martes, 18 de abril de 2017

James Blackshaw. Apologia

James Blackshaw. Apologia (self released, 2015)

"Apologia was written on a cheap Yamaha guitar over the course a couple of months in 2002 and recorded in February 2003, a few months before I picked up a 12-string guitar and wrote and recorded my first release, ‘Celeste’. I’d just started fingerpicking and felt comfortable enough with some techniques to experiment with open tunings of my own, devising and write my own compositions, which were at that time very inspired by the musicians I adored - John Fahey, Robbie Basho and lots of old country blues players like Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Blake and Reverend Gary Davis." JB


miércoles, 29 de marzo de 2017

Howlin Rain. Wild Life

Howlin Rain. Wild Life (three lobed recordings, 2008)

Obra maestra del rock psicodelico con tintes sureños Neo-Allman Brothers


jueves, 23 de marzo de 2017

MV & EE & Flower. Hide Yer Love, Hold Yr Love

Hide Yer Love, Hold Yr Love (heroine celestial agriculture, 2017)

Grabado en vivo en Flowerhouse, Headingley, UK. Septiembre 2010


lunes, 6 de marzo de 2017

Vibracathedral Orchestra. Dabbling with Gravity and Who You Are

Vibracathedral Orchestra. Dabbling with Gravity and Who You Are (vhf, 2000)

"Assembled from recordings of their weekly sessions in Michael's kitchen, the tracks here represent the joyous, celebratory side of the VCO - all forward motion, massed strings, percussion, horns, and little instruments rocketing forward in a swirl of sound. Compared to the more austere sounds of recent CD's like "Lino Hi" and "Versatile Arab Chord Chart," the tracks here take off from where the loose hippy chant and drum action of collectives like Amon Duul intersects with the ploygot instrumental approach of mid-60's Sun Ra (ref "Exotic Forest," "Shadow World," etc). "There is no chord formation that can be planned which creates elation or sadness, or any art which is profound enough to change anything fundamental about a person. There is just a resonance around us which musicians/artists are using or not using" Bridget Hayden