Duncan Park – Invoking The Flood

On Invoking The Flood, Duncan Park channels the tranquil life-giving properties and restorative powers of rivers and other waterways through his atmospheric guitar music. Park, a South African musician, utilizes both acoustic fingerpicking and warmly distorted electric solos to conjure the serenity and awesome strength of flowing water. Tracks like “The Winding Stream” roll withContinue reading “Duncan Park – Invoking The Flood”

Heikki Ruokangas and Simo Laihonen – Joulupuu on rakennettu: Finnish Christmas Songs

For those who want to feel festive, but are tired of hearing the same old Christmas songs that jam the air waves every December, may I suggest the ethereal folk-jazz stylings of Heikki Ruokangas and Sio Laihonen’s Joulupuu on rakennettu: Finnish Christmas Songs. While there are no vocals on this EP, guitarist Ruokangasand percussionist LaihonenContinue reading “Heikki Ruokangas and Simo Laihonen – Joulupuu on rakennettu: Finnish Christmas Songs”

Matt LaJoie – Red Resonant Earth

Matt LaJoie continues to conjure the very spirit of nature itself through his cosmic guitar wizardry on the excellent Red Resonant Earth. Released on vinyl, cassette and CD through Flower Room Records, the private label LaJoie and his partner Ash Brooks manage, Red Resonant Earth features the Maine-dwelling musician improvising grand soundscapes on an electricContinue reading “Matt LaJoie – Red Resonant Earth”

Rick Deitrick – Coyote Canyon

Any new release of Rick Deitrick’s music is worth celebrating, yet Coyote Canyon is one of those rare archival compilations of unreleased music that is just as essential as an original album. Deitrick, who came to light as a result of being included in Tompkins Square’s infamous eighth volume of their Imaginational Anthem series, whichContinue reading “Rick Deitrick – Coyote Canyon”

Video Premiere: “Outside Laughing,” by Mason Lindahl

Mason Lindahl’s Kissing Rosy in The Rain is without a doubt one of the brightest and most unique examples of solo guitar music this year. It’s a record full of emotional subtlety and sharp minimalism with lyrical guitar lines that feel more closely related to somebody like Vaughan Williams than say, Jack Rose. Now aroundContinue reading “Video Premiere: “Outside Laughing,” by Mason Lindahl”

Rootless – Places Remember Us

On Places Remember Us, Rootless delivers what might just be his most healing and cathartic release yet. Released today on Aural Canyon Records, this record is more reserved and stripped down than last year’s game-changing Docile Cobras, but it’s this more minimalist approach that allows for the music to be so universally moving. Most ofContinue reading “Rootless – Places Remember Us”

Daniel Bachman – Axacan

Daniel Bachman’s Axacan is less a guitar album as it is a patchwork of manipulated environmental sonic artifacts, arranged in the most evocative and atmospheric of ways. Bachman took the field recordings and found sounds angle of 2018’s The Morning Star and evolved it into a higher form. Instead of decorating or setting the backgroundContinue reading “Daniel Bachman – Axacan”

Matthew J. Rolin – The Dreaming Bridge

Matthew J. Rolin never ceases to push against the boundaries of solo guitar music and this has never been more evident than on his newest solo LP, The Dreaming Bridge. This staggering double LP, out now on Feeding Tube Records, finds Rolin exploring new sonic horizons. He fingerpicks behind ghostly saxophones (provided by Patrick Shiroishi),Continue reading “Matthew J. Rolin – The Dreaming Bridge”

Cameron Knowler & Eli Winter – Anticipation

Cameron Knowler and Eli Winter, two friends who happen to be some of the brightest young talents in solo guitar music today, bring the best out of each other on their new duo album, Anticipation. Recorded mostly in a mammoth session last year in Houston, TX, this album finds the two guitarists winding down theContinue reading “Cameron Knowler & Eli Winter – Anticipation”

Bobby Lee – Origin Myths

Bobby Lee’s Origin Myths takes cosmic Americana music to a whole other level. Recorded in the pockets of free time between the tasks of early fatherhood in the depths of the current pandemic, this album finds Lee improvising freely on guitar with a variety of hallucinatory effects and a dusty drum machine. He takes theContinue reading “Bobby Lee – Origin Myths”