Various Artists / Eight Trails, One Path
Album: Eight Trails, One Path   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Aug 2012
Label:Three Lobed Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-08-12 Pull Date: 2012-10-14
Week Ending: Oct 7 Sep 30 Sep 23 Sep 16 Aug 26 Aug 19
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Recent Airplay
1. Dec 28, 2021: Virutally Happy
4. Sep 30, 2012: Ghost Trees
2. May 14, 2013: Home Free
Quarter Wheel
5. Sep 25, 2012: Songs: Cantan
Trailways Gramble
3. Oct 04, 2012: The Sunset Life
Stranded On Io
6. Sep 20, 2012: minimum entropy ii
Stranded On Io

Album Review
Diego Aguilar-Canabal
Reviewed 2012-08-05
Three Lobed Records released this limited compilation on Record Store Day 2012. Mostly acoustic tracks, these exclusive songs feature some neo-folk guitar heavyweights such as Steve Gunn, Sir Richard Bishop, and his brother Al “Alvarius B.” Bishop. Local drone workhorse Danny Paul Grody also does a lovely acoustic lullaby. The acoustic tracks are wonderful displays of virtuosity, in the same school of Americana that includes Jack Rose, Sandy Bull, John Fahey. Oh, and then Lee Ranaldo pulls out an electric guitar for a boring, mopey shoegaze track. Excellent stuff overall. RIYL good music, sunsets, DADGAD tuning

1. (7:31) Al B. of Sun City Girls fumbles with his guitar for 40secs, then plods along on a deep, rootsy blues twang with some raga harmonies.
2. (2:37) William Tyler contributes a brief, hazy ambient track. Natural guitar harmonics and organ drone.
3. (5:33) DPG lays down a simple yet gorgeous modal melody, but he layers additional guitar tracks over it, things get complex and sunshiney
4. (6:53) Six Organs Of Admittance brings us a plaintive, melancholy piece that recalls baroque classical and rustic Appalachia
5. (6:53) Steve Gunn absolutely shreds on this fantastic tune, bright and bombastic raga licks jumbled in a swirl of open-tuning harmony
6. (6:31) Lee Ranaldo turns up the reverb on his electric guitar, croons some distant whispered melodies, sounds like Evan Caminiti if he got really sad and joined Vestals.
7. (4:40) Dave Daniell continues in the vein of Steve Gunn with some lush 12-stringe raga arrangements, very dark and occasionally dissonant harmonies
8. (4:13) Sir Richard Bishop puts the cherry on top with a heartwarming, endearing folk fingerpicking tune, almost all major-key and Western modalities, yet still strange and serene

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Alvarius B. El Gomhoreya
2. William Tyler Lismacue
3. Danny Paul Grody Late November
4. Six Organs Of Admittance Stranded On Io
5. Steve Gunn Trailways Gramble
6. Lee Ranaldo By The Window
7. David Daniell Housewarming
8. Sir Richard Bishop Quarter Wheel