Nili Brosh: "I approach solos like a paragraph of speech - musical punctuation allows the listener to pick out ideas more clearly"

Nili Brosh
(Image credit: Tim Salaz)

Concept albums have been a staple of rock music in one form or another since the Sixties. Generally a concept album is primarily knitted together by lyrical connections, yet instrumental guitar-oriented music presents a perfect framework on which to build a concept, free of the needs of narrative and lyrical cohesion. 

Nili Brosh’s new album, Spectrum, is a heavily conceptual piece with each track fitting onto a carefully thought-out musical concept - that concept being, “How do you make an instrumental album that explores different genres yet still feels ‘of a piece’?”

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Peter Hodgson is a journalist, an award-winning shredder, an instructional columnist, a guitar teacher, a guitar repair guy, a dad and an extremely amateur barista. He runs a blog, I Heart Guitar, which allows him to publicly geek out over his obsessions. Peter is from Melbourne, Australia, where he writes for various magazines, including Guitar World.