might want listen to the music performed live in Aarhus, Denmark i 2015 with Morten Wang on the drums and Jens Noergaard on bass right here:

TRASH BLUES PHILOSOPHY (LIVE RECORDING 2015)


MIGHTY TRAIN (HOME STUDIO RECORDING)


ALL I NEED IS YOU (HOME STUDIO RECORDING)


BLACK MAGIC (HOME STUDIO RECORDING)


CUT IN STONE (HOME STUDIO RECORDING)


EMPIRE (HOME STUDIO RECORDING)


HOPPIN’ ALONG (HOME STUDIO RECORDING)


HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN (TEXT AND MELODY: UNKNOWN ORIGIN)


I CAN’T EXPRESS MYSELF (HOME STUDIO RECORDING)


NO COMPARISON (HOME STUDIO RECORDING)


NO MORE TEARS (HOME STUDIO RECORDING)


PERSONAL REVOLUTION (HOME STUDIO RECORDING)


ROLLING (HOME STUDIO RECORDING)


SIGNATURE (HOME STUDIO RECORDING)


SOLDIER BLUES (HOME STUDIO RECORDING)


THE THUNDERSTORM (HOME STUDIO RECORDING)


SOUL – LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF MR. JIMI HENDRIX (RECORDED ON A SAMSUNG X3 PHONE IN A REHEARSAL ROOM)


BLUES – LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF MR. JIMI HENDRIX (RECORDED ON A SAMSUNG X3 PHONE IN A REHEARSAL ROOM)

THE PATH OF THE LOST GENIUS (5): THE SONGS IN DANISH

Just as we entered the 3rd millennium I made a series of simple, acoustic recordings of some of the danish songs I had written in the prior decade.

The recordings were initially meant as to be re-recorded and published as a collected work under the title “the burden of pretending innocence” but the project was never completed.

The lyrics to all of the songs can be found here: RUIN – Bog 4, del 2 (page 19 – 81 in the .pdf document).

To some native danish speaking listener it will most likely be obvious how working with songwriting and especially lyrics and the relationship between lyrics, melody and rhythm became a part of my investigative philosophical toolbox.


Afrika’s dronning


Altid Alene


Alting ordner sig


Blæse som vinden


Der er langt til Californien


Der skal to til tango


Det Blå


Det ved jeg nu


Det vokser


Du er i mit blod


Du er så smuk


Du kan ikke vide hvad jeg tænker


Du kan møde en pige i al slags vejr


Du må aldrig gå fra mig


Du sir’ du er svag


Floden løber


Flodens stille strøm


Flydet


Gå væk


Hils himlens folk


Hold nu op


Hvis du vidste


Hva’ gør man så?


Hypnotisør


Intet varer evigt


Jeg elsker dig


Kære gud


Kaptajnen


Klovnen


Kys mig


Længe har jeg levet


Lev stærkt, dø ung


Manden uden ansigt


Min engel


Nachista


Næste gang vi mødes


Nazi fascination


Nu er det tid at skilles ad


Nu er forvirringen total


Nu går du bort


Når du sidder på bakken


Når solen går ned


Ørken


Oppe på bjerget


Slange


Sløvt tog


Søvngænger


Stumme barn


Syng den sang


Syyyg


Tag afsted


Ulvens unger


Vintersang