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

this was one of the more inspired bills in town recently:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD6edoWqPJY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BbQJ1_HYLk

scott seward, Saturday, 28 October 2017 14:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Dredd Foole! Good to know he's still at it. I wrote briefly about a good DF album one tyme---whole round-up's brief, and others in here also pertain to this thread in their own peculiar ways:

Barred Bards
Rebels with inner cause: O death where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling?

by Don Allred
October 31st, 2005 4:36 PM Issue 44 Village Voice

Dylan's friend Blind Arvella Gray
photo: Conjuroo Recordings
COB
Moyshe McStiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart
Radioactive

A Taste of Ra
A Taste of Ra
Hapna

Dredd Foole
A Long Losing Battle With Eloquence and Intimance
Ecstatic Yod

Blind Arvella Gray
The Singing Drifter
Conjuroo

In the summer of 1971, COB, Clive's Original Band, led by Clive Palmer,
dropout co-founder of the Incredible String Band, descended through dogpaths of
Cornwall and into a London studio: barefoot buskers, shaking from their knapsack
the likes of cannily enigmatic "Lion of Judah," which darts across the parade
route of all orthodoxies. Meanwhile, the soulful "Chain of Love" has its own
karmic seeds to burn.

A Taste of Ra is the self-titled album of a certain pseudonymous Swede. (I
suspect the Dungen dude.) It's an in-joke on "acid folk," with someone shuffling
around his kitchen, talking and laughing under his breath. Eventually, we get
angelic Harpo Marxworthy string effects and dust-disturbing falsetto
vibrations, as if he's channeling St. Tiny of Tim, out of the Wilde Blue Yonder.
Recommended!

New England's Dredd Foole (Dan Ireton) used to lead a tribe called the Din,
which sometimes included emissaries from Boston noise kings Mission of Burma. As
presented by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Forced Exposure's Byron Coley, the
Foole, armed now only with mostly non-noisy vocals and solo guitar, does indeed
fight A Long Losing Battle With Eloquence and Intimance (sic), and listeners
win. He's the bard of the barred and scarred, the ones who pay the toll and the
troll. The Unrepentant, Baby!

1972's (expanded) The Singing Drifter is the only album by Arvella Gray, to
whom Bob Dylan attributed "He Was a Friend of Mine," which Gray himself never
recorded. Here, he sometimes drifts too far, yet usually manages to re-engage,
as a blind Windy City street singer had better. His voice and Dobro urge blues and gospel
into a glistening, steely maze of grace. Startling, but they don't call it
"faith" for nothing. (Or even so.)

dow, Saturday, 28 October 2017 15:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

nice, dow!

scott seward, are you ZEBU... who is zebu? and why does it feel like i have been watching their uploads for close to 8 or 9 years now :)

Neal Cassady, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 02:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Wow, tons of action here. Glad to see folks getting into the Alexander tunes, a super good guy and one of my favorites. Also a pretty young player, will be interesting to see where he takes it. Definitely grabbing that LP, have been into all the tapes.

Haven't done this in a while, but I have actually played a couple of live sets with Alexander (well, his duo Nagual w/ Ian McColm) that were a real blast to play. Have a recording of the one from earlier this year:

https://grand-banks.bandcamp.com/track/grand-banks-nagual-live-collaboration-2-15-2017-2

Fair warning, it is all electric. Pretty happy with it though, three guitars going from meditative/pastoral to more overt moves. A fun night (Bachman also played on the bill).

grandavis, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 12:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Also, just set up shows for Glenn Jones and Jon Collin here in Charlottesville at a really low-key, small, and quiet room. Pretty excited about both.

I mean, Glenn is the best and I haven't seen him in several years, so it is very cool that he is coming back, but I am pretty into J. Collin right now. His playing is full of minor gestures and stately tone explorations, while keeping everything tactile and engaging, and it is scratching a very particular itch for me.

So yeah, if you are looking for a reason to hit up central Virginia both shows are in the same week! Glenn on Nov. 12 and J. Collin on Nov. 15.

grandavis, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 12:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

digging this grand bankz jawn

grandavis - is this the jon collin?

https://soundcloud.com/j-collin

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 14:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

nice, looking forward to checking out the new grand banks ... and that's awesome about the Glenn Jones/Jon Collin gig. make sure to get the scoop on any new Jones joints ... I think I read he has a new one coming out early next year?

checked out the new east of the valley blues — it is awesome, love what those guys are doing.

tylerw, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Tell him Evan (from the West Island wedding) says hi!

Shit- I need to get back to him, actually. Maybe I can share some of his news about his new material and that exhaustive compilation he's curating.

Evan, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

oh right! that american primitive overview he mentioned? anyone know what label he's doing that for? dust to digital?

tylerw, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks UMS, I am fond of that set for sure. Ian and David (aka Alexander) are great players and improvisers, so a lot of fun to play with.

That is indeed the same Jon Collin. He has a cool label called Winebox Press as well, and releases stuff with other labels here and there.

https://wineboxpress.bandcamp.com/

https://earlymusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-nature

Definitely my kind of thing and not for everyone (some folks find him boring), but I really dig his approach.

grandavis, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe I can share some of his news about his new material and that exhaustive compilation he's curating.

― Evan, Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:14 AM (nineteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh right! that american primitive overview he mentioned? anyone know what label he's doing that for? dust to digital?

― tylerw, Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:18 AM (fifteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

wait what?

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Have seen folks mentioning new songs Glenn has been playing on tour, and think he has even alluded to having the recording all lined up, so seems like a new record is not too far down the line. Also seen him suggest there are lots of things in the works, and yeah that sounds excellent.

Evan, I will throw that out there. Sure he will be psyched.

grandavis, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

He never mentioned the label looking back...

Here's the title:

The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose: An Introduction to American Primitive Guitar & Banjo, 1963-1974

He said:

"As I say, the material is from both the Takoma and Vanguard vaults and there will be a few things on it that haven't been been reissued before. It'll be a double LP / 78+ minute CD, and with any luck it'll be out before the end of the year."

He never told me to keep this info between us and was happy to share the details with me, so let me ask him if it's OK to go into more detail.

Evan, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

here's what he said earlier this month:

"This past Saturday Laura Baird and I finished recording my next album for Thrill Jockey at Forest Hill Farm, Allentown, NJ, where we did *My Garden State* a few years ago. We were there just under a week. Ten tracks, most written over the past two years, including three for 12-string guitar, plus the first ever collaboration between Laura and I, knocked together in the studio, and which I just love to pieces! I couldn't be happier with the results. Next step is for Matthew Azevedo and I to edit, EQ and sequence the tracks at his studio in Providence, RI, and turn the whole magilllah into an album."

and then re: the american primitive thing:

"I recently wrote a 6500 word essay (for a project that I'm not allowed to announce yet!) that attempts to wrestle with the American Primitive term, its origins, what defines it, etc. It's certainly not the last word on the genre, but I like to think it may be the the first word -- my reflections after 45+ years of thinking about this music. (I'll tell you more when the project is closer to release.)"

tylerw, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xp oh nice — thanks for that info evan!

tylerw, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Given what you just posted please keep quiet on that release title, then. He never told me he wasn't allowed to "announce" it so out of respect let's wait until he clarifies. I'm writing him back now.

Evan, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, no prob — that must've been back this summer ...

tylerw, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 16:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"scott seward, are you ZEBU... who is zebu?"

zebu is ted from feeding tube. and also the name of one of his groups.

scott seward, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 16:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

came across Fahey (bootleg?) - Azalea City and Other Toxic Nostalgia, must've downloaded it from a link on one of these threads

says it's from 90? Kinda interesting period, I think he's dealing with his diminishing facility in a pretty great way on this, very hypnotic and midtempo stuff, esp. Banjo Street, Springtime in Azalea City and Our Lady of Sorrows...what year in the 90s did he take the left turn into NNCK land?

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

IMO that would be 1997, the year he released City Of Refuge and the Mill Pond 2x7"

sleeve, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I would love to hear this double-78 release from 1996, it may fit in to that late-90's period as well:

https://www.discogs.com/John-Fahey-Morning-Evening-Not-Night/release/1095107

sleeve, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

cool, yeah i didn't know much about the early 90s...doesn't seem like he was super active

also this is one horrible album cover on every level

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y4xmw1RrL._SY355_.jpg

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

that azaelia city thing is good — http://itslostitsfound.blogspot.com/2014/11/john-fahey-azalea-city-and-other-toxic.html
can't remember but I think some of it is actually old 60s stuff (in addition to late 80s/early 90s recordings). I might be making that up.

tylerw, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ah could be, the recording/engineering is all over the place so they are certainly not from one session or show

the "O"s in "Old" on that cover really, really bother me, the very early 90s was the worst time for design in history

on the plus side i like his take on "Blueberry Hill" RIP Fats

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

putumayo vibes

tylerw, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

haha it's that squiggly O!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm still haunted by that time birds were attacking my ex's armpits

Evan, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 20:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it looks like an art project some kid would turn in in 5th grade the school counselor would call their parents to see if everything was "alright" with little johnny

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 20:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Takes on Fahey's 90s work (and much else, of course) here, maybe especially 2016-17 posts:
Search and Destroy: John Fahey

dow, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 21:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the new gunn-truscinski album is really working for me, wow

global tetrahedron, Monday, 6 November 2017 20:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yas indeed came here to post:
Currently digging Gunn-Truscinski's non-genius but quite diggable Bay Head, and so far I can tell all the tracks apart, which is not to be taken for granted, esp. (if not only) on first listens. Good bandcamp sound also gateway to many other Three Lobed friends: https://threelobed.bandcamp.com/album/bay-head

dow, Monday, 6 November 2017 21:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i normally don't care about this sort of thing but some luscious guitar tones here. has a friendly sound, like they just set up in a room and went for it

global tetrahedron, Monday, 6 November 2017 21:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i had no expectations because i listened to their last and it didn't do much for me

global tetrahedron, Monday, 6 November 2017 21:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

^global^ How about the first one, 'Sand City'? Surprised! I thought you were a huge Gunn-head... heh. I still feel like I will always like the first one the best, have only heard the first two singles that were streamable from 'Bay Head' but from what I can tell it's kinda going in a different direction.

What about that 'Desert Heat' EP (Gunn-Truscinski + Cian Nugent)?

The Gunn-Truscinski releases have been my favorite Gunn-related project since the (now-defunct?) group GHQ. GHQ has similar dense, sprawling type sounds like what Gunn-Truscinski try to do on their duo albums. GHQ of course is much noisier, and at times are more drone than acoustic, psych, Pelt-y type stuff. But I do love the overall GHQ sound and hope Gunn hasn't fully moved on from experimental projects.

Neal Cassady, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 21:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, i generally like gunn's stuff, but the Gunn-Truscinski stuff is my favorite, i just really enjoy that interplay. new one is fantastic.
Desert Heat is pretty great too.

tylerw, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 21:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i guess ocean parkway is the one i'm thinking of? will certainly revisit in light of this

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 22:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh wow guys, I'm really digging the full stream of 'Bay Head'. It covers a lot of ground, even some straight droning on here. Glad to see another addition to their taksim series too, from the premiere singles I was worried that they were straying away from that type of stuff. Love the album.

Neal Cassady, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 22:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Man, still need to listen to this. Kinda swamped right now but will dive in next week. Glad to hear it is working for folks though, seems like a good time of year for this release, if that makes sense.

grandavis, Thursday, 9 November 2017 01:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This interview with John Kolodij (a.k.a High Aura'd) came across my Twitter feed and boy am I glad it did!

(has he ever been mentioned here before? anyway this is ILX brigade bait to the fullest)

https://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/high-aurad

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 9 November 2017 17:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Wasn't he mentioned on here the other day? Sanguine Futures is magnificent. And he seems like a thoroughly decent chap.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Thursday, 9 November 2017 19:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah mentioned briefly upthread -- very cool record! lotta different zones covered, but he does it all well. angel olsen cameo is very nico-esque.

tylerw, Thursday, 9 November 2017 20:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

okay okay speaking of upthread, here's the one I was raving about fairly recently, expanded*, reissued and now posted on her already generous bandcamp: Marissa Anderson's cosmic electric soli set, Traditional and Public Domain Songs.
(*The CD does not include Amazing Grace or Bread and Roses, but both these songs are available here for free download.)
https://marisaanderson.bandcamp.com/album/traditional-and-public-domain-songs-2

dow, Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:47 (six days ago) Permalink

Looks like the CD isn't on Amazon, but this 14-track digital version is (should you trust unheard Amazon sound over Bandcamp enough to order from the former, or subscribe to their Unlimited)(Damn it why can't all the new music be on Prime? We're not First Class anymore!)

dow, Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:58 (six days ago) Permalink

cuz Amazon is utterly evil and Bandcamp are pretty decent folks

sleeve, Saturday, 18 November 2017 16:34 (six days ago) Permalink

^^^ (although at this point I think Apple/iTunes is actually more evil than Amazon.)

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 18 November 2017 17:23 (six days ago) Permalink

music is all evil

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:34 (three days ago) Permalink

snagged a copy of this, interesting stuff

https://www.discogs.com/Jeff-Fuccillo-Disturbed-Strings/release/2395048

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:58 (three days ago) Permalink

cool, that's a reissue, saw him once with the Irvign Klaw Trio and it totally ruled but was way noiser/rock than this thread. obviously he is also a hero for the Union Pole label.

sleeve, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 01:19 (three days ago) Permalink

That Fuccillo looks like it would sit in my sweet spot, will try to look into that one.

Had a heavy guitar week last week, Glenn Jones show on Sunday and Jon Collin on Wednesday. Glenn was in great form both in the story-telling department and the playing department. He also asked my friend Tyler (who I play with in Grand Banks) to sit in with him on harmonium for "Portrait of Basho as a Young Dragon". Was really beautiful, and cool for my buddy to get to play with him. There was a new song with slide on it that I really dug. Evan, did not get to say hi for you as I had trouble getting in a word! Glenn can really talk, and since what he has to say is pretty interesting I let him roll with it.

grandavis, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 13:07 (three days ago) Permalink

Gotta say that the Jon Collin set was extremely cool. I think his records bore some folks (not me, I am firmly on board), but live he really expanded on and dug into his playing in some very cool ways. He played a continuous set, no pauses between the movements/pieces, and he had a great sense for how long to sit on a set of sounds/moves and when to move on to the next set. Moved between pretty minimal, abstract playing and some nice finger-picking. Very cool tone and sound throughout though, just really mesmerizing and beautiful. Supremely nice guy as well.

grandavis, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 13:10 (three days ago) Permalink


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