Volume 1: Crop Circles

by Sheer Velocity

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All-instrumental, guitar-centric extravaganza that veers unsettlingly between exotic beauty and nightmare soundscapes. Daredevil fretboard virtuosity is offset by unpredictable, bizarre and often linear arrangements and a whole world of textures & moods.

"A precision-fingered assemblage of daredevil works...its exotic geometries will be impressed in the fertile fields of your musical mind" - FRACTAL AUDIO

"Like early Steve Vai with Rob Zombie producing. Really clever compositions and soundscapes...the best guitar album I've heard in years!" - ANDY WOOD, Down From Up

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released June 17, 2010

When Andee Blacksugar is not busy tending to his hair, he records stacks and stacks of stream-of-consciousness instrumentals like those featured on this, his first official instrumental release.

The purpose is to explore concepts on the guitar and stretch the limits of his instrumental abilities, but Sheer Velocity is also a creative palette-cleansing, which drains off the more bizarre and indulgent musical notions that rattle around in this songwriter's head.

Each piece is conceived, written, recorded and mixed in one sitting. During particularly prolific periods, as many as two or three of these are finished in a day's time.

An avid pop music fanatic who writes catchy electro-rock songs by day, Andee uses these sessions to exorcise the darker, more warped and decidedly anti-pop tendencies of his musical persona. Oh, and to shred gratuitously on his Stratocaster.

He played and programmed all of the parts you hear, and records exclusively in his Brooklyn apartment under the influence of copious amounts of hubris.

Andee has collaborated with artists as diverse as Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Dug Pinnick and Jerry Gaskill (King's X), Boy George and Scissor Sisters. And he loves talking about himself in the third person.


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Sheer Velocity Brooklyn, New York

When Andee Blacksugar is not busy tending to his hair, he records stacks and stacks of stream-of-consciousness instrumentals like these.

Sheer Velocity is a creative palette-cleansing, which drains off the more bizarre and indulgent musical notions that rattle around in this songwriter's head.

Each piece is conceived, written, recorded and mixed in one sitting.
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