|Alcorn, Susan / Curandera|
|Artist:||Alcorn, Susan||Added:||Jan 2009|
|Add Date:||2009-03-08||Pull Date:||2009-05-10||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||Apr 12||Apr 5||Mar 29||Mar 22||Mar 15|
|1.||Oct 22, 2009:||New Playlist |
Mama Day's Last Walk
|4.||Mar 27, 2009:||Jena & Gomorrah |
People Get Ready
|2.||Apr 08, 2009:||The Heart of KZSU |
You And Me
|5.||Mar 27, 2009:||Emphysema For Emphasis |
|3.||Apr 03, 2009:||Emphysema For Emphasis |
|6.||Mar 24, 2009:||Another PACC Appreciation Hour |
Susan Alcorn - Curandera|
Alcorn plays pedal steel guitar in an improv and free-folk context, but she's also used it in its more traditional C&W role; here there's some of both; she plays some covers but not very conventionally. The whole album is quiet, introspective, and deliberate; the sound is echoy. Suitable for after midnight and the middle of nowhere. Loren Connors fans would like this.
Best: 1, 5, 6
1. Long liquid slides on single strings; think arid desert psychedelia. Slow pace.
2. Sort of wandering tune that flirts with folkish melodies (I keep almost hearing "Black is the Color"). Occasionally bursts of "out" improvish playing.
3. Long cover of a Tammy Winette tune starts out with low reverberating strums. The material doesn't really suit the style of playing.
4. Messiaen cover. Extremely slow moving but a very rich, beautiful sound.
5. Improv that's like Christina Carter if she were more interesting, even though nothing seems to happen. (But then, nothing needs to happen.)
6. Mayfield cover. Sounds hymn-like.
7. Like 2.
|2.||Twin Beams||5.||Broken Obelisk|
|3.||You And Me||6.||People Get Ready|
|7.||Mama Day's Last Walk|