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Tuttle, Andrew / Andrew Tuttle
Album:Andrew Tuttle Collection:General
Artist:Tuttle, Andrew Added:08/2018
Label:Room 40 

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Add Date:2018-08-12 Pull Date:2018-10-14 Charts:Classical/Experimental

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2018-08-08 
John Fahey and Leo Kotke are obvious references to this solo artist who incorporates finger picking on acoustic guitars, banjos, with synth and drone, noise, loops. Abstract and hypnotic stuff, altogether beautiful. Tracks at start are more accessible as the CD devolves into more distant trippiness as it progresses. A KZSU fave, stalwart. See also stuff like Barn Owl, Even Caminiti, newer Earth. From Brisbane, Australia. (This album was “assisted by the Australian Council, its arts funding and advisory body...the Queensland Govt through Arts Queensland”. Can you imagine, the govt supporting great art? Guh.....)

1) (3:51) chiming piano, banjo, stringlike organ, fades to balmy loops 2)* (6:20) analog synth loops and drone to start, then pleasant guitar picking, mindful mindless, picks up in places a la Kotke 3)* (5:50) low drop tuned drone and finger picking, nice 4) (2:18) minimal banjo with cool synth, hillbillies on mushrooms in an alpine meadow 5) (2:02) minimalist space guitar 6)* (4:42) distant treated chiming guitar tones, trippy and hypnotic 7)* (3:30) looping banjo to start but quickly very trippy synth tones throw a blanket on it, dissolve, the banjo fights back 8)* (4:41) drop dead gorgeous shimmering spaciness, sans obvious instruments, until last minute where guitar returns and trumpet appears

Track Listing
1.Sodermalm Syndrome 5.Meterological Warning
2.Transmission Interruption 6.Reflections On The Twighlight
3.Boarding Zone 7.A Winding River
4.Garden Development 8.The Coldest Night