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 (four 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 (four years ago) link

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

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

lol no worries there

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

Kee An

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

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

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

yes, exactly!

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

haha apparently lots of blog posters and show hosters feel the need to lay this to rest too:

Neal Cassady, Monday, 15 December 2014 15:39 (four 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:

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

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

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

gamelan for guitar

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


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

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

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

coupla good tashi things over on the FMA:

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

shit i forgot about bikoff

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

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

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

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

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

was watching some fahey live on youtube last'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

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

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

oops sorry

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

Loving this Glenn Jones tune, "The Teething Necklace (For John Fahey)"

Neal Cassady, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 22:05 (four 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:

Scanned my copy of the mail order catalog from Fonotone Records, interesting curio. Includes the numerous early Fahey comps Joe Bussard curated for Fonotone.

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.

Link for the MP3's are posted here,

Neal Cassady, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 02:51 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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

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

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 (four 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? - kind of low-key/dreamy/fieldrecording-y/acoustic action. i like it!

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

He's got a solid album on spotify; digging it!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 17:12 (two months ago) link

Just put up a set of mine that is a duo improv with Jon Collin. Jon definitely touches more on this thread than I do (I am a big fan and love all of his playing, but some of it is more adjacent to here than the rest). For those who have been on this journey with me for a while you may get a kick out of it. Definitely goes "out" but I am really happy with it, cool to get to play with Jon. My set above with Jordan Perry is probably more most folks speed though. A lot of straight guitar playing on that one. But yeah, have at it if this kinda thing is interesting to you. Promise not to bomb the thread with more stuff for some time, just thought these particular sets were cool (as everyone should go check out Jordan and Jon's work if you aren't familiar):

grandavis, Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:52 (two months ago) link

Also, that UMS tune from the DFBM mix is sounding really nice on a sunny day over here. Nice to see it rolled out with such good company.

grandavis, Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:54 (two months ago) link

always like to hear what folks are up to

thanks! appreciate it :) it's incredible how marcus tracks all these random soundcloud ppl down alongside with more known ppl like bikoff etc

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:56 (two months ago) link

Yeah Marcus rules. Dedicated and always digs up something cool I have never heard before.

grandavis, Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:45 (two months ago) link

gonna try to rep the peter lang 'dharma blues' with some bade cover art and some truly loathsome DI'd yamaha acoustic pickup sound going. actually some great stuff on it, his chops are hot, the songwriting is great, and if you can overlook the CDR digipak feel to the whole thing there are things to love here.

he's one of the most melodic of these original takoma geniuses. he had to stop doing music professionally in the 80s and went to be a computer animator/programmer i think? i'd love to read more about what these sorts of guys getting resurrected musically on tompkins square and whatnot did for their non-musical lives. i'm sure it's fantastic for them to get a little late-life appreciation, not that lang was ever super obscure as far as these things go. outside of the people who read this thread though he kind of is

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 9 May 2019 06:00 (two months ago) link

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 9 May 2019 06:00 (two months ago) link

Finally bought the Sarah Louise in lossless and it's beautiful. Looking forward to seeing her in a couple of weeks.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Sunday, 12 May 2019 02:20 (two months ago) link

not normally one to plug my own stuff, but can break the news that I have an LP coming on a very cool psych label in Virgina:

here are some teasers of the sleeve art, pretty excited. i wish i could share the rest of the art because they did awesome work, but there will be plenty of time. no firm date on release yet

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:19 (two months ago) link

That's awesome! Looking forward to it overall.

Evan, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:18 (two months ago) link

that rules, sunrise ocean bender is a great label

adam, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:51 (two months ago) link

That’s awesome. Play in Chicago and let me (and whoever I can put together) open for you! 😀

Tell u what, if/when I have stuff to plug please believe I will be plugging it

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:56 (two months ago) link

fuck yeah that looks great

ogmor, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:27 (two months ago) link

very exciting brigade cru news : )

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:30 (two months ago) link

yeah global! congrats, psyched to hear it.

tylerw, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:39 (two months ago) link

That's awesome! Can't wait to hear it.

Really digging that Kinloch Nelson album right now, that almost Neil Young vibe it strikes on a few songs is right up my alley.

Also really excited to dig into a recent (unexpected) Fahey find. I was browsing around Barnes & Noble over the weekend, idly flipping through the CD racks and found a copy of God, Time and Causality.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:59 (two months ago) link

just saw that nyc taper has a recent kinloch nelson show to check out:

tylerw, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 22:08 (two months ago) link

global's album is so good I'm excited for you all to hear it. *spoilers* while it varies quite a bit over the album the sound is consistently subtly gorgeous, the textures well-worn to perfection; it's an incredibly comfortable and familiar album to inhabit, and it's tied together with a lot of tasty delay, but he pulls off the all-time #1 trick of covering a lot of ground and incorporating a lot of different streams while sounding more & more like himself. there's one big uncanny dance of the inhabitants>>?????? moment of sublime transcendence which feels like your brain folding in on itself that has been v pleasantly haunting my thoughts ever since I heard it

ogmor, Thursday, 16 May 2019 09:18 (two months ago) link

congrats tetraglobs, fine news indeed

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Thursday, 16 May 2019 11:43 (two months ago) link

Going to see Sarah Louise tonight.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Saturday, 25 May 2019 18:19 (one month ago) link


All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Saturday, 25 May 2019 18:42 (one month ago) link

Yeah, should be good. I like the few tracks I've sampled.

jmm, Saturday, 25 May 2019 18:53 (one month ago) link

Very psyched to hear Global's record. Thanks for that rundown Ogmor, a good primer (pretty much all sounds exactly up my alley).

grandavis, Saturday, 25 May 2019 19:25 (one month ago) link


All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Sunday, 26 May 2019 13:32 (one month ago) link

I liked Lang's "Lost on the Chainbridge Road" a lot.

Also, Sarah Louise was lovely. More singing and keyboards than I expected. Really nice washed-out 12-string electric sound.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Sunday, 26 May 2019 13:44 (one month ago) link

New House and Land song is v nice.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Monday, 27 May 2019 03:55 (one month ago) link

a little roundup of some recent/recommended items —

tylerw, Friday, 31 May 2019 18:05 (one month ago) link

That roundup was nice Tyler. A couple of favorites and some new ones too. Obviously I am a Jon Collin fan (as per one of my recent posts) but also I can take all of that kinda M. Morley action that he can put out. I like this mode of his way more than the solo drone records he's been doing lately (which are fine but not this compelling imo). I mean, as a Dead C fan I am wired for it, but that distilled and simplified version really really works for me. You also do a good job of concisely summing up why!

grandavis, Friday, 31 May 2019 18:52 (one month ago) link

yeah the morley seemed kinda underwhelming at first, but i think it might be my fave out of all of those now ... he's doing ... something!

tylerw, Friday, 31 May 2019 19:35 (one month ago) link

His playing just contains a heavy gravitational pull, whether blasted into the void a la Dead C or more quietly floated out, al la this solo release. The key elements remain and operate on my brain in ways I am super into. I imagine it is not for everyone, but those it works for probably all get similar things out of it.

grandavis, Friday, 31 May 2019 19:39 (one month ago) link

with a bit of time and distance, i think the alexander LP and Sarah Louise's VDSQ release are the best acoustic albums of the last decade.

i don't know if i actually think this but if you haven't listened you are missing out, masters of control and composition

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 8 June 2019 19:03 (one month ago) link

I'd throw Glenn Jones's My Garden State in there, never tire of those songs

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 8 June 2019 19:35 (one month ago) link

Agree with those sentiments. A) Glenn really nailed it on that album, I can't think of many records like that where the songs get stuck in my head for days and yet the record retains mystery and surprise for me. B) Both the Alexander and Sara Louise VDSQ records are two of my favorites in this realm for sure.

I am lucky in that I am buddies with David (aka Alexander) and have gotten to see him play a bunch over the years, but for like the first 3 years I knew him I had no idea he even played acoustic guitar hah hah, I only saw him play in his droney improv band Nagual. Was blown away the first time I saw him, and then yeah that record rules. That control and composition aspect is key, both of them managing to use the tools but not really sound exactly like any one player I can think of when listening to them. It is always make fun of David's lack of song titles when he plays, cause like they are all untitled/numbered, so you can't intelligently talk about any of them other than to remember what number the track was on the particular album in question.

grandavis, Saturday, 8 June 2019 20:27 (one month ago) link

Yeah My Garden State is the album where the constant remixing of his choice guitar patterns finally coalesced into some incredibly tight melodies. That album never gets old.

For me Matthew Mullane VDSQ is also one of the best of the decade

Evan, Sunday, 9 June 2019 06:09 (one month ago) link

The Isasa album from that Aquarium Drunkard link is very nice. Feels a little stronger melodically than some of this stuff can be at times.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 13:12 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

the new jake xerxes fussell is really great and introduced me to his previous two, which are even better. his arrangements and voice are so comforting and warm. great lazy summer evening listens.

oiocha, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 16:57 (two weeks ago) link

yeah he's good!

this thing is nice:

tylerw, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 17:01 (two weeks ago) link

JXF's What in the Natural World is great, haven't heard the new one

got to see him open for Joan Shelley in front of about 25 ppl and was instantly charmed

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:16 (two weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

anyone read that White Tears book from last year? I didn't think it was particularly great, but it did deal with some of that overall mentality.

― tylerw, Friday, October 19, 2018 3:42 PM (eight months ago)

Just read that White Tears novel . Flawed but it does make some good points re how some collectors are...

curmudgeon, Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:36 (yesterday) link

i liked it....goes a bit off the rails but man he gets the details of the 78s weirdos down really good

this was just posted on FB, Charlie Schmidt's set of adaptations of Fahey songs at 1000 Incarnations of the Rose
this is really beautiful, as global said it felt the closest to seeing Fahey live as you could get, without being just slavish imitaion

Hey how was the Ilx all stars show?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 18 July 2019 19:33 (yesterday) link

it went really well!
felt good for a first show
the forsyth lineup might been my fav ever, had a more minimal Chicago rock vibe

we should have a recording of it soon

i missed the forsyth show when they came through chicago and was bummed bc of the lineup. i haven't met a jaime fennelly musical endeavor that i haven't liked. the mind over mirrors performance at the MCA was esp memorable

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 18 July 2019 20:24 (yesterday) link

talk about lineups, geez louise

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 18 July 2019 20:25 (yesterday) link

show was a blast, so fun, felt great

and yeah schmidt explores new contexts of fahey's stuff and embodies the material with unique vigor, which is a totally fahey thing to do. i can see why fahey used him as his mimic for a few tracks

jamie said he was letting mind over mirrors sit for a little while after bellowing sun, i can see why- that is definitely the peak and of everything he had done prior seemed to be leading to that. his additions to the band were subtle but great (maybe partially due to the sound system at the venue but it settled in after a bit)

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 18 July 2019 20:37 (yesterday) link

it was great, doug is such a great bassist him and arif from brokeback on drums gave it an almost krauty, motorik feel instead of classic rock

if i had one complaint is that the PA set up was vocals only, so nothing was mic'd and i wish i could have heard the keyboards better, he seemed to be doing some really cool stuff and i wished it would have cut through more

i'm sure it's relaxing to play a more supporting role/have a break after that -- it was a huge endeavor!

my only gripe about the show here is that the lineup (as advertised) provided 0 women the opportunity to be heard and seen playing music.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 18 July 2019 20:45 (yesterday) link

neither did ours tbh :/

smh :(

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 18 July 2019 21:09 (yesterday) link

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