|Bachman, Daniel / Orange County Serenade|
|Album:||Orange County Serenade||Collection:||General|
|Add Date:||2014-08-08||Pull Date:||2014-10-10|
|Week Ending:||12 Oct||5 Oct||28 Sep||14 Sep||7 Sep||31 Aug||24 Aug||17 Aug|
|1.||Sat, 19 Aug 17:||Mr. Tumnus|
|4.||Tue, 28 Apr 15:||Andy S|
|2.||Sat, 05 Mar 16:||Mr. Tumnus|
|5.||Thu, 19 Feb 15:||DJ Away|
The Sunset Life
|3.||Sun, 03 Jan 16:||Waves|
|6.||Thu, 08 Jan 15:||DJ Away|
The Sunset Life
Still in his early twenties, Virginia steel string guitarist Daniel Bachman has plowed his way into the circle of the best American guitarists going, leaving a slew of exhilarating releases along his trail. His new release shucks off the accompanying instruments of his previous album Jesus I’m a Sinner, and many of the pieces in here are in the meditative keys of D Major/Minor, resulting in an album of intense focus. As always, RIYL all American folk guitarists (though this makes me think particularly of Leo Kottke’s 6- and 12- String Guitar). Favorites: 3, 5, 7, 8. No words, no FCCs.|
1. (5:18)—Opening raga-like, minor key drone. Comes out swinging, with cascading steel strings that part to welcome an intense but less busy final third.
2. (3:58)—Slow, stark, with slide guitar.
3. *(4:28)—Tumbles along in a peppy but easygoing way. DADGAD meditations.
4. (5:12)—First half is bouncy slide. Kicks into a lower gear before coming full circle.
5. *(6:58)—Dramatic intro. Fast and tense, meandering. Becomes slower and gentler over time.
6. (3:32)—Slow, (mostly) 12-bar slide country blues.
7. *(6:42)—Heavy classical Indian influence. First half is the droning intro, second half is upbeat and faster.
8. *(2:25)—Slow, melancholy, very pretty.
|1.||Blue Mass||5.||And Now I Am Born To Die|
|2.||Coming Home||6.||Orange County Serenade|
|3.||Pig Iron||7.||Up And Down The C & O|
|4.||Little Lady Blues||8.||We Would Be Building|