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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 13 December 2014 20:36 (two years ago) Permalink

lol no worries there

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

vigetable (La Lechera), Monday, 15 December 2014 15:20 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

Kee An

tylerw, Monday, 15 December 2014 15:26 (two years ago) Permalink

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

tylerw, Monday, 15 December 2014 15:27 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

yes, exactly!

tylerw, Monday, 15 December 2014 15:34 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

gamelan for guitar

Neal Cassady, Monday, 15 December 2014 22:31 (two years ago) Permalink

awesome

global tetrahedron, Monday, 15 December 2014 22:33 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

ogmor, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 15:19 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

tylerw, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:02 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

shit i forgot about bikoff

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

tylerw, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:20 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

oops sorry

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

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

grandavis, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:26 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

Look forward to checking this stuff out

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

Evan, that sounds amazing

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 31 May 2017 11:02 (four weeks ago) Permalink

ooh yeah, that does sound good

tylerw, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 14:55 (four weeks ago) Permalink

He told me all about it unprompted in an email, so hopefully he'll be OK with me sharing more details here.

Evan, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 15:01 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Drag City newsletter again:

Meg Baird Heads Out With Lee Renaldo and Steve Gunn

AH, yes, it's a brand new month and another season on earth! Given today's climate, who knows how many more seasons we've got but that's all the more reason to ACT NOW and join Meg Baird for some upcoming shows! That's right, Meg's got a loaded six string on her back and is headed down the southeast corridor of these fine fifty states stopping in cities like Richmond and Atlanta before looping west towards Texas! Meg's carefully constructed ballads are brimming with vibrancy, taking you down the traditional sandstone that folk is built upon and the simultaneous empathy and entertainment it can provide with pristine musical companionship. Riding alongside Steve Gunn and Lee Ranaldo for all of the dates below, expect nights of pure, spring bliss at each and every show!

6/13/17 The Broadberry Richmond VA
6/14/17 Arts Center of Carrboro Carrboro NC
6/15/17 40 Watt Club Athens GA
6/16/17 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta GA
6/17/17 Saturn Birmingham AL
6/18/17 Gasa Gasa New Orleans LA
6/19/17 White Oak Music Hall Houston TX
6/20/17 Sons Of Hermann Hall Dallas TX
6/23/17 Proud Larry's Oxford MS
6/24/17 The Anchor Fellowsh

All dates with Lee Ranaldo and Steve Gunn!
(dunno if they're playing back-up for her only or at all, solo sets only or as well etc)

dow, Saturday, 3 June 2017 04:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Just saw Joan Shelley & Nathan Salsberg w Jake Xerexes Fussel opening

Great show, taped it on my portable. Tascam, will clean it up and post it but yeah wow you should see this tour if you get a chance

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 3 June 2017 04:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

glenn jones/matthew azevedo LP 'waterworks' is really great... the musique concrete bits work really well

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah it's great

Also great: new Hayden Pendigo - Greetings from Amarillo

really cool meditative guitarwork, reminds me a bit of Danny Paul Grody's rural new ageism, then more ambient tracks that recall Popul Vuh's more pastoral moments or even Tangerine Dream if they were from TX

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

gotta get that jones LP! yeah, I like pedigo's new one.
re-recommending the Elkhorn LP - the coltrane cover is surprisingly successful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9F-hcrPBrA

really been enjoying that forthcoming Orcutt LP too -- his "Old Man River" is one for the ages!

tylerw, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i saw a facebook comment from hayden pendigo on something that roy montgomery posted about daniel fichescher where he posted a vid of himself playing vuh-style. it reminded me that some people have no reservations posting unsolicited videos of themselves playing!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oops missing an L in Fichelscher but you know what i meant

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

do you think it's rude or just not something you are accustomed to doing yourself? (also, did you go to horse lords this weekend?!?)

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 18:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

both (though not rude necessarily, just quite forward on Roy Montgomery's facebook page, and definitely not something I would do myself)

i did!!! the place was packed for the second opening act, but all those people spilled out and we went in. i was right directly in the front and it was extremely enjoyable. they didn't play the song i wanted to hear from the mixtape iV, but it was super long and probably edited together. which brings me to this point: they seem CANnier every time I see them. People were going bananas dancing too. made me want a cowbell and rototoms, haha!! looks like they aren't that expensive either...

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 19:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

they're so crazy good, like an ideal band for me in many ways... would love to see them

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 19:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i think they came thru mpls once and i missed them :(

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 19:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it was my third time!
haven't been disappointed yet

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 19:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah horse lords rule massively live, great nyc set from the other week: http://www.nyctaper.com/2017/06/horse-lords-june-4-2017-sunnyvale/

adam, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this is a funny thread for a horse lords convo to break out on but the more the merrier i say

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

eh i know a lot of folk in thread enjoy em

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah chris forsyth has a new jam out today -- he doesn't reallllly fit in w/ the fahey world (for the most part) but what the heck: http://www.npr.org/2017/06/13/532600182/songs-we-love-chris-forsyth-the-solar-motel-band-dreaming-in-the-non-dream

tylerw, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this is a funny thread for a horse lords convo to break out on but the more the merrier i say

otm and thanks for the link, adam

sleeve, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

forsyth has always been a thread staple imo

(also his earlier stuff before he went all television fits pretty well)

<3 solar motel band

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah if we're just going with 21st Century (Mostly) Instrumental Guitar Stuff he fits in fine. new song is awesome.

tylerw, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

horse lords guitarist uses fingerpicks so there

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

NO YOU MAY NOT DISCUSS THEM HERE

tylerw, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

William Tyler apparently is on a forthcoming Forsyth live cassette!

Evan, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp he also chews a toothpick

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

no he has older stuff that is way more in line!! i won't be bullied by early chris forsyth truthers!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLhZanAf2Gk

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

horse lords i admit are a perversion of common decency and the social mores of the post fahey thread but i like them

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

haha, i'm just kidding you guys here -- the more eclectic the better, i says.

tylerw, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

actually maybe this is of thread interest -- the night before i saw heather leigh and peter brötzmann and they were great. her guitar playing was super interesting to watch (her hands in particular) and sounded really cool. lots of pedals on the pedal steel. brötzmann brötzmanned as he does. they played for an hour!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah cbesinger played me a heather leigh pedal steel album, so good

that show sounds amazing

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

they set up on the floor! i was like 2 feet from her, maybe 10 from him and i had to move and sit behind them. it was intense!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, i'd like to see them play! all for more adventurous pedal steel stuff

tylerw, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

new forsyth song reminds me a little bit of the longer cavern of antimatter material

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

when i saw leigh and brotzmann last week a) it was super awesome but b) it kinda felt a couple times like heather was setting him up to just go off and level the place last exit style but he didn't, stayed (reasonably) tuneful and restrained.

i couldn't really see her (bad folding-chair type venue) but achieving a brotzmannian level of shabbiness in my old age is like #1 goal now

adam, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 13:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

So this Chuck Johnson ambient pedal steel album hits stores soon, right? I need it! Was going to just pick it up at a local shop if I could.

Evan, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

think it came out last week? beautiful record.

tylerw, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lanois's ambient pedal steel record from last year is great too
ambient pedal steel is as hot as lil yachty

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 20:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah cbesinger played me a heather leigh pedal steel album, so good

that show sounds amazing

― Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, June 13, 2017 4:11 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah I rep hard for her solo record I Abused Animal love it. I kind wish she sang as well when playing with Brotzmann, esp cuz I love hearing Brotz against a wide, expressive voice, a la Haino, but so the two Brotzmann/Leigh records are absolutely some of my most favorite music of late. He really has found a new gear I think playing with her. When I saw them last yr he uncorked an amazing flurry of notes that could have been fucking David Sanborn they were so smooth & pretty and then dipped back into his raw tone. So fucking good.

And yes Brotzmann is an underrated fashion icon.

Ok end wind instrument rant, as you were -X CB

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 20:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sarah louise/sally anne morgan project House and Land out tomorrow!

https://sarahlouise.bandcamp.com/album/house-and-land

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 15 June 2017 18:34 (one week ago) Permalink

House And Land is not what I expected, vocal-heavy with minimal guitar work

sleeve, Friday, 16 June 2017 01:32 (one week ago) Permalink

I think it's quite wonderful, Kossoy sisters gone microtonal

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 22 June 2017 20:13 (six days ago) Permalink

Surprised by how much I enjoyed it on first listen.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Sunday, 25 June 2017 19:26 (three days ago) Permalink

it veers into the drone/avant territory so subtly. wasn't a fan of sally morgan's vocals on the releases with mike gangloff but they work really well here.

global tetrahedron, Monday, 26 June 2017 16:32 (two days ago) Permalink

Dig the House and Land record a lot. Good stuff. Really enjoying what I have heard of the new Orcutt as well.

grandavis, Monday, 26 June 2017 16:36 (two days ago) Permalink

Couple of nice guitar-based releases on Cabin Floor Esoterica just came out.

Rootless (good analogy is maybe Danny Paul Grody side of acoustic action, but need to listen a bit more to drive the larger picture): https://cabinflooresoterica.bandcamp.com/album/cfe-66-sculptures-deep-within-the-cave

grandavis, Monday, 26 June 2017 16:48 (two days ago) Permalink

East of the Valley Blues: https://cabinflooresoterica.bandcamp.com/album/cfe-63-rivereto-de-konscio

Duo of brothers who improvise on acoustic guitar. Has a pretty free flowing minimal approach but gets into some cool interplay. Really into the sound generally, and they hit some real sweet spots.

grandavis, Monday, 26 June 2017 16:50 (two days ago) Permalink

east of the valley blues is great, would like to hear more stuff like this- not a ton of americana signifiers but still fits here well

global tetrahedron, Monday, 26 June 2017 20:42 (two days ago) Permalink

Yeah, I am really into it. Their previous record is really good too.

grandavis, Monday, 26 June 2017 21:21 (two days ago) Permalink


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