GODTET - Self Titled LP
‘Godtet’ is the debut live band project from Dave Rodriguez. Although better known as Sydney guitarist, producer and beat-maker, Godriguez. Classically trained and spending years in jazz bands, Rodriguez spent most of his life with a purist, anti computer approach to music. However, that changed as he branched out and developed a powerful skill set in creating beats. He has been most praised for his production on ’The Great Mixtape’ by Sampa the Great.
This release has Rodriguez stepping back into the live format of production with a full band. "This record came about with no preconceived ideas of what we were making or what it would sound like. The sessions felt very meditative. We hope the deep love, respect and open hearts we have for each other can permeate from the music into everyone who hears this.” as explained by Rodriguez. The 12 track LP came from conducting a series of sessions with fellow musicians Tully Ryan, Jan Bangma, Andrew Bruce and Dominic Kirk. There is obviously a cohesive and electrifying dynamic between the group as they produced a sonically intriguing collection of grooves that open your mind and encourage you to listen closer. It has a sense of freedom in the composition as it seems the players were able to just play. The result is organic and beautiful.