Jan 7, 2011

sacred harp

Sacred Harp is Daniel Bachman is Fredericksburg, Virginia. You can usually find Daniel at the local coffee shop wearing a plaid, flannel shirt and smoking a cigarette, or sitting on a porch drinkin’ a beer and playing this song on guitar. He is more of a mint tea man than a coffee person, but we don’t fault him for that. Daniel is single, turning 21 next week and you should buy him a drink. Those aren’t coke nails, they are for finger pickin’. chillwave

Llevaba tiempo este año, que ya pasó, queriendo tropezar con un disco así. Cuando uno vuelve a reencontrarse y una y otra vez con fingerpickings como Peter Walker, Robbie Basho, Richard Bishop... las sensanciones lejos de diluirse se intensifican y sientes que se llena ese vacío interior y disfrutas con plenitud de principio a fin. 'Feast of the Green Corn' de Daniel Bachmann lo ha hecho de nuevo.

Jan 5, 2011

fosdyk well

fosdyk well - slumber and stark lots (blackcity records, 2011)

Fosdyk Well took shape in early 2008 as an alliance between songwriter Scott Ferguson and engineer/guitarist Sean Whittaker, with the objective of fleshing out a series of song sketches. Informed by the elusive tones and varied spirit of experimental folk projects such as Rivulets and Current 93--with a dash of the widescreen ambience of This Mortal Coil--Slumber and Stark Lots is the result. Featuring contributions from members of Chicago's experimental wonder children Static Pillars and Tongues, Fosdyk Well's debut mini-album is as textured and free-flowing as the dream states it documents, a story-song for haunted interior space.

Hace varias semanas Scott líder de este dúo de Chicago, al que hay que añadir a Douglas Tesnow (Static Films) y Evans Hyzik (Static Films y Pillars and Tongues), me envió Slumber and Stark Lots que en breve publicará Black City y que hasta el momento su escucha se reducía a unos cuantos familiares y amigos. En principio lo recibí con cierta reticencia, pero lo cierto es que el ambient-obscure folk de canciones como 'Archover' o 'Corpes and Candles' hacen que merezca perderse en el.