ILX Gonna Shine in My Backdoor Someday (new post-Fahey folk for ppl posting in Takoma/Tompkins Square threads Pt II)

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Lots of new releases lately but other thread getting big and unwieldy and a resource hog. So! New thread for weird Fahey-esque instrumental folk guitar.

What did we have so far this year? Highlights for me:

William Tyler- Lost Colony (the kraut-country thing gets me going)
Steve Gunn- Way Out Weather
Nathan Bowles- Nansemond
Chris Forsyth- Intensity Ghost (think overall I liked Solar Motel better but I'm glad this one seems to be taking off)
Tashi Dorji- S/T

Seems like a lot of these folks made it into the limelight this year! And new Six Organs looks to be a monster.

Can we keep the Youtube embedding to a minimum in this incarnation? You can prevent them from embedding by having "https:" as opposed to just "http:" in the URL

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 13 December 2014 20:34 (six years ago) link

thank you! I'll post a link on the old one unless someone does it first

am I correct that the Tashi Dorji S/T is older stuff compiled? really liked the new EP on Bandcamp page.

re: Richard Dawson, was gonna say that I hear a lot of Bill Orcutt's influence/style in his playing, anybody else? (sorry if this was noted previously)

― some kind of terrible IDM with guitars (sleeve), Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:41 AM

some kind of terrible IDM with guitars (sleeve), Saturday, 13 December 2014 20:36 (six years ago) link

also ppl were talking about richard dawson, don't want to derail!

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 13 December 2014 20:36 (six years ago) link

lol no worries there

some kind of terrible IDM with guitars (sleeve), Saturday, 13 December 2014 20:37 (six years ago) link

doing some EOY catchup and I am not feeling this Steve Gunn at all, threadban me if you must

liked the Solar Motel (2 tracks on Spotify), really liked the new Tashi Dorji EP.

some kind of terrible IDM with guitars (sleeve), Saturday, 13 December 2014 21:02 (six years ago) link

am I correct that the Tashi Dorji S/T is older stuff compiled?
yeah, pulled from several years' worth of cassette iirc. kind of a "greatest hits," i guess. he really is great, seems to get better every time i play his stuff.

tylerw, Saturday, 13 December 2014 21:37 (six years ago) link

sleeve - yeah a ton of orcutt & not to be super cynical but he seems to be getting a lot of praise from ppl I don't get the sense really know Orcutt

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 14 December 2014 03:32 (six years ago) link

But i do like him

I just think it's a little like how when I finally heard gang of four reissues after growing up a fugazi fan

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 14 December 2014 03:33 (six years ago) link

Oh hey folks.

Sleeve, that Gunn record definitely is a very specific kind of cool to me, I get why it wouldn't appeal to you. It is mostly very low-key and its charms can be extremely subtle, but I have personally found it to be deep and varied enough that I return to it pretty frequently. Maybe it'll grow on you, but it is definitely a song-based record that doesn't try to push the musicality as far as a lot of records touched on in this thread (and many of Gunn's other records do).

grandavis, Monday, 15 December 2014 14:57 (six years ago) link

yeah i was actually wondering recently what I would think of gunn's latest if it was the first record of his I had heard. the context of his gradual development into a more straight-ahead singer-songwriter adds some flavor I think (if that makes sense). love the latest but at the same time, i hope he hasn't left behind his more avant leanings -- those gunn-truscinski records are still my faves out of everything he's done.

tylerw, Monday, 15 December 2014 15:16 (six years ago) link

hey i have a question -- how do you pronounce cian of the name cian nugent?

vigetable (La Lechera), Monday, 15 December 2014 15:20 (six years ago) link

rather how does one pronounce cian accurately

i thought it was like cyan but then realized it could be sean or shee-an or idk what and i would like to know

vigetable (La Lechera), Monday, 15 December 2014 15:21 (six years ago) link

Kee An

tylerw, Monday, 15 December 2014 15:26 (six years ago) link

i thought it was just pronounced "sean" for years though.

tylerw, Monday, 15 December 2014 15:27 (six years ago) link

Like Ian preceded with a /k/ ?
Good to know! I have been meaning to ask this question for months.

vigetable (La Lechera), Monday, 15 December 2014 15:31 (six years ago) link

yes, exactly!

tylerw, Monday, 15 December 2014 15:34 (six years ago) link

haha apparently lots of blog posters and show hosters feel the need to lay this to rest too:
http://i61.tinypic.com/vgmyht.png

Neal Cassady, Monday, 15 December 2014 15:39 (six years ago) link

The Gunn/Mike Cooper and Gunn/Gangloff records both came out this year I think, and both contain a good range of playing outside of his "Way Out Weather" mode. It will be interesting to see what side of the divide the upcoming Gunn/Black Twig Pickers record will ride, but my guess is I will dig it. Hope some of it revisits this territory though:

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Black_Twig_Pickers_and_Steve_Gunn/NATCH_1/Salted_Caramel

grandavis, Monday, 15 December 2014 17:06 (six years ago) link

Global mentioned notable records from this year, and I wanna bring up Bachman's "Orange Co. Serenade". Really enjoyed it & definitely revisit it pretty frequently. Feel like he is growing and really may be just hitting his stride now, though who knows. New record on Three Lobed apparently out in April or May. Saw him Saturday night and the new songs were great, no reason not to believe that this next record will be anything other than really good.

grandavis, Monday, 15 December 2014 17:14 (six years ago) link

dammit I forgot about that in my EOY listening binge this weekend, will check it out!

fwiw my introduction to Gunn was his side of the "Not The Spaces You Know..." comp, which I loved

some kind of terrible IDM with guitars (sleeve), Monday, 15 December 2014 17:16 (six years ago) link

oh yeah, shouldn't have forgotten the Daniel Bachman one! I think I've come around on that one, seems like the most cohesive release he's done so far.

Also Charlie Parr doesn't usually fit in this thread but he did a release this year that definitely does. It's called Hollandale- some really nicely recorded exploratory fingerpicked instrumentals. All on a National resonator, which sounds awesome/immense at times. Some cool sounds and textures added... anyway, may have been overlooked in this thread... It's on Spotify

global tetrahedron, Monday, 15 December 2014 18:59 (six years ago) link

Has this been shared yet? HD video of Tashi playing on WFMU, last September.

vimeo.com/wfmu/review/106853495/6f23ec5808

Neal Cassady, Monday, 15 December 2014 22:28 (six years ago) link

gamelan for guitar

Neal Cassady, Monday, 15 December 2014 22:31 (six years ago) link

awesome

global tetrahedron, Monday, 15 December 2014 22:33 (six years ago) link

Whatever he's got there on the neck is partially under certain strings and on top of others. He accidentally bumps into it at one point and it seems very loose. I thought it was a capo at first. Such crazy sounds coming out of that guitar.

Neal Cassady, Monday, 15 December 2014 22:50 (six years ago) link

Watching the video as I'm commenting, probably not the best idea. Still don't know what that is, even with the close ups.

Neal Cassady, Monday, 15 December 2014 22:52 (six years ago) link

I thought it was a hairclip, it loops round the top string.

ogmor, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 15:19 (six years ago) link

Think Ogmor is right, looks like a large barrette, the cheap kind you can get at CVS etc.

grandavis, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 15:38 (six years ago) link

coupla good tashi things over on the FMA: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tashi_Dorji/

tylerw, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:02 (six years ago) link

for the record here are my fave ilx-brigade kinda things of 2014. the usuals!

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band - Intensity Ghost
Nathan Bowles - Nansemond
Steve Gunn - Way Out Weather
Daniel Bachman - Orange Co. Serenade
William Tyler - Lost Colony
Tashi Dorji - s/t
Don Bikoff - Hallowed Ground
Mike & Cara Gangloff - Black Ribbon of Death, Silver Thread of Life
Alvarius B. / Sir Richard Bishop - If You Don’t Like It … Don’t!
Bill Orcutt - VDSQ
Sir Richard Bishop - VDSQ
Anthony Pasquarosa - VDSQ
Robbie Basho - Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 12 & 6
Smoke Dawson - Fiddle

more singer-songwriter-y things, but joan shelley (feat. nathan salsburg on some tracks) and ryley walker LPs are recommended too!

tylerw, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:05 (six years ago) link

shit i forgot about bikoff

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:13 (six years ago) link

also you might say me and global are slightly excited about playing this show

http://first-avenue.com/event/2015/01/americanprimitive

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:14 (six years ago) link

nice!
yeah, if you ignore the bikoff cover art, it's a really nice record.

tylerw, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:20 (six years ago) link

that amy in quebec track is so close to wine&roses/red pony/approaching of the disco void its almost a cover

ogmor, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:07 (six years ago) link

was watching some fahey live on youtube last night...here's an 81 gig, with apparently Michael Hedges opening (sorry folks no records available didn't get pressed in time)...Fahey is being really smarmy in his banter, the set itself verges from awkward to hypnotic, found his flopping down combover hair kind of distracting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP08Y3DsJvs

this is a 2000 set, he does a lot of dicking around/joking around at the beginning, but about the 7:40 mark on he gets going and it's actually pretty cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5jXrutGt2U

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:11 (six years ago) link

We going the "https:..." route to skip embeds? Not that I don't love opening this thread to shots of Fahey at his weirdest ....

grandavis, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:22 (six years ago) link

oops sorry

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:23 (six years ago) link

A leaner/meaner thread for 2015 I guess. I'll miss the Fahey gut though.

grandavis, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:26 (six years ago) link

Transmissions Fest footage is new to me, awesome. I wish more people openly talked about his later work without full on the talk of "well, I don't know about this, but look at what he used to do." The only thing that I can't fully grasp is the Hitomi material, some of it is played in that Transmissions Fest video. Kinda feel like it goes down easier when you get to watch him play like that, on record is another thing. There is another noodley electric gig on youtube that actually does have a lot of syncopation; and getting to hear old styles on an electric is pretty nice. There aren't many artists that went so far in the other direction, let alone an instance where you get to watch past material with a new technique. Defiantly would rather have had Fahey do all that then not. I dig The Mill Pond lots. It's not too different than some of the stuff that is out there today. Womblife gets so zonked in parts you can't help but grin.

Neal Cassady, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 22:03 (six years ago) link

Loving this Glenn Jones tune, "The Teething Necklace (For John Fahey)"
xxx.youtube.com/watch?v=6qd7pWITPQQ

Neal Cassady, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 22:05 (six years ago) link

Couple things I put together,

John Fahey's Adelphi Sessions, the Dance of Death outtakes. Uploaded as MP3's, posted on my blog:
http://broadcastsfrompoorfarm.tumblr.com/post/105403178308/john-fahey-adelphi-sessions-the-dance-of-death

Scanned my copy of the mail order catalog from Fonotone Records, interesting curio. Includes the numerous early Fahey comps Joe Bussard curated for Fonotone.
http://broadcastsfrompoorfarm.tumblr.com/post/105401770173/fonotone-records-mail-order-catalog-pdf-booklet

I finally put together some new lapstyle material and wanted to share it here. "Blue For al-Watawit of Yashkur" sits as is, in a sorta demo state. I didn't want to forget all the new ideas I've been having, yet also told myself I wouldn't record again until I bought a nice microphone. Of course, I got impatient, so here we are. Before they find a home somewhere, I do want to properly record them.
http://raglore.com/album/blue-for-al-watawit-of-yashkur

Link for the MP3's are posted here,
http://broadcastsfrompoorfarm.tumblr.com/post/105403934713/rag-lore-blue-for-al-watawit-of

Neal Cassady, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 02:51 (six years ago) link

Look forward to checking this stuff out

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:28 (six years ago) link

Cool, thanks Neal! Actually already listened to your "Blue For al-Watawit of Yashkur" tracks (Mr. Avant Ghetto threw them up on twitter yesterday), really enjoyed them. First track sucked me right in, so yeah make a recording you are happy with and I am on board!

grandavis, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 17:57 (six years ago) link

neal - or others - what microphones/mic pres do you guys use? this coming year i need to get serious about recording an album

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 19:11 (six years ago) link

like your new stuff neal

the only Tashi Dorji song on Spotify is a cool little curio, electronic remix featuring his guitar of a song by some psychey dude name Al Lover

http://open.spotify.com/track/2HxzI5VuTvgdbTGolZ7x7G

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:00 (six years ago) link

Thanks dudes, I have always just been using a portable digital Tascam recorder from B&H Photo that I bought a while back. It fits in your pocket so I've used it while out and walking around, but it's not a good choice for recording guitar at this point, I loved it at first bc of how much of an improvement it was over using the internal MacBook mic. I sold my two amps (+all other musical electronics) years ago during collage, which I regret now. As I would like to record traditionally with a mic and amp set up. Either using the sound hole or install a pick up. How about USB mics? Been talked about here before I think. Decent clarity from the models available now?

Neal Cassady, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:34 (six years ago) link

I think the solution is to just meet someone in town with a set up :) - that way I can avoid all of this.

Neal Cassady, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:36 (six years ago) link

I've posted things upthread recorded with the Blue Yeti (120 new but you can def find a ton of these used on ebay, got mine for 80 on craigslist)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=857749&gclid=Cj0KEQiA8MSkBRCP5LaRlcOAusMBEiQAiqldkgFeoLzZuCr_Hg1GQ03TBk1qSggFdqEqo5fQpNn1jLgaAgF98P8HAQ&is=REG&Q=&A=details

you can hear the stuff i've done, which is minimally processed, a bit EQd and maybe compressed slighty with some audicity plugin reverb on it, but overall I'd say USB mics have come a long way

of course, I'm just plotting about how I want to get a USB DAC/Mic pre unit and a better XLR mic so I suppose one is always unsatisfied.

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:38 (six years ago) link

gonna check out yr new thing neal! i've dug the rag lore things i've heard so far.
just got hipped to this thing via soft abuse's twitter -- maybe it was mentioned on the old thread? https://moonbros.bandcamp.com/album/frijolillo - kind of low-key/dreamy/fieldrecording-y/acoustic action. i like it!

tylerw, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:45 (six years ago) link

Neal there is also a USB model of the Blue Spark which is supposed to be great on acoustics

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:48 (six years ago) link

a quick youtube search shows a whole playlist of sandy nassan songs "from a cassette tape given to me in 1979 in Cincinnati, OH" here:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdzs_v4ibdLBp6NgyPikdcA/videos

digging this take on "in my life"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuH8wBsVqVo

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 20 August 2020 16:05 (four months ago) link

BTW, I liked that Sam Weis track enough to pull every instrumental of hers available on Spotify for a playlist. It's good listening.
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7qXRrc51doKRpbHGcNgpYn

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 22 August 2020 18:17 (four months ago) link

oh nice! i didn't think she would be on there. i'm planning on digitizing the LP i have sometime soon

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 22 August 2020 20:08 (four months ago) link

lemme know; would love to hear more!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 22 August 2020 20:13 (four months ago) link

for all you fingerpickers with deep pockets!
https://recordmecca.com/products-page/museum-quality-collectibles/davy-graham-owned-played-martin-d1-guitar-with-full-provenance/

tylerw, Monday, 24 August 2020 21:19 (four months ago) link

Been anticipating this for a while - Matt Sowell - Organize or Die on Feeding Tube

Matt is Philly (knew Jack Rose) now Minneapolis. Great guy, played at 1000 Incarnations Fest. Global and I did a improv trio with him once and we did shows together.

Anyway, for capital-A, capital-P American Primitive I think this will be one of the best this year.

His ability is tremendous and I think his newer songs have really taken a big step forward.

https://feedingtuberecords.com/releases/organize-or-die/

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 21:55 (four months ago) link

Super excited to announce a livestream release show, one week from today, with some very special friends @cirrus_oxide , @SarahLouisemusi and @spiralgalaxies , over on @thrilljockey instagram live. pic.twitter.com/wRi7gvzYMd

— Sally Anne Morgan (@ratbee) September 5, 2020

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 5 September 2020 16:44 (four months ago) link

Went digging for some things to show grandavis and wanted to share here as well.

Richard Youngs & Jack Rose
https://youtu.be/7yojtrmM_78

(2006-04-13, Charlottesville, VA) Jack Rose
https://youtu.be/_nw4makIpQo

Neal Cassady, Monday, 7 September 2020 15:47 (four months ago) link

thanks, neal!!!

tylerw, Monday, 7 September 2020 15:58 (four months ago) link

nice

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 8 September 2020 15:55 (four months ago) link

press release c+p that seems pertinent for y'all

Robbie Basho - Selections from Song of the Avatars : The Lost Master Tapes - Vinyl LP Exclusively Available at Independent Record Stores for Record Store Day (Drop #2), September 26th

Robbie Basho (1940-1986) is widely regarded as one of the progenitors of what's commonly known today as American Primitive guitar. Growing up in Maryland alongside neo-traditional guitar explorers John Fahey and Max Ochs, Basho's path would take a decidedly different turn, bringing Hindi, Indian, Japanese and Native American musical traditions into his work. His albums for Takoma and Vanguard have left an indelible trail of influence across generations of musicians, from William Ackerman and Pete Townshend to Ben Chasny and William Tyler.

Liam Barker first became aware of Basho having purchased Tompkins Square's reissue of Venus in Cancer, released in 2006. This led him on an incredible fact-finding expedition, unraveling the many layers of mystery surrounding Basho's life and death, all deftly compiled and depicted in his documentary film, Voice of the Eagle : The Enigma of Robbie Basho.

During the research process, Barker came across a large cache of unheard Basho tapes recorded throughout his career, ranging roughly from 1965-1985. By arrangement with Basho's Estate and the original custodians of the tapes, Tompkins Square is set to release Song of the Avatars : The Lost Master Tapes, a 5CD set of previously unreleased material, on December 4th, 2020. The set includes notes by Barker, Henry Kaiser, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Glenn Jones and Richard Osborn, as well as many unseen photographs.

Selections from Song of the Avatars : The Lost Master Tapes vinyl LP will be exclusively available at independent record stores worldwide on September 26th. The best way to obtain a copy is to ask your favorite record store in advance if they plan to carry the set.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 16:27 (four months ago) link

oh wow

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 21:38 (four months ago) link

J.H. Guraj
https://mapledeathrecords.bandcamp.com/album/introspection-migration
midway through this album and it seems to fit the bill. nice artwork too:
https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4288490318_16.jpg

ergonomic cher (P. Flick), Friday, 18 September 2020 15:30 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Just bought Useful Histories. I'm liking this a lot. The long drone in "I Am John Titor" is fantastic.

The nexus of the crisis and the origin of storms (Sund4r), Saturday, 3 October 2020 02:21 (three months ago) link

B)

thank you! that's mostly an electro harmonix freeze pedal and some manual processing with some other cheap fx pedals

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 3 October 2020 16:13 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://soundcloud.com/tompkinssquare/american-sunday

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:48 (two months ago) link

^track from that new basho box set

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:48 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I think youtube was down for a bit tonight, I uploaded this a couple hours ago but seems to be playing fine for me now. Anyway, I have been thinking about this live Bachman boot since I heard it in 2010, I think this Shea Stadium recording one of the first things NPR featured of his. I'd never had any luck trying to track it down again, whenever I would go to google to find it. Had a bit of a break last night though when combing through the venue's archive on soundcloud.

Maybe it's just the one-off quality of what he did here or it's the slight personal connection I have with it, I'm not sure... but it is good and interesting regardless. It was a couple months later that I was at his apt and we were having a convo about how good the recently released (at the time) Gunn-Truscinski "Sand City" album was. I think I had brought up how I heard this live recording of his and how nice the sound was with the drums. There was something about it he didn't think was working... the overlap in approach to what Gunn-Truscinski were doing, the odd vocal technique of wearing a ring of contact (?) mics around his neck, I can't remember all the details. Whatever the case I still wish he had done more in this direction. His electric playing is really nice whenever you come across it. We were also both big into the first Teeth Mountain LP at the time, something about this recording reminds me of that as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8erDs3txls

Neal Cassady, Thursday, 12 November 2020 02:09 (two months ago) link

awesome thanks neil

Wonder Twin Powers Activate:

https://music.mxdwn.com/2020/11/11/news/marisa-anderson-william-tyler-team-up-and-sign-to-thrill-jockey-and-announce-plans-for-new-album-in-2021/

pretty excited

with ogmor was here to diss wm tyler :(

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 November 2020 18:09 (two months ago) link

nice, haven't heard that bachman! his upcoming three lobed double lp is HEAVY.

anderson / tyler duo is an interesting idea — kinda different players, but I'm sure they've figured out something cool.

New Nick Jonah Davies is really nice: https://nickjonahdavis.bandcamp.com/album/when-the-sun-came

tylerw, Thursday, 12 November 2020 18:12 (two months ago) link

tbh for being 2 of my favorite currently active musicians, I didn't love the Marissa Anderson/Jim White thing as much as I wanted to

something about their approached to music didn't seem to click together for me

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 November 2020 18:14 (two months ago) link

Maybe Anderson will help Tyler loosen up a bit.

Evan, Thursday, 12 November 2020 18:15 (two months ago) link

There's a really cool feature on Anderson in Liz Harris's (Grouper) zine Presence that came out in the last couple of months. Marisa's life is almost too unconventional/hip to believe. Just this perfectly idealized authentic cool artist upbringing. Fascinating though!

Evan, Thursday, 12 November 2020 18:19 (two months ago) link

xxp I agree, that record sounded totally improvised to me, and not in a g good way

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Thursday, 12 November 2020 18:22 (two months ago) link

i think it has its moments for sure but I might've liked the live tape I heard of them more ...

tylerw, Thursday, 12 November 2020 18:29 (two months ago) link

I think part of it was I got myself too hyped on it when it was announced

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 November 2020 18:32 (two months ago) link

same, and understandable!

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Thursday, 12 November 2020 19:56 (two months ago) link

Just now saw this (email sent this morning, so short notice at best oh well)

A Guitar Assembly
Marisa Anderson, William Tyler, Yasmin Williams
Friday, November 20 | 8pm (eastern)
Marisa Anderson, William Tyler, and Yasmin Williams — three of today’s most creative guitarists — gather for filming at the Loghaven Artist Residency. Performing solo, duo, and trio at this bucolic South Knoxville site, the musicians each showcase their unique musical vision on the instrument and then come together in collaboration.

BUY TICKETS https://boxoffice.mandolin.com/collections/a-guitar-assembly

The stream will be hosted on Mandolin.com. Tickets are $14 (plus service charges) in advance and $16 (plus service charges) on the day of show. For those unable to watch the initial stream, it will be available on replay for 48 hours after the initial stream. (Note: tickets may only be purchased, however, before or during the initial broadcast.)

dow, Friday, 20 November 2020 04:04 (one month ago) link

I’m a total dilettante when it comes to this stuff but the new Gwenifer Raymond is sounding really good right now.

pomenitul, Thursday, 26 November 2020 22:57 (one month ago) link

William is usually a (veteran) classical player and composer but he did this steel-string AmPriv-inspired album that I've been enjoying: https://williambeauvais1.bandcamp.com/releases

actually-very-convincing (Sund4r), Sunday, 6 December 2020 22:33 (one month ago) link

some nice fahey-esque christmas arrangements

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0EjbbvkQqA

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 6 December 2020 22:55 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

i'm a christmas fool and i'm really liking Yule Chime by Josh Kimbrough:
https://tompkinssquare.bandcamp.com/album/yule-chime

here 1st (roxymuzak), Thursday, 24 December 2020 20:00 (three weeks ago) link

oh cool
been listening to Fahey's xmas record, annual tradition

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 24 December 2020 20:07 (three weeks ago) link

yeah, yule chime is super nice!

this one doesn't seem to be streaming, but it is a nice takoma christmas thing: https://www.blackeditionsgroup.com/product-page/anthony-pasquarosa-magic-and-warmth-at-christmastime-lp

tylerw, Thursday, 24 December 2020 20:08 (three weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Ahem. I put this on the other thread originally.

I'm basically blaming this thread for not alerting me to the gorgeous new Nathan Salsburg albums. Slowly letting volume 2 wash over me right now. It's sort of a homage to Leyland Kirby, using the ghosts of his vast collection of 78s as a bed for some very minimal guitar explorations. Flailing around for comparisons but in tone and emotional valence it has some similarities with Bruce Langhorne's Hired Hand.

Vinyl already sold out, natch.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Friday, 8 January 2021 09:12 (one week ago) link

thanks for the heads up. have had little to no energy so have barely listened to any music the past 8 months. not great but i cant help it

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 03:36 (five days ago) link

Thanks for the rec Chinaski, that sounds very promising! One in return: the new Matt LaJoie, 'Paraclete Tongue', is beautiful. It's not even his first album of the year though, I can't believe how prolific he is. But it's def hits the "ringing guitarscapes sweet spot", as you so aptly described him before!

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 10:29 (five days ago) link

matt lajoie is terrific

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 15:12 (five days ago) link

highly recommend this bandcamp thing of ilyas ahmed acoustic/electric solo guitar improvs ...
https://ilyasahmed.bandcamp.com/track/how-to-transform-into-complete-total-silence

tylerw, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 15:27 (five days ago) link

Sorry you're feeling so listless global. Are you still playing?

Matt LaJoie is indeed fab. Will check his new one for sure - cheers LBI.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:47 (five days ago) link

Ah man, Kandlebright Grotto off the new Matt LaJoie is just the thing.

https://flowerroomrecords.bandcamp.com/track/kandelbright-grotto

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:09 (five days ago) link

Sorry you're feeling so listless global. Are you still playing?

haha no. glad i have a satisfying and good job and am not sick, about what i can be proud of right now

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:35 (five days ago) link

You can be damn proud of that album you put out last year. It remains fuckin' great!

alpine static, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 19:19 (five days ago) link

xpost we got a video dropping soon! 🔥🔥🔥

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 19:21 (five days ago) link

Oh wow, Salsburg's 'Landwerk' is right up my street, thanks so much Chinaski!

Bit embarrassed to ask this, I did try to find it in the thread (but it's a long thread that crashes my phone), but can anyone link to Global T.'s masterpiece? Would love to hear it!

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 10:06 (four days ago) link

new dean mcphee, nice video if you like to see a man siting on a hilltop playing a tele

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j_5Lw-RNSM

kites aren't fun (NickB), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 10:10 (four days ago) link

Cheers!

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 14:29 (four days ago) link

Listening and enjoying very much - thanks for the link!

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 15:18 (four days ago) link

thanks y'all! fwiw this one leans more heavily on the acoustic/'american primitive' end of things

https://dyingforbadmusic.bandcamp.com/album/unblinking-sun

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:29 (four days ago) link


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