Summers' 'Triboluminescence' Now Available

Last evening Andy Summers marked the occasion with a special event at The GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles.

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Summers rose to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s as the guitarist of the legendary multi-million-selling rock band The Police, followed by a prolific solo career that continues to this day.

As a guitarist, songwriter and composer, 'Triboluminescence' (set for release on all digital platforms in the U.S. and via Amazon, and distributed by Cargo Records in the U.K.), shows Summers pushing further toward the musical edge.

As a guitarist, songwriter and composer, 'Triboluminescence' proves to be his most introspective work to date and is a collection of nine new tracks reflecting the style that Summers has dubbed “New Exotic.”

Critics are already weighing in with praise for 'Triboluminescence':

Peter Larsen, Orange County Register (CA), hailed this “…terrific new solo album.”

Jim Pasinski, Record-Journal (CT), wrote, “The album has a much more ambient reflection than his past releases as Summers keeps the music fresh with multi-layered instrumentation and rhythms that provide the perfect backdrop for his guitar work.”

In a review for muenmagazine.net, Matty Douglas praised this “...masterpiece of an album. After all these years, world-renowned musician Andy Summers continues to stay one step ahead of the game by continuing to evolve his craft as a musician.”

Markos Papadatos, for digitaljournal.com, opined, “All nine tracks are guitar masterpieces, and his guitar tones are rich and compelling. It is evident that this album was a labor of love for him. 'Triboluminescence' garners an A rating.”

“'Triboluminescence' is word that means creating light from dark, which I believe is an apt metaphor for any creative act and, especially, music,” stated Summers. “I felt compelled to follow up the record I made in 2015, 'Metal Dog,' where I was trying to go into a new territory – with not just a straight-ahead jazz or jazz fusion, rock or pop recording, but rather something outside of standard generic definition. I might say that this record results from a restlessness, an urge always to move forward with what I am trying to do – and damn the torpedoes!”

The nine tracks on 'Triboluminescence' all feature Summers’ rich, lush, multi-layered, rhythmically and spatial signature guitar tones that draws the listener in track after track.

To listen and buy the album visit the following sites below.

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I might say that this record results from a restlessness, an urge always to move forward with what I am trying to do – and the damn torpedoes!