Music

All music is original with the exception of “Stay Frosty”. The studio tracks were produced, recorded and mixed by Andrew Sweeney in Hobart, Tasmania.

Contemporary acoustic guitar composition with some blues and bluegrass influences. Composed and performed by Andrew Sweeney.

This band, BLiM, is hard to define. Calling it “jazz-rock” doesn’t seem right somehow. Vocals and rhythm guitar: Geoff Allan. Bass: Eidolan Erin. Lead guitar: Andrew Sweeney. Drums: Ben Sibson. Saxophone: Alistair Dobson. Recorded live in Cheju, South Korea in 1998. Song by Geoff Allan, arrangement BLiM. The Zappa influence in my playing is more obvious in this one. Hit me with that wah pedal Frank…!

Contemporary acoustic guitar improvisation. Written and performed by Andrew Sweeney.

A vocal tune with some Frank Zappa influences. For the guitar nuts out there, the guitar parts are more prevalent near the end of the song. Composed, performed, produced and mixed by Andrew Sweeney:

A sequenced synth electronic tune. All instruments (A Roland JDXA and an Elektron Analog Four) composed, performed and mixed by Andrew Sweeney:

An original guitar instrumental dedicated to Jimi Hendrix. All instruments composed and performed by Andrew Sweeney.

A guitar-based reggae instrumental written as tribute to the late great Frank Zappa. All instruments composed and performed by Andrew Sweeney.

A reggae/rock instrumental using IK Multimedia’s Amplitube virtual guitar amp (the Mesa/Boogie models). All instruments composed and performed by Andrew Sweeney.

Heavy rock guitar instrumental. A rehearsal recorded with an iPhone, June 2012 in Hobart, Tasmania. The sound quality isn’t great but the vibe and solo rock out. It’s a Van Halen tune being rehearsed for an appearance on ABC television. Electric guitar: Andrew Sweeney. Acoustic guitar: James Manson. Bass: Grant Manson. Drums: Stefan LeMottee. Recorded in Hobart, Tasmania.

An electro-psychedelic piece. Written and performed by Andrew Sweeney.

An original finger-picked acoustic guitar instrumental with some 2 against 3 rhythmic leanings..

A guitar solo excerpt from an original tune entitled “The Ascension Of Bevan”. The guitar is shamelessly cheesy 80’s shreddy rock. Written and performed by Andrew Sweeney.

A contemporary jazz hammond quartet instrumental performed by “Toast”. Hammond: Randal Muir. Saxophone: Alistair Dobson. Drums: Ben Sibson. Guitar: Andrew Sweeney. Composed by Ben Sibson. Recorded live at Temple Place in Hobart, Tasmania in October 2000.

A guitar-based instrumental with some Pink Floyd influences…amongst others! All instruments composed and performed by Andrew Sweeney.

An isolated acoustic guitar track from an ensemble work in progress. Guitar composed and performed by Andrew Sweeney:

Contemporary rock instrumental. All instruments composed and performed by Andrew Sweeney. Ribbet.

BLiM once again firing on all cylinders. Rhythm guitar: Geoff Allan. Bass: Eidolan Erin. Lead guitar: Andrew Sweeney. Drums: Ben Sibson. Saxophone: Alistair Dobson. Recorded live in Cheju, South Korea in 1998.

Contemporary jazz instrumental. Composed by Andrew Sweeney. Saxophone: Alistair Dobson. All other instruments by Andrew Sweeney.

Everything in this composition is either recorded or sequenced with MIDI. The orchestral parts were written in a midi piano roll editor. No audio loops were used!

Composed by Andrew Sweeney. Saxophones by Alistair Dobson.

Some vibraphone and synth madness mixing a little Zappa with some Angelo Badalamenti “Twin Peaks” musings. Composed and performed by Andrew Sweeney:

“A lot of people ask me where music is going today. I think it’s going in short phrases. If you listen, anybody with an ear can hear that. Music is always changing. It changes because of the times and the technology that’s available, the material that things are made of, like plastic cars instead of steel. So when you hear an accident today it sounds different, not all the metal colliding like it was in the forties and fifties. Musicians pick up sounds and incorporate that into their playing, so the music that they make will be different.” – Miles Davis.

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