Troy Redfern knows what being a hard-working musician means.
Having released six albums within the space of two years, his latest studio effort – The Wings of Salvation – is touted as his most compelling work to date.
Slated for release on September 23, the 10-track LP is available to pre-order here (opens in new tab) in various formats including CD, vinyl and digital download, along with bundles of artwork and apparel.
“I wrote the new album from scratch in just under five weeks, in the same way that the bands I grew up listening to used to do,” recalls the guitar slide wizard.
“It makes everything fresh and immediate. It’s an accurate snapshot of where you are as an artist at that moment.”
Entering the studio with producer Dave Marks (opens in new tab), Redfern says he was able to approach the sessions with an old school aesthetic.
“We wanted no studio fixes, no autotune, no drum editing or samples,” states the guitarist.
“It had to be real, with only complete takes, no chopping up parts in post-production to make them sound perfect.
“We wanted an album that authentically captured my sound. I feel satisfied in knowing that we achieved what we set out to accomplish, and I couldn’t be prouder of this album.”
Consequently, The Wings of Salvation is free from any studio jiggery-pokery that would otherwise get in the way of capturing Redfern's raw performances, allowing his trademark slide work to shine through unhindered.
Fitted with an original 1961 DeArmond goldfoil pickup, this guitar can be heard all over the The Wings of Salvation.
For more information visit the Troy Redfern (opens in new tab) website.
Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World (opens in new tab), Guitar Player (opens in new tab) and MusicRadar (opens in new tab) in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.
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