The second volume of my solo guitar series, Nome De Guerra (war name or combat name), is in part an homage to Almada Negreiros´ novel with the same title.
The idea of a personal innermost ("íntimo pessoal"), that Almada talks about: something of our very own, sacred, unattainable by others, and that blossoms into our own individuality and personality, resonated with me for a long time. "Com o seu íntimo pessoal cada um poderá estar em toda a parte (...)" - (with a strong personal innermost one can be everywhere), he says in a fascinating paragraph.
This recording is the second installment of a personal journey that started with Múquina last year. In fact, I may have been contemplating such path for a good number of years, but, for an amount of reasons, while I could clearly see it, I was always drawn away from it.
Playing solo guitar and working some of these songs brought me to a primitive state that I experienced on my early days of playing and listening to music. A very familiar place, an abstraction, which I, somehow, have been partly neglecting in my adulthood.
released December 20, 2017
Recorded by Nelson Carvalho on August 7th, 2017 at Estúdios Valentim de Carvalho, Oeiras, Portugal.
Mixed and mastered by Pete Rende in Brooklyn, NY, November 2017.