Month: October 2019

EVANDRO DRESCH – “UP”

Gorgeous finger-picked, open tuned acoustic guitar from the Brazilian artist currently residing in Germany. “Up” recalls the airy openness of artists like Jack Rose, Daniel Bachman and Sarah Louise – tinged with just enough melancholy and weary sadness. Lead melodies are swept into flurries of ringing overtones and sweeping mechanical gestures. Beautiful work. 

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS – “EXPLODING HEAD” (MUTE, 2009)

As I walked outside the Urban Lounge on 10.21.09 following the Place To Bury Strangers/All The Saints show, I was hit square in the face by something huge and oppressive. Silence. It was louder than any of APTBS guitar freak outs or minimal three chord ear lobe destryoers. APTBS played so loud that silence hurt my ears. …

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