8 New Records That Reimagine What a Guitar Can Do 

Source: Pitchfork.

Just when you think all of the sonic possibilities have been wrung out of a guitar, someone comes along to expand expectations again. Instrumental solo guitar music in particular remains in constant motion, with artists continually moving beyond the influence of the late finger-picking pioneer John Fahey, who coined the term “American Primitive” to describe his wordless compositions, and experimenting with textures and melodies that recall New Age, drone, and pop more than anything resembling folk.