Monday, June 27, 2011

New EP: Spectral Afternoon Embrace

Several weeks of traveling ahead, so this one will have to hold you all for a while. I know, I know, you're saying "John, how are you ever going to achieve your goal of being the Guided By Voices of prepared guitar if you keep slacking off like this?" To that I say, like Regis Philbin, "I'm just one man."

Unlike Regis, this EP has a tribute to Todd Warnock, featuring the sound of pedals when no guitars are being played. I win this round, Regis.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

New EP: Denim Father

Most children today will never know how it feels to have a father clad in all denim, especially an entire suit made out of denim. Future historians can debate whether this is an advance, but until then there is this new EP.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New EP: Darling, Is It You?

One of my favorite things is when you can get sounds out of a guitar that people pay huge amounts of money for pedals to do, when actually it just takes an old bolt and a generic metal slide, like on the title track of this new EP. Limitation breeds increase, I suppose.

In the same way, one of the later tracks is, admittedly, sonically very reminiscent of "Let The Power Fall"-era Frippertronics, but with just a Rat pedal and a single delay, rather than a guitar synth and a bunch of tape machines. But, guilty as charged.