Olaf Ruppacoustic nylon string guitar solo
electric guitar solo
"One of the most intense and focused solo electric guitar recitals that we've ever heard."
DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY
"Rupp's brain works as fast as his fingers, and he plays with impressive precision even at the fastest of tempi, but the music never sounds like mere technical display: each piece is unique and all are equally satisfying."
"Olaf Rupp is like no guitarist I’ve ever heard before. (...) The music he creates from his guitar is made of many fleet notes in atonal runs, alternating with sonic clusters, as he seems to approach the guitar almost pianistically. If you have heard Cecil Taylor playing his intense brief improvisations, then you have the idea here."
"Alles ist „meisterhaft komponiert in improvisierter Musik“."
"Olaf Rupp's sound world is every bit as singular as that of both Derek Bailey and Hans Reichel, and his musical personality is every fathom as deep."
ALL ABOUT JAZZ
"Olaf Rupp has been altering notions of what acoustic and electric improvised guitar music can sound like for more than 20 years."
"It harnesses the buzz of reality."
"Nun ist Virtuosität auch eine Falle – hier aber liegt Rupps besondere musikalische Leistung, denn die lawinenhaften Tonkaskaden, die unter anderen Fingern blenden würden, schon gerade wenn sie so präzise und konzentriert atonal splittern, purzeln und dramatisch rollen wie hier, räumen einen hier auf wie ein entspanntes Sprudelwellenbad."