loren connors The Departing of a Dream Vol. VI (10", £13.95)label: Family Vineyard
Connors was on the cover of THE WIRE for July 2016’s issue. He is an avant-garde legend, his singular alien take on the blues is considered on par with John Fahey’s rewrite of American string music. Just months after reviving The Departing of a Dream series from a ten-year hiatus - Loren Connors issues another movement of saturated guitar tones, dissonance and impermanence. Volume Six begins with the percussive sound of struck, muted strings - an unusually rhythmic effect for one of Connors solo recordings, writes Kurt Gottschalk in The Wire. But from there, Connors’ guitar notes morph into gentle wisps of guitar sounds - or as Connors himself describes: “just like the wind scattering the notes around.” One-time edition of 500 copies, includes download coupon.
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