About

Fingerstyle Guitarist

Christian

Brock

Christian Brock is a fingerstyle guitarist from Denmark in Europe. The guitar has always been his way of communicating with his surroundings, his inner speech. In his early teenage years he played in a post-hardcore band, covering UnderOath and other bands with similar sound. Later he co-founded the Death Metal band which came to be "Inflict Oppression". The thing about music which inspired Christian at this point was all the fascinating techniques, tapping, sweeping and running from end to end on his thin 7 string Ibanez. After the band split up, he found himself with his fathers 30+ year old western guitar, tuning it as he had seen John Butler do in the video for "Ocean", suddenly techniques or speed was not the most important thing anymore - but feeling every single played note and artistry.

The music of Christian Brock is the melodies of the nature; the summing of the hummingbird, the first fly of the ladybug on the very first day of spring, a summer rain where the drops fall playfully and tinglingly on the green leaves, and flowers sprout forth curiously before the journey begins: The music runs through the forest in a teasing, seducing and hopeful game, a dance which inevitably ends in the dense thicket, on a bed of soft moss where lips close around the smiling notes of someone you hold dearly.

Equally, the experience of encountering Christian Brock is as much a living experience where fingers and hands wander, swim and eventually fly up and down the guitar and contribute in creating the music almost as much as a conductor communicating the music through his own body as an orchestra and the music which ends as a piece where you almost forget that it is just a single man playing a single instrument.

 

The melodies of Christian Brock sings on their own as only the best melodies does: they levitate lightly above the perfectly still water and lets its one wing play easily alongside the water surface, the music generates life and motion from the still and silent.

 

The fact that his music is wordless and at the same time brings forth the necessity to talk about it, the need to explain what is felt, what is seen and of course what has been heard, is a testament to the abilities of Christian Brock, as a wordless raconteur - a man, who in the true meaning of significance, enables himself to shape whole galaxies through the power of music.

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