25 to 40
(Full Spectrum Records)
Reviewed by BravoMarco
A Luke Gullikson release & mastered by Andrew Weathers. This is the sound of the New Mexico landscape: Barren, sparse & mesmerizing. As the man himself says of the sound “Peripatetic avant-troubadour songs for the discerning vagabond”
Quiet atmospheric guitar – made in the desert. Could all really be one long track.
Like: Andrew Tomasello, Andrew Weathers, White Dove, Ry Cooder (Paris, Texas)
All good – Prefer 1,4,5,8
1) FR 10 (2.34) Tense country style twang, instead of going all out pyschobilly it finishes with a sad-ish refrain.
2) FR 87 (2.21) Quiet, yet filled with joyful moments.
3) FR 150 (2.48) Synths get a look in over the guitars. Playful.
4) FR 242 (2.58) Finger plucking richness.
5) FR 253 (2.57) Carries on from the previous track with that extra delicate touch. (long quiet fade)
6) FR 376 (2.44) As before, synths provide the new accompaniment. (abrupt end)
7) FR 106 (2.57) Gentle harmonies & whistling in addition to the sun drenched feel.
8) FR 572 (2.55) The previous tracks get better with the added flute.
9) FR 6 (2.38) An airier version than the others. . (abrupt end)
10) FR 335 (3.26) Just as dreamy, this is the lounge act from the Stardust Rooms version. 25 seconds of out-takes at the end.