Mcauley, Jim / Gongfarmer 18
Album: Gongfarmer 18   Collection:General
Artist:Mcauley, Jim   Added:Apr 2006
Label:Nine Winds  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-07-02 Pull Date: 2006-09-03
Week Ending: Jul 30 Jul 23 Jul 16 Jul 9
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 27, 2006: Cognitive Overload
4. Jul 04, 2006: Patriotism Without Kathryn
Stately Chords
2. Jul 22, 2006: John Gielgud
Sulustar Sipsihiilere
5. May 19, 2006: Rock in a Position: I'll punch a donkey in the streets of Galway
Eyelids Of Buddha
3. Jul 11, 2006: Radio of Imagination

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-06-28
Acoustic guitar solos in two different veins: Gentle, melodic, and cascading -- or abstractly improvised. Has its John Fahey and Derek Bailey moments, as well as pretty and dark phases. A folky/country twang to these instrumentals, even on the more abstract tracks.

Savor the delicious sound of steel strings on the rustling improvs, and the autumn-leaves-falling tranquility (with dark shadings) of the pretty tracks. FCC clean.

1- Spare bursts, a bit abstract.
2- Slow, crystalline, slightly menacing
3- Abstractly bluesy picking, alternates fast and slow phases
4- Slow and pretty ... then some glorious abstract sound experimentation. Ends in a fairly quiet and dark space.
5- Fast picking, starts stammery and falls into a nice groove. Even feels a little proggy.
6- Gentle and soft, some bluesy twang. Gains speed later.
7- Rattly, busy improv. Slow, slack twanging later.
8- Shimmering fast; Fahey-like
9- Contemplative, fairly quiet yet fast
10- Cool twangy fingerpicking, after slow start. Deep and low.
11- Pretty, melodic. A feel of deep longing. Speeds up later.

Track Listing
1. Dark Blooming   6. Nika's Waltz
2. Stately Chords   7. Kneebounce
3. Blues For Wally Blanchette   8. Sulustar Sipsihiilere
4. Eyelids Of Buddha   9. Before Thought
5. 1+2   10. Blues For Wally Blanchette 2
  11. Stone Cone