Brook is a specialist in timbre and texture. He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1996 for his production work on Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's album Night Song. He is also known for many other contributions including the album Sleeps With Fishes which he made in 1985 with singer Pieter Nooten and his effortlessly crafted solo masterpiece 1992's Cobalt Blue. A new solo album was due out in mid-2006. Brook toured as a member of the Sylvian & Fripp tour group, with the final concert at the Royal Albert Hall in December 1994 documented on the album Damage.
He also opened the concerts with a solo set, featuring the Infinite Guitar with effects and sequencer backing. Brook breaks many of the "rules" of electric guitar. Brook does not use voiced guitar amplifiers , but instead plugs directly into a preamp to broadcast the sound using a variety of effects and processors, many of which he has pioneered. Among his inventions are the Infinite Guitar, played by The Edge of U2, a guitar outfitted with a feedback transducer to produce non-decaying sustain of any note. This design has been replicated by commercial devices such as an EBow and Fernandes Sustainer-equipped guitars.
(For an example of this sound, listen to the opening of U2's "With or Without You" from "The Joshua Tree".) He has produced albums for Julia Fordham, Jane Siberry, U. Srinivas, Youssou N'Dour, The Edge, Balloon, and others. Brook has also written for a number of film soundtracks including the music for Albino Alligator, Mission: Impossible II and the new Al Gore documentary "An Inconvenient Truth". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Brook Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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