Desert Heat / Cat Mask At Huggie Temple
Album: Cat Mask At Huggie Temple   Collection:General
Artist:Desert Heat   Added:Aug 2013

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-09-01 Pull Date: 2013-11-03
Week Ending: Oct 27 Oct 20 Oct 13 Oct 6 Sep 29 Sep 22 Sep 15 Sep 8
Airplays: 1 2 2 1 3 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 02, 2014: KZSU Top 100 of 2013
Chimay Blues, Cat Mask At Huggie Temple
4. Oct 23, 2013: minimum entropy
Chimay Blues
2. Dec 26, 2013: Street Hassle
Cat Mask At Huggie Temple
5. Oct 18, 2013: The Sunset Life
Chimay Blues
3. Nov 27, 2013: minimum entropy
Chimay Blues, Cat Mask At Huggie Temple
6. Oct 16, 2013: minimum entropy
Chimay Blues

Album Reviews
Reviewed 2013-09-26
This trio is the Gunn-Truscinski Duo with additional guitarist Cian Nugent (no relation to Ted, fortunately). For those unfamiliar with the duo, they effortlessly blend folk- rag, and rock into a unique and vibrant sound. Here that sound is more streamlined, less introspective and with a greater collective jam vibe. Crucial listening for fans of Fahey, William Tyler, Sun City Girls, and everything Steve Gunn related.

1. (12:07) A steadily marching, invigorating rocker. Midpaced grooving lays the backbone of a densely layered bluesy jam.
2. (15:27) Slow and chilled-out raga wanderings gradually build into a plodding, shimmering, meditation
Reviewed 2013-09-01
Dust bowl instrumental psychedelic rock. Trio of Steve Gunn, John Truscinski and Cian Nugent formed after playing a bowling alley warmup gig before a festival performance in the in the UK. Nugent’s acoustic guitar takes the folk, improv, and blues-inflected Gunn-Truscinski duo closer to Takoma territory, drone, and adds another layer of hypnotism for the open highway. This is right up your alley. Also see Six Organs of Admittance, Sun City Girls, Chris Forsyth, Three Lobed Recordings.

*1. Mid-jaunt swaying, swinging desert trot, head-nod syncopated groove. (12:07)
2. “deconstructed raga” hesitant sprawl builds to ringing guitar layers with deep percussive thump. (15:27)

Track Listing
1. Cat Mask At Huggie Temple   2. Chimay Blues