Alvarius B / Alvarius B
Album:Alvarius B Collection:General
Artist:Alvarius B Added:Oct 2006
Label:Abduction Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-10-29 Pull Date:2006-12-31 
Week Ending:Dec 31Dec 17Dec 3Nov 26Nov 19Nov 12Nov 5

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 27, 2010:lost and found
70 Mile House
4.Sep 29, 2010:Kremit visits Brownian Motion
Outside Steppes
2.Oct 21, 2010:Satan, still in the playoffs
Gloomy June
5.Sep 23, 2010:Brick's In Oahu Pt. II
The Waxing
3.Oct 06, 2010:Pee Pirates In The Playoffs, Why Did We Take All Those Laxatives
Outside Steppes
6.Jul 01, 2010:Value Machine

Album Review
Chauncy Sunderland
Reviewed 2006-10-23 

32 short solo acoustic guitar compositions by Alvarius B (of Sun City Girls). Experimental, lo-fi, wandering. Ranges from appalachian folk, drone, raga, noodles, to unconventional plucking+strumming. Tempted to compare to the usual suspects Newman, Basho-Jughans, & Rose, but unlike the above, technique is not really present, but is made up for by intimacy and refreshingly naive and earnest musicality. Times range from 0:48 to 2:19. A reissue of recordings made from 1981-1989. Picks ***14,24 **4,5,10,11,13,16,23,27 *2,9,12,15,30. Really, all good. Just drop the needle. FCC clean. Moo-cows on the beach!!

Raga - 2,11,13,22,30
Korean influence - 4,5,8,18
Percussive - 1,6,13,15,17,23,29
"Traditional" folk - 2,7,11,14 (harmonica),19,28
Midtempo - 4,9,13,16
Fast & frenetic - 1,6,15,17,22,23,29,31
Herky-jerky - 1,15,17,29,31
Stripped Down & Bare - 5,16,24,28 (ends -0:30)
Bluesy - 18,32
Rockish - 20 (slow),25 (fast)
Slow & restful - 12,24
Slow, pained & anthemic - 14
Slow & melancholy - 9 (harmonica),26,27
Darker & dramatic - 3,6,27 (whistling),30,32
Flowing &/or harmonious - 2,7,11,12,19,28
Experimentally Noodley - 8,10,15
Experimentally Searching - 21,24,26

Track Listing
1.The Mighty Bufo 17.Wreckage The Julip
2.Gloomy June 18.Mouth Pacific
3.Day-Glo Joe 19.Jackalope
4.Mystery Altitude 20.Deputy Piano-Wired
5.70 Mile House 21.Vongco Texa
6.The Waxing 22.Mesarchuleta
7.Blue West 23.Incident In Your Hair
8.Cold Piece Capsule 24.Flaming Stagecoach
9.Mosquito 25.Bloody Whiteshirt Handshake
10.Phantom Green Light 26.Missing From Pasture
11.El Mirage 27.Mr. Lonely
12.Outside Steppes 28.Cupid's Crossbow
13.Jet Nicholson Murder 29.Black-Eyed Shrubbery
14.Bleak 30.Cancer To Capricorn
15.66 Miles North Of Vegas 31.Missing Trombone
16.Bad Moves Of Distinction 32.Sky Realty