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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Hey all, happy new year. Or, at the very least: hey, it's a new year and I am glad this page still exists.

grandavis, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 15:55 (four years ago) link

Also, fully agree that Bachman's slide work is becoming a real treat. New record rules in my opinion. As far as the new one goes, some of the drone is another musician, at least on some of the tracks, but of course he is capable of creating that with his right hand too. But yeah, his buddy plays a home-made drone instrument on the record that Daniel plays along to.

grandavis, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 16:14 (four years ago) link

ah, OK, I missed that detail, makes much more sense

sleeve, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 16:22 (four years ago) link

Idk if this exactly fits with this thread but the new Kevin Hufnagel computer-processed guitar album seems to focus more on processed acoustic and ukelele:
https://kevinhufnagel.bandcamp.com/album/the-protected-shards

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 16:23 (four years ago) link

the new Eyvind Kang/Tashi Dorji split on Unrock arrived today, lovely side by Kang and some more challenging stuff from Dorji, sounds great on first listen.

― sleeve, Saturday, December 31, 2016 5:57 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

digging this

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 18:02 (four years ago) link

Was just jamming the Dorji/Marisa Anderson split the other day. Still dig his playing a lot, and there are a couple of real gems from Marisa on that record too. Kang is a great player, so I am sure that split is ace too.

grandavis, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 18:49 (four years ago) link

Also, fully agree that Bachman's slide work is becoming a real treat. New record rules in my opinion. As far as the new one goes, some of the drone is another musician, at least on some of the tracks, but of course he is capable of creating that with his right hand too. But yeah, his buddy plays a home-made drone instrument on the record that Daniel plays along to.

― grandavis, Tuesday, January 3, 2017 6:14 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

There's a great video of "Brightleaf Blues" that shows those wheel-crank drone instruments that his friend Forrest made. On the album it sounds like a couple tracks laid down or blended into each other with Daniel doing bar slide harmonics (see: Rose's Sundogs technique) + other drones (?) + the traditional fingerpicked pulls and slides. But I think the key is the restraint and amount of each drone rubbing up against each other within the finished piece. It really does have that hovering over you type of feeling without it getting too 'messy' and heavy, or even longwinded. Good stuff.

Neal Cassady, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 20:05 (four years ago) link

Thanks for linking to the Kevin Hufnagel album above, I like it a lot. The one from last year was great too.

Dinsdale, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 20:59 (four years ago) link

Yep, I definitely nominated Backwards Through the Maze for the ILM eoy poll. I've no expectation that it will place but it will do well on my ballot.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 21:50 (four years ago) link

Yeah Neal, I think you are spot on in both a) what is going on in those tunes and b) the restraint + amount + space + duration. Not always an easy negotiation to make, and I think it is made well on this record. And yeah Sleeve is totally right on in just noting how righteous a lot of the slide playing is. The "sundog" thing is part of it (pretty much eat that sound up myself), but his more trad playing is a real treat on this too.

grandavis, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 22:31 (four years ago) link

looks like this sold-out Rob Noyes LP is up on Bandcamp now -- https://poonvillage.bandcamp.com/album/the-feudal-spirit
really recommend this one.

tylerw, Monday, 9 January 2017 15:15 (four years ago) link

can't bring myself to click on 'poon village' at work

global tetrahedron, Monday, 9 January 2017 15:22 (four years ago) link

Folk singer Joan Shelley has announced a followup to 2015’s very solid Over and Even. No title or release date yet, but we know she recorded it with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy producing and playing on it. It also features contributions from her frequent collaborator Nathan Salsburg, Jeff Tweedy’s son and bandmate Spencer, and James Elkington (who is one half of a duo with Nathan Salsburg). Stay tuned for more details.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/joan-shelley-preps-jeff-tweedy-produced-lp-touring-with-wilco-richard-thompson-more/?trackback=tsmclip

Dinsdale, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 12:14 (four years ago) link

Excited!

Evan, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 14:46 (four years ago) link

^^Same.

"very solid" doesn't come anywhere near doing Over and Even justice

alpine static, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 03:27 (four years ago) link

idk it was almost too 'good' for my tastes. maybe a little toothless. i should revisit

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 15:32 (four years ago) link

It's no more challenging than a typical Iron & Wine record or something, but I found it had a much richer atmosphere of textures and feeling than other overly pretty, knitted sweater style music out there.

Evan, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 15:48 (four years ago) link

yeah, i think it's a classic -- a little worried she won't be able to top it with this new one, but maybe!

tylerw, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 15:59 (four years ago) link

lol @ knitted sweater music

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 18:37 (four years ago) link

love a good knitted sweater.
enjoying this kinda low-key/lo-fi 12-string action: https://dannypound.bandcamp.com/album/old-light-painting

tylerw, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:00 (four years ago) link

I suspect a lot of brigadiers are not EOY poll voters but I was idly thinking that the combined mass could surely get the likes of glenn jones in the top 77

ogmor, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:04 (four years ago) link

plz vote for Sarah Louise!

sleeve, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:05 (four years ago) link

tbh I usually vote but I can't help feel that it's a waste of time since most of the things I vote for will be ignored. But if I do vote I'm definitely putting both Sarah Louise and Glenn Jones on my ballot.

Dinsdale, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:23 (four years ago) link

Like the Shelley. "An dover an deven" is a nice little mantra

calstars, Thursday, 12 January 2017 01:42 (four years ago) link

matt valentine put on a show tonight in town and it wasn't exclusively related to this thread, but definitely one of the best guitar shows i've seen in a long time.

JAN 12th
WET TUNA (MV/P.G. SIX DUO) (this was awesome. epic cover of dylan's "one more cup of coffee")
JOHN SHAW (solo electric from john of magik markers)
GALACTO FIDELITY (BYRON COLEY/MATT KREFTING/BILL NACE) (this had to be heard to be believed)
CRYSTALLINE ROSES (tony pasquarosa and MV acoustic duo with rad fx)
FROZEN CORN (tony and josh burkett's olde tyme trio with chris carlton. excellent uncle dave macon closer)
PIGEONS (pigeons with PG Six and John Moloney on drums. amazing double guitar action)

he's doing another show next week in the same place. this dive bar got bought by a cool dude and he fixed it up really nice and it has great sound and a great bar. right around the corner from my store.

JAN 19th
WET TUNA (ELECTRIC)
WILLIE LANE
DREDD FOOLE
HERBCRAFT
SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN

scott seward, Friday, 13 January 2017 06:36 (four years ago) link

Damn that looks amazing

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 13 January 2017 13:27 (four years ago) link

Wet Tuna! Forthcoming LP on Poon Village?
That show does look great.

tylerw, Friday, 13 January 2017 15:29 (four years ago) link

Yeah man, that is the kind of show I wish happened here more frequently, not that I should complain. Have had many decent shows in the past few years. Guess we all should to move to Western Mass/Southern Vermont, huh ....

grandavis, Friday, 13 January 2017 16:21 (four years ago) link

it is a little paradise, i miss living there. i go to brattleboro at least once a year though

marcos, Friday, 13 January 2017 16:24 (four years ago) link

listening to Nace's new album that i got from him last night. live duo performance with Greg Kelley on amplified trumpet. very cool. abstract improv. sounds great.

scott seward, Friday, 13 January 2017 16:25 (four years ago) link

that show last night was extra good. there are lots of good shows around here. but everyone sounded so good. they have a good sound guy and a good PA at this bar. which is a rarity in the places that most people play around here. and it's just a really comfortable space. can't wait to hear willie down there. he will definitely benefit from their set-up. will bring earplugs for sunburned and herbcraft. the guy who owns the bar loves bass and reggae dub and he has huge PA speakers that i imagine can get pretty intense with a big rock thing. should be cool.

scott seward, Friday, 13 January 2017 16:29 (four years ago) link

didn't know if i was going to like this at first, but it's good! kinda more chopsy, but good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nu_ZSotUhw

tylerw, Friday, 13 January 2017 19:27 (four years ago) link

Those shows look great Scott. The new england freek excursions are probably my overall favorite group of artists (time-lag, etc...) and are partially responsible for bringing me into the solo guitar fold.

Grandavis - I would hope for VA/NC's sake they do one of those free folk mountain jam fest's again! I can't remember what the official billing was but I remember it involving Lajoie, MV, and others

Neal Cassady, Friday, 13 January 2017 20:20 (four years ago) link

Yeah man, me too! If I was a different kind of guy I would try to set it up, but hell maybe it'll happen without me. Lots of folks hovering around this area that could be the driver, maybe we can plant the seed here.

grandavis, Friday, 13 January 2017 22:31 (four years ago) link

The Roncallo thing is pretty cool!

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Saturday, 14 January 2017 18:58 (four years ago) link

gary higgins is playing here tonight with sunburned and pigeons. never seen gary higgins. i do love that album though. maybe i should go.

scott seward, Saturday, 14 January 2017 19:10 (four years ago) link

i guess i should have posted that on the stoner loner summer bummer thread though....

scott seward, Saturday, 14 January 2017 19:11 (four years ago) link

Just watched this whole Roncallo concert.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Saturday, 14 January 2017 19:21 (four years ago) link

xp

saw Higgins about 10 years ago and it was a great show. the cellist, Maureen Wells (who played on Red Hash) kind of stole the show, both her playing and sardonic wit. think the other players were (mostly?) from the album as well.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Saturday, 14 January 2017 19:23 (four years ago) link

That came out wrong. That's an 18m excerpt, not a whole concert. A lot of good stuff though! xp

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Saturday, 14 January 2017 19:23 (four years ago) link

Went to the record store today and found Christopher Idylls vinyl marked down by $10 :)

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 15 January 2017 01:52 (four years ago) link

attn: people of san francisco

tashi dorji + bill orcutt
meg baird
danny paul grody

feb. 15th @ hemlock tavern

Dinsdale, Sunday, 15 January 2017 08:35 (four years ago) link

where at ums? did they have any other copies

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 15 January 2017 17:13 (four years ago) link

Roadrunner had it in their new cutout discount bin, only one, did have 2 PG Six records who I always meant to check out & would have gotten if not for Gimmer

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 15 January 2017 17:31 (four years ago) link

It's definitely the kind of record that easily makes it to the discount bin. The high list price + obscure artist reissue recipe.

Evan, Sunday, 15 January 2017 18:57 (four years ago) link

true but you never know when something's gonna go full on Rodriguez, and I sorta felt like this one (guitar soli + Big Star: err, no brainer) had a chance of "breaking through," so to speak

Wimmels, Sunday, 15 January 2017 19:01 (four years ago) link

Sure but not so much with instrumental genres

Evan, Sunday, 15 January 2017 20:02 (four years ago) link

yeah, unfortunately true. I still think this one should have gotten more attention than it did, but I feel that way about 90% of the new things I like nowadays

Wimmels, Sunday, 15 January 2017 20:10 (four years ago) link

Am still listening to that Gimmer pretty regularly. Perfectly happy to have paid full price for it, but nice you got one for cheap UMS.

grandavis, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 01:26 (four years ago) link

the Michael Chapman album is out today

stream is here: https://paradiseofbachelors.bandcamp.com/album/50

so far so good

Dinsdale, Friday, 20 January 2017 20:52 (four years ago) link


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