Harrison, Lou / Serenado
Album: Serenado   Collection:General
Artist:Harrison, Lou   Added:Sep 2003
Label:New Albion Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-11-17 Pull Date: 2004-01-19
Week Ending: Nov 30 Nov 23
Airplays: 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 21, 2011: Bisous Bojoux
4. Nov 18, 2003: pthbrp
2. Nov 28, 2003: "In Your Ear..." Post-Turkey Consumption
Serenade for Guitar: I Round, II Air, III Infinite Canon, IV Usul, V Sonata
5. Nov 17, 2003: Fly By Night
The Sinuous Arcade with Swin
3. Nov 26, 2003: In the Leaves

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-10-07
If you like John Fahey but don’t care for the blues, you will enjoy this album. On the other hand, blues lovers will too. What I’m saying is that this is an album of finger-picked, folk guitar with a hint of out-ness and influences from near and far – classical guitar, flamenco, country, North African, and others. Some percussion enhances a couple of the tracks but for the most part, it’s interesting compositions sparsely arranged and well played. Most tracks are short. All are very good. Highly recommended.

1. Percussive
2. Somber
3. Harpsichord-evoking
4. Dead Can Dance-like troubadour style
5. Tender
6. Upbeat and embellished by tinkly bells
7. Forceful but also sparse
8. Hesitant, questioning patterns
9. Medieval counterpoint-influenced
10. Yow – fast, precise picking, swirling melody; a relative barn-burner
11. Despite the title, dark and menacing
12. Abstract melody punctuated by finger cymbals tinkling
13. Slow, deliberate march in a middle-eastern tone
14. Similar to the opening of the suite, track 10; complex and beautiful
15. Buzzing, sliding steel guitar on a slow, meandering tune
16. More direct attack on the steel guitar for this assertive and faster tune
17. The word “sinuous” in the title is appropriate for the melody
18. Two-guitars play intertwining patterns for a dance piece
19. A simple not-very-obvious waltz

Track Listing
1. Avalotkiteshvara   10. Round
2. Threnody   11. Air
3. Sonata in Ishartum   12. Infinite Canon
4. Beverly's Troubadour Piece   13. Usul
5. Music for Bill and Me   14. Sonata
6. Jahla   15. The Leaning Lady
7. Serenado Por Gitaro   16. The Rock Garden
8. Plaint   17. The Sinuous Arcade with Swin
9. Variations   18. Tandy's Tango
  19. A Waltz for Evelyn Hinrichse