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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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) 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four years ago) Permalink

Kee An

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

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

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

yes, exactly!

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

gamelan for guitar

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

awesome

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

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

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

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

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

shit i forgot about bikoff

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

oops sorry

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

Nice yeah, I remember reading a while back about you UMS using the Blue Yeti for your material. If you search a phrase like 'USB mic acoustic guitar' on youtube the Blue Yeti seems to comes up the most, also something called the Snowball. Though, I think based on the sound samples the Yeti comes out on top. I'll look into that Blue Spark too.

No other time than now to get a project down. Should defiantly put together something. Stick it on a tape and send it to people, flinging around links is nerve racking sometimes though.

I used to work at the main public library of Virginia and was hired at the perfect moment where they were getting rid of all the old analog stereo equipment and vinyl records. It was a dream to hoard of that kind of stuff. I got a working reel to reel, but haven't yet grabbed any tape to use it. Would love to have it up and running.

Neal Cassady, Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Reel to reel would sound great

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:41 (four years ago) Permalink

Grandavis did you end up heading to the hometown Daniel Bachman gig in Fredericksburg? A full video of it was posted a few days ago - includes some of the new material that should be coming up on the Three Lobed Record.

vimeo.com/114599709

Neal Cassady, Thursday, 18 December 2014 04:34 (four years ago) Permalink

Nah, I had to skip it as it was early in the day and I had too much to do. Watched the video already though! Wanna reiterate that I really like the new tunes that'll be on the next record. Bachman is chugging along into some sweet territory. The lap stuff is a real joy live too.

grandavis, Thursday, 18 December 2014 13:03 (four years ago) Permalink

listening to that new Bachman right now, loving it, getting some sweet "Paris, Texas" vibes off of "Coming Home"

some kind of terrible IDM with guitars (sleeve), Friday, 19 December 2014 01:07 (four years ago) Permalink

btw global is gonna be opening for bachman in mpls in the new year!

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 19 December 2014 02:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the tip on the WFMU interview—listening now. Marcus from DFBM shared a link a few weeks back to an interview he did on the Fretboard Journal podcast, it was pretty good if you all haven't heard that one yet either.

Neal Cassady, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:04 (one month ago) Permalink

I wld like to join ums and Byron Coley in rating the new Isasa album Insilio. it initially sounds squarely in the Fahey-Jones-Rose lineage, but there is more space in it, some lovely light accompaniments, it all sounds really gorgeous, & there's that rare lightness of touch to it - it slowly opens up

here's a nice older video of him playing outdoors that will sort you right out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN2V3XAdTcY

https://isasa.bandcamp.com/

ogmor, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 11:12 (one month ago) Permalink

That video / song is really nice, thanks for posting it Ogmor. I am a total sucker for cicadas too, so definitely a bonus factor for me.

grandavis, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:55 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah he had such calm, kind way about him at 1000 rose fest, good spirit

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:39 (one month ago) Permalink

also i was very happy to see Marcus put one of my songs on the Dying for Bad Music Spring Pick 2019 Soundcloud mix...tons of great stuff much better than mine on here (url says fall but its spring)

https://soundcloud.com/dyingforbadmusic/sets/fall-picks-2018

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:46 (one month ago) Permalink

That video makes me very jealous of people with peaceful suburban backyards. As someone from one that now lives in a pretty beautiful semi-peaceful urban residential area without a designated backyard, that scenario is just that much more ideal and nostalgic for me.

Evan, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Nice going, ums! Great tune!!

Evan, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:58 (one month ago) Permalink

this thread is an embarrassment of riches; thank you all!

nerve_pylon, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 16:07 (one month ago) Permalink

another discovery i'm really into is Dwight Diller, a clawhammer banjo player, he's got tons of stuff on youtube including some instructional DVD clips and a TON of albums on Bandcamp....really love his style....almost like a bridge between traditional playing and what Nathan Bowles does

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq5cIOl14ps

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 16:58 (one month ago) Permalink

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

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 17:12 (one month ago) Permalink

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):

https://daisqueue.bandcamp.com/track/jon-collin-and-davis-salisbury-duo-at-the-mercury-theater-4-13-2019

grandavis, Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:52 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

always like to hear what folks are up to

xpost
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 (one month ago) Permalink

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

grandavis, Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:45 (one month ago) Permalink

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oisxIINYBo0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ityxip8zODg

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 9 May 2019 06:00 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA5p_bulwVw

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 9 May 2019 06:00 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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: http://www.sunriseoceanbender.com/

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

https://i.imgur.com/4pxRX9l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/UmIs22P.jpg

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:19 (one month ago) Permalink

That's awesome! Looking forward to it overall.

Evan, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:18 (one month ago) Permalink

that rules, sunrise ocean bender is a great label

adam, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

fuck yeah that looks great

ogmor, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:27 (one month ago) Permalink

very exciting brigade cru news : )

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:30 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah global! congrats, psyched to hear it.

tylerw, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:39 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

just saw that nyc taper has a recent kinloch nelson show to check out: http://www.nyctaper.com/2019/05/kinloch-nelson-april-8-2019-troost/

tylerw, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 22:08 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

congrats tetraglobs, fine news indeed

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Thursday, 16 May 2019 11:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Going to see Sarah Louise tonight.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Saturday, 25 May 2019 18:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Excited.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Saturday, 25 May 2019 18:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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

jmm, Saturday, 25 May 2019 18:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Same

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Sunday, 26 May 2019 13:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

New House and Land song is v nice.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Monday, 27 May 2019 03:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

a little roundup of some recent/recommended items — https://aquariumdrunkard.com/2019/05/30/transfigurations-2019-recent-recommended-guitar-soli/

tylerw, Friday, 31 May 2019 18:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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 week ago) Permalink

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 week ago) Permalink

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 week ago) Permalink

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 week ago) Permalink

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 (four days ago) Permalink


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