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Benzel, Bill / Tamarack Slack
Album:Tamarack Slack Collection:General
Artist:Benzel, Bill Added:09/2009
Label:Self-Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-05-30 Pull Date:2010-08-01 
Week Ending:6 Jun
Airplays:1

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 01, 2010:Scram!
Hard Times
2.May 25, 2010:Scram!
Locals Say Elm

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2010-05-25 
Well played fingerstyle guitar (on 12-string?). Rooted, no out-there experimentation. Has repressed/restraint of early Fahey on some tracks, wandering melodies of later Lang on others. Acoustic guitar only, no vocals.
+1.Sounds like an arrangement of “Deep Ellum Blues”. Bassy
+2.Gentle, mid-slow. Would go good next to Hawaiian.
+3.Free-flowing. This one’s more like recent Koettke.
4.Stately Hawaiian. On the beach, before the drinks. (Ends a little early)
+5.Slow, resigned, but not unhappy.
+6.Full sound, open, mid-tempo, loose structure
7. Restrained beginning, old-style, like a grandpa telling a familiar story. Loosens, relaxes, opens up in the middle/end.
+8.Happy, lots of high notes ringing clear, good ending piece- though the end of this piece sounds more like a quick-fadeout than a true end.

Track Listing
1.Locals Say Elm 5.Hard Times
2.J'nehinei 6.Las Recas
3.Tamarack Slack 7.Running With Grunion
4.Isa Lei 8.Red Tiede At Pente