Yasuaki Shimizu: Kakashi (Palto Flats) LP “Originally released in 1982, Kakashi is another high water mark in the 80s Japanese underground.
This album, which has gathered cult status in recent years, is the project of musical visionary Yasuaki Shimizu, and considered to be a highlight of his solo career.
: Moh Lhean (Joyful Noise) LP Grandaddy: Last Place (Columbia) LP Pissed Jeans: Why Love Now (Sub Pop) LP Bully: Losing (Sub Pop) LP Saltland: A Common Truth (Constellation) LP The Caretaker: Everywhere at the End of Time Stage 3 (HAFTW) LP Audible Songs From Rockwood El Michels Affair- Return to the 37th Chamber Midori Takada- Through the Looking Glass John Bender- Plaster Falling King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard- Flying Microtonal Banana Protomartyr: Relatives in Descent (Domino) LP Daniel Romano: Modern Pressure (You’ve Changed) LP Sheer Mag: Need to Feel Your Love (Wilsuns) LP K.
All this music is here, plus a superb solo performance at York University in 1972, a welcome shock at the end of an evening of notated music.
It’s a striking demonstration of the way Bailey rewrote the language of the guitar with endless inventiveness, intelligence, and wit.
As throughout the series, the recordings are newly transferred from tape at Abbey Road, and remastered by Rashad Becker. Honest Jon’s Records present a reissue of Derek Bailey and Anthony Braxton’s Royal, expanded to include both intended volumes.
Volume 1 was originally released in 1984; the second volume was never issued.
Where masters like Fahey and Basho drew from earlier musical lineage, Alexander incorporates a contemporary pool of influence, broadening the fingerstyle palette with patience and self-assuredness.
Recorded on a guitar that Shapiro built himself, Alexander is an earnest and substantive debut that gives the listener a window into the player’s intimate devotion to his instrument and the language it speaks.” –Ian Mc Colm Cover text by Cyd Goodwin.
Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, 2017.
File Under: Ambient, Electronic, Drone Listen Here Basil Kirchin: Worlds Within Worlds (Superior Viaduct) LP “Basil Kirchin was a pioneering British composer who blurred the lines between musical genres.
Recorded in 1971, Solo Guitar Volume 1 was Bailey’s first solo album.