Tom Sanderson plays a delightful soundtrack to his video of the English countryside, of discovered objects and the guitarist playing his guitar among splashes of light in a shadowy room. The images move along easily to his romantic strolling guitar.
Influenced by many of the guitarists that initially inspired Radio Guitar – Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, Jimmy Page – and also by movie soundtracks, I can see why it all came together.
You can hear Asranda as well as another song of Tom Sanderson’s titled Waiting for Avril on the Radio Guitar station.
“The song was written after a journey through the wooded country lanes of Sussex, England. The landscape is peppered with openings of great expanses of lush green fields,lakes and rural architectural wonder. I wanted to write a piece of music that would reflect those feelings and hopefully take the listener off somewhere within their own imagination . I try to make all my songs evocative and atmospheric. what I love about instrumentals is that they give your mind the space and freedom to fly. The video is my attempt at recreating that drive home .” - Tom Sanderson
I had noticed Nikki Rosetti’s name pop up several times on Facebook and Twitter and for some reason was curious, so I clicked over to her website. I was surprised to hear several beautiful songs of hers that I felt would be perfect for Radio Guitar. I had to ask her if she would like to be played on the station and happily she said yes.
Not only is Nikki Rosetti a fantastic guitarist, but she is also a visual artist and an engineer and producer of her own music and other bands including Coldplay in the 1990′s.
Below you can listen to and read the story behind her beautiful and haunting Thin Layer of Dust. You can also hear Thin Layer of Dust as well as another song of Nikki Rosetti’s titled Castaway on the Radio Guitar station.
“Thin Layer of Dust is one of those rare pieces that I wrote in a minor key. It was really inspired by a BBC documentary on waves, strangely enough, which started by talking about the nature of waves and concluded that life itself is a wave, with us and all our baggage simply being carried on a wave-crest of time. This got me to thinking more about where humanity is in this universe, in the vastness of time simply a thin layer of dust on the surface of something much greater.” – Nikki Rosetti
Featuring: Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, Leo Kottke, Martin Simpson, Michael Hedges, Norman Blake, John Renbourn, Kaki King, Vicki Genfan, Richard Thompson, Ry Cooder, Reverend Gary Davis, Phil Campbell, Don Ross, Preston Reed, Peter Finger, Laurence Juber and many many more………