Held, Colin / History of a Bed
Album: History of a Bed   Collection:General
Artist:Held, Colin   Added:Nov 2001
Label:Rats Ass Recordings  

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 14, 2013: minimum entropy
4. Dec 07, 2001: Umami Jazz Program
2. Jan 16, 2002: Strange Attractors
5. Dec 04, 2001: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
3. Jan 03, 2002: Strange Attractors
1976-1980, 1981-1989

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2001-11-28
Solo space guitar from local Half Moon Bay goat fucker, our very own indeed, drum roll pleaseā€¦..The Bawd of Euphony! (you asked for it Colin). Long tracks of mindful (mindless?) electric guit picking, trippy chords, backwards masking, and moody guitar licks. All with relaxing reverb, venturing into the realm of spacier John Fahey, Fred Frith and (dare I say) early beautiful Hearts of Space-land (when they were good, about 20 years ago). Check out liner notes proving once and for all that Colin has a lot of time to think out there on the farm. All good.

1) starts slow, quiet guit picking builds slightly to duet/overdubs, spacey
2) strummed chords w/ sustain, picks up w/ melodic picking
3) rhythmic theme w/ noise picking dubbed over, edgier, louder double picking
4) pretty echoey harmonics w/ backwards guit, hypnotic trippy and cool, builds w/ chords

Track Listing
1. 1976-1980   3. 1990-1997
2. 1981-1989   4. 1998-2001