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Luke Hirst - It's Illinois & Soul For Me

Luke Hirst - It's Illinois & Soul For Me

by dfbm # american primitive | | ★★★★★

Luke Hirst ist kind of a constant here and one of my favorite fingerstyle guitarist who's flying under the radar for quite some time. I discovered him with the album Farewell Adventures which was a pleasant mix of fingerstyle guitar, Fahey w …

China - Pool of Tears

China - Pool of Tears

by dfbm # dream pop, psych | | ★★★★☆

Summer 2016 – everything is heated up – climate, emotions, people. Would jumping into a pool of tears cool us down? I guess we will find out later this year. In the meantime the band China from Northern California supplies a bi …

Borealis - Loma Aerea

Borealis - Loma Aerea

by dfbm # american primitive, psych folk, solo guitar | | ★★★★☆

​Asturian guitarist, Eduardo Suarez aka Borealis just released his second full length album Loma Aerea on the local label Truco Espárrago and the Germany based Woodland Recordings.  It starts with field recordings f …

Ethet - Eddy

Ethet - Eddy

by dfbm # american primitive, lofi | | ★★★☆☆

Mysterious 8-bit American Primitivism. Judging by the cover this could be some midi tracker 8-bit album with retro computer game music. It's not, but wouldn't it be cool if there was a John Fahey 8-bit cover album? Beach Boys, Beat …

Jack Wirth - 2016 - Jack Wirth's Album

Jack Wirth - 2016 - Jack Wirth's Album

by dfbm # american primitive, solo guitar | | ★★★★☆

Jack Wirth is a young guitarist from Woodland, CA. I've featured him on Morning Raga Pt. VII and VIII and thought he's from England, but apparently he is not. Basically you can give yourself to one hour (over the course of two …

dfbm #86 - Morning Raga Pt. X

dfbm #86 - Morning Raga Pt. X

by dfbm # mixtape, american primitive, raga |

Before I hit the pause button for some summer holidays, I want to leave this new Morning Raga Mix here. As always, it's a fine blend of old and new solo guitar music. Traditional tunes, contemporary pieces, more acoustic th …

Andy McLeod - Ghosts in Virginia

Andy McLeod - Ghosts in Virginia

by dfbm # american primitive | | ★★★★☆

​ Philadelphia based, multi-instrumentalist Andy McLeod published a short 3 song ep, that he recorded right after his US mini- tour.  McLeod continues where he stopped with the DFBM release "Forge the Valley". A …

Joshua Emery Blatchley - Tour Cassette

Joshua Emery Blatchley - Tour Cassette

by dfbm # american primitive, solo guitar | | ★★★★☆

The label Vin Du Select Qualitite (VDSQ) started in 2009 with their mission to release contemporary solo acoustic guitar music. The curator Steve Rosenthal Lowenthal* doesn't focus necessarily on guitarists out of the Berkley/Takoma school. Alan …

dfbm #85 - Morning Raga Pt. IX

dfbm #85 - Morning Raga Pt. IX

by dfbm # american primitive, mixtape |

Welcome back to a new two hour mix of solo acoustic guitar and everything on the verge of it. For this edition I try to fulfill the expectations that comes with the term "Raga" in the title. As you can tell, it's not about Hindustani or …

Isasa - Las cosas

Isasa - Las cosas

by dfbm # american primitive | | ★★★★☆

Isasa is guitarist from Madrid, Spain who opened for Marisa Anderson and the like in the past and will open for Glenn Jones on May 8th 2016. He was a member of Math-/Post-Rock band A Room With A View and active as a solo performer. Hi …

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