I just released the first track from my solo bass dark folk project YouTube, Bandcamp. I’d love feedback on what I’m doing, and recommendations for other musicians who are doing something similar. The only other solo bass music I’m aware of is jazz, funk, or some type of ambient post-rock. I think the low tones of the bass make finger-picked folk songs sound dark in a way that can’t be captured with regular guitars, and I’d be surprised if no one has tried to do this type of thing before.
Oh wow, that’s excellent. You’re clearly pretty far past a beginner level
That works very well as a folk instrument, I agree. I haven’t heard much if anything like that at all.
For a solo bassist who is not jazz/funk, I don’t know if you will count her as solo as she plays with a drummer, but Kiyoshi is all about her, her bass, and her drummer.
Here’s her channel, tons of content. 5 solo albums so far; she’s also the bassist for Marty Friedman’s band.
Not folk in any way but an interesting bass solo artist - more straight up slap/rock than anything else.
Very interesting and well played!
that’s interesting, it could make a good original soundtrack for a modern western movie
I really liked the vibe. Would work well in a game soundtrack too.
That sounded great! I certainly have never heard anyone play this style on a bass and it definitely is a great sound!
Thanks for the recommendation! This is awesome!
This is cool!! There is actually a pop guy who does all bass and vocals, no guitars. Craig Martini.
“All bass no guitar” is Kiyoshi’s motto too