Lindsey Buckingham - Seeds We Sow
His songwriting seems permanently stuck in adolescence, but his guitar playing and production just keeps developing, improving in a direction rarely proved. There’s some kind of alternate approach to what music can sound like in his guitar tone. It sounds like he’s playing a Malian Kora, and his technique almost follows the sound into something unlike traditional rock guitar playing. I suppose it’s taking the speedy arpeggio style of classical guitar playing, popular with many rock technicians coming to classical, but performing it on a wigged out piezo-pickup amplified classical. Then behind that, put the assured confidence of the sort of person who created some of the best rock albums of all time, and add a kind of isolation from influence, and cook for 30 years.
Strange how the songs still seem to be hovering back in 1980, though.