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dfbm #94 - Morning Raga Pt. XIV

dfbm #94
Morning Raga Pt. XIV

After a bit of silence, I'm back with the Morning Ragas series. Two hours of acoustic (and occasionally electric) solo guitar music mostly in the realm of so-called American Primitivism. You might be tired of hearing the n-th derivate of Sunflower Ri …
Sean Smith - Christmas

Sean Smith
Christmas

I think it's not possible to not mention John Fahey in a post about solo acoustic guitar music. This guy just worked through the whole spectrum of music and translated it to 6 steel strings strapped on a hollow piece of wood. The story of Fahey's chr …
Billy Torello - Il Passato ha gli Zoccoli

Billy Torello
Il Passato ha gli Zoccoli

Billy Torello is the alter ego of Angelo Bignamini from Italy. He's a drummer in the psych band The Great Saunites and records grinding noise with the Lucifer Big Band. While this is all heavy and grim stuff, his recordings as Billy Torello is superb …
Joost Dijkema - Sacred Revelations

Joost Dijkema
Sacred Revelations

Dutch singer-songwriter Joost Dijkema debuts with a wonderful and diverse album of folk, americana and primitive guitar magic. The cover artwork is the first thing that gives you a hint where this album will take you. It's an adaptation of Robert Cru …
dfbm #92- Morning­ Raga­ Pt.­ XIII

dfbm #92
Morning­ Raga­ Pt.­ XIII

Welcome back to another two hour mix of all strings considered. Again I was able to unearth recordings that have been rarely heard before. Old private press releases, inspired by the wonderful collection on Tompkins Square Records Imaginational Anthe …
Seabuckthorn - I Could See The Smoke

Seabuckthorn
I Could See The Smoke

British guitarist Andy Cartwright, also known as Seabuckthorn just released an new album on the American label Lost Tribe Sound from Arizona. Looks like the waves of previous album They Haunted Most Thickly washed him over the Atlantic ocean in into …
Joe Bethancourt - Joe Bethancourt's String Concert Album

Joe Bethancourt
Joe Bethancourt's String Concert Album

One of my favorite releases this year is Tompkins Square Imaginational Anthem Vol. 8 – The Private Press3. Compiled by record collectors Michael Klausman and Brooks Rice, the 8th installment presents rare and almost never heard before solo guit …
Egle Sommacal - L'atlante della polvere

Egle Sommacal
L'atlante della polvere

Italy turns out as treasure trove of wonderful solo guitar music. A few days ago a friend of mine sent me an album to check out. For some reason I thought it was his recordings and he was asking what I my opinion was. I told him that I thought it had …
Enrico Marcandalli - Temporale Nel Parco

Enrico Marcandalli
Temporale Nel Parco

This is a relatively unknown fingerstyle solo guitar album from the early eighties, out of Italy. Enrico Marcandalli’s music shifts between classical guitar, world music, bits of blues and jazz. I have to admit, this album didn't stroke a chord in …

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