14 April 2015: iapetus Records Touch Guitar Compilation; Felt

  A themed compilation of tracks culled from the wider iapetus portfolio. All titles prominently feature Touch Guitars® instruments: www.touchguitars.com


















In the second half of the show, we will be featuring instrumental compositions from the band, Felt.
Felt were an alternative rock band founded in Birmingham, England in 1979 and led by the mononymous Lawrence.[1] The band's name was inspired by Tom Verlaine's emphasis of the word "felt" in the Television song "Venus".[2] They existed for ten years, throughout the 1980s, during which time they released ten singles and ten albums.
Felt have been cited as an influence by Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch[3] and Tim Burgess of The Charlatans,[4] as well as by alternative rock bands Manic Street Preachers,[5] Girls,[6] and The Tyde.[

07 April 2015 Markus Reuter - Touch Guitar

Tonight we'll be featuring the superb touch guitarist, Markus Reuter with selections from a live recording, 6 Reflections, and, if time permits, his work in TUNER.

Markus Reuter (born Lippstadt, Germany, 1972[1]) is a German multi-disciplinary musician, composer, record producer and instrument designer. His work spans (and frequently fuses) art rock, loop music, contemporary classical music and alternative pop.
Reuter is a member of multiple ongoing bands and projects (including centrozoon, Tuner, Stick Men, The Crimson ProjeKct and Europa String Choir). Most recently, he has begun to establish himself as a contemporary classical composer via the performance and recording of his large-scale orchestral piece Todmorden 513.
A specialist in touch guitar playing, Reuter became known as a leading player of the Warr Guitar and Chapman Stick during the 1990s and 2000s before developing and marketing his own U8 and U10 Touch Guitar instruments. In collaboration with former King Crimson member Trey Gunn, he runs the Touch Guitar Circle, a teaching and support network for touch guitar players.
As well as further collaborations with artists including Tim Bowness, Lee Fletcher, Ian Boddy and Robert Rich, Reuter has produced records by numerous musicians and released several solo recordings as both performer and composer. He is also part of an artist-owned production consortium which encompasses Iapetus Media, Unsung Productions and Unsung Records.