Enlightenment is the brainchild of Darren Higgitt. Itís aim is to produce instrumental music based around varying styles of guitar playing which is both appealing to the listener and challenging for the player. As a project it will be ever evolving and may span many genres.
ĎIíve always been a fan of instrumental guitar music and have been amazed by the likes of Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. At the same time I grew up listening to Mike Oldfield who is a guitar player but also an instrumentalist who creates and records entire albums playing every instrument himself. Having played in a few gigging bands with vocalists, I often felt frustrated and restricted by the confines of a band situation (where a certain style of music is the soul aim). Enlightenment is so called because it gives me the chance to fully express my own musical tastes and styles, and push myself to the limits of my abilities. I see Symbolic Gestures as the first step in this journey.í