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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 30Jul 23Jul 16Jul 9

 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