ML Rootless – s/t & Matt LaJoie – Crop Circle

A few weeks ago, Flower Room Records released two incredible albums simultaneously, so I figured it would be best to cover them both together. ML Rootless – s/t Matt LaJoie and Rootless is a match made in solo ambient guitar heaven. The two artists bring the best out of each other while jamming on aContinue reading “ML Rootless – s/t & Matt LaJoie – Crop Circle”

Dave Heumann – Guitar Tapes Vol 1

Armed with just an electric guitar, Dave Heumann takes you to stoic, idyllic places on Guitar Tapes Vol. 1. On this record, Heumann, of whom you may know of as the head of Arbouretum, plays seven sprawling electric guitar improvisations without any overdubs or accompanists. With such a simplified set up, Heumann focuses hard onContinue reading “Dave Heumann – Guitar Tapes Vol 1”

Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble – II

It wasn’t going to be easy for guitarist Elijah McLaughlin to outdo his brilliant 2020 debut album, but he certainly achieved that feat with this majestic LP of improvised chamber folk music Available this Friday on good ol’ Tompkins Square Records, Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble II features the trio of musicians (Joel Styzens on hammered dulcimerContinue reading “Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble – II”

May 2022 Roundup

This month’s Roundup post covers includes fine examples of garage rock to ambient music and Sudanese jazz, as well as many other cool sounds. Check ’em out! Jeff Gburek – Vigilance Suite I & II Available through the great Ramble Records, Vigilance Suite I & II is Jeff Gburek utilizing guitar, zither and an e-bowContinue reading “May 2022 Roundup”

Ragenap – Thriving Culture

Thriving Culture finds Ragenap, Chicago’s master of drone music, surfing through rumbling and howling waves of distorted guitar. For his second album through American Dreams Records, Ragenap, AKA Joel Berk, is perhaps at his most dynamic. Across two side-length tracks and one mini reprise, Berk utilizes a bank of effect pedals to create soundscapes thatContinue reading “Ragenap – Thriving Culture”

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”

The Record Crates United Mixtape #57 with Josh Kimbrough

We are very pleased to announce that on tonight’s episode of The Record Crates United Mixtape, guitarist Josh Kimbrough performs a few songs for us and chats about the upcoming vinyl reissue of his brilliant 2020 record, Slither, Soar and Disappear, on Worried Songs. Be sure to tune in to Dunebuggyradio.com tonight at 8PM EST/7PMContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape #57 with Josh Kimbrough”

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”

July 2021 Roundup

We have been absolutely floored by the mountain of killer releases that reached our virtual door this month. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the other great albums and EPs that we’ve been loving over the last few weeks: The Man From Atlantis – Volume 1 We are crazy about this album. Hailing fromContinue reading “July 2021 Roundup”