Originally a Grade 8 classically trained guitarist at the Royal Academy of Music, Will Crewdson found cult status in the notorious UK rock band Rachel Stamp. With them he toured with many major bands including Iggy Pop, Korn, Cheap Trick and No Doubt as well as headlining and selling out shows as large as the London Astoria.
Since then, he collaborated with a wide variety of artists including Adam Ant, Johnette Napolitano and the film director Tom DiCillo.
Scant Regard is the brainchild of Will Crewdson, and “Burnt Pop Cycles” is the first official release.
On the 10 instrumental tracks of the album, Crewdson strives to fuse raw electronic beats and moods with the smooth, soaring sounds of Morricone‘s biting guitar-scapes.
Mix it up with a little Link Wray style rock’n’roll swagger and you’ve got a good idea of what to expect.
One thing that is obvious from the opening track “Zeronia 21” is that Crewdson is a guitar player that can easily come up with the right guitar riff.
And his riffs bring pictures to the listener no matter what the electronic beats sound like.
Film noir atmosphere on “Zeronia 21” and “Escupideras De Hielo”, fear and mystery on “Peachy Keen” and “Americandroid”, this album will have you comfortably sit back and listen to it
Cause the guitar is narrating 10 great stories.
Listening to “Burnt Pop Cycles” I was thinking that Crewdson could easily collaborate with John Barry or Ennio Morricone.
The truth is he is such a unique guitar player that you can tell him out of 100 guitar players playing at the same time…
So do yourselves a favour and buy “Burnt Pop Cycles” cause you won’t regret it.
You can find it here.