|Bishop, Sir Richard / Intermezzo|
|Artist:||Bishop, Sir Richard||Added:||07/2012|
|Add Date:||2012-07-15||Pull Date:||2012-09-16|
|Week Ending:||2 Sep||26 Aug||19 Aug||12 Aug||29 Jul||22 Jul|
|1.||Sep 27, 2012:||Catharsis |
Inner Redoubt, Dance Of The Cedars
|4.||Sep 20, 2012:||minimum entropy ii |
|2.||Sep 26, 2012:||The Sunset Life |
|5.||Sep 19, 2012:||maximum entropy |
Dust & Spurs
|3.||Sep 25, 2012:||Songs: Cantan |
|6.||Aug 30, 2012:||Catharsis |
Dance Of The Cedars
The unknighted Sir Richard Bishop is a folk guitar virtuoso whose solo work after Sun City Girls has spanned a broad range of worldwide influences. His keen ear for harmony provides even his most repetitive motifs with colorful complexity. On this record, the almost entirely unaccompanied Bishop delves into a blend of Indian raga, Saharan music, American folk, and even jazz, with a humble yet vibrant approach, prompting comparisons as diverse as Chet Atkins, Jack Rose, David Gilmour, Steve Gunn, and Omar Khorshid. Most tracks are beautiful; those that aren’t are fascinating nonetheless.|
A1. Bright and energetic Arabic-flavored tune, deep and hypnotic ostinatos
A2. A drifting electric haze of vaguely raga-esque half melodies wandering around, aimless but entrancing
A3. A joyful and bombastic Saharan jam, definitely sounds like an oud + some Berber percussion
A4. Epic acoustic raga contemplation, pure meditation bliss… if Steve Gunn wrote a lullaby, it might sound like this.
B1. Cheesy, old timey bluesy jazz romp, total Chet Atkins / Les Paul worship with a rich, surf-like electric tone
B2. Haunting electric meditations, sparse and melancholy. David Gilmour suffering from altitude sickness in a Tibetan monastery.
B3. Gentle, dreamy ballad. Delicate, bittersweet arpeggios stumbling in a somnambulant haze.
B4. Frantic, cluttered dissonance—totally incoherent sliding up and down the frets.
B5. Shimmering raga textures—some exotic scales over sparse, droning bliss
|1.||Dust & Spurs||5.||Hump Tulip|
|3.||Dance Of The Cedars||7.||Molasses|
|4.||Inner Redoubt||8.||Cranial Tap|