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Desert Heat / Cat Mask At Huggie Temple
Album:Cat Mask At Huggie Temple Collection:General
Artist:Desert Heat Added:08/2013
Label:M.I.E. 

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Add Date:2013-09-01 Pull Date:2013-11-03 
Week Ending:27 Oct20 Oct13 Oct6 Oct29 Sep22 Sep15 Sep8 Sep
Airplays:12213112

 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
Lestrygonian
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
 
Adam
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