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Name: Simeon Harris
Influences: Allan Holdsworth, David Torn, Eivind Aarset, Michael Brook, Robert Fripp
Bands / Projects: Monkjack, Zillo
Albums: Realms of Elements (2001) The Assessment (2003) Mechanoia (2004) Captured (2006) The Assessment (Alternity release 2006) eScape (2010)
Other Releases: Improvising Bass Guitar (Registry Publications - 2001)
Guest Appearances: Shur-I-Kan - Waypoints (2004)
Biggest Gig: Supporting Maceo Parker at The Forum in Kentish Town, London with The Mongoose Funk Band (1999)
Reviews for The Assessment
U.K. guitarist Simeon Harris follows in the footsteps of guitar innovators like
David Torn and Robert Fripp in his approach to the way technology can be
subverted to his six-string needs. Loops and electronics form the bed on
which his lyrical, effects-heavy guitar tosses, turns and rolls. Buoyed by
samples of UFO researcher Robert Dean (the record is sort of a concept piece
about U.S. alien research), Harris combines his love for his explorative idols
with his background in U.K. funk bands to produce accessible, often
mesmerizing instrumentals like “Intron” and “Thirty Metres Across.” Creative
and thought-provoking, The Assessment is above all a pleasure to hear.
Michael Tolan, High Bias LiveJournal (2006)
An irresistibly powerful groove! A great rocking debut for one of the UK’s up
and coming producers/musicians
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