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Don Cherry , Various Artists. Blank Forms. Verified Purchase. OK, maybe it's just me. Maybe it would help to start with what this is not. It is not like John Fahey who I like at his most wandering or challenging.
There is always some melody or theme with Fahey. None here. It is not blues in any recognizable sense, despite the allusions to Connors' inspiration from hearing sounds wafting through the window of Albert King records played by neighbors. This will not remind you of any of the Kings, although Connors does seem to be in the throes of some spiritual pain here.
Basically, this guy soungs like he is randomly bending notes and moaning. There are no songs, tunes or any pretense of either. I don't want to be unfair, because I certainly do not think that he has attempted to misrepresent the work at all. This is very personal, difficult, specific, unmusical work that is unlikely to be "enjoyable" in any generally understood manner.
This also sounds nothing like Connors' other more accessible work such as Airs. If you like Airs, don't presume that this will be more extended, acoustic stylings in a similar vein. These are early recordings that had a very small listening audience at the time, and perhaps still do. The vocal moanings can be quite annoying at times and strangely meditative in others.
Perhaps even for the well initiated to his music would rather go for this title. Hey Doc, look what i have accidentally found: Manuel Mota - Sings Mota is an improvising guitarist from Lisbon who works emotive improvised magic from six strings with only the ghost of a Derek Bailey influence. Sings is a self-released album featuring nine solo guitar pieces — no singing — that have an up-close, intimate personality, tying up sighing melodies and cross-wired harmonics with gentle tweaks of string and the occasional blue note.
Still, each piece feels like a full investigation of the guitar, fuelled by an inquisitive, exploratory logic that is just as open to straightahead tonal and melodic statement as it is to tying the whole thing up in a ball of twonk. Dearest lilith, the guitarist in question does attract my interest,so will investigate Check out Bleak Bliss for a 7 hour box set for one looong gig of Fushitshusha Post a comment.
This really does sound like the music one plays on your girlfriends acoustic after a night down the pub before collapsing in an armchair with your knob out,dangling in a cold portion of unfinished curry and chips. I dunno if Loren had his knob out when playing these improvisations,but he sure does sound drunk or stoned.
All tracks Nah, nor I,and it sounds as if Loren doesn't either? Okay, Thurst, you win This compilation features selections from more than fifty album sessions,thats at least fifty less than me, recorded by Loren Mazzacane Connors during those infamous,or rather un-famous Daggett Street sessions.