Tibbetts, Steve / Acoustibbets/Elektrobitts/Axotibbetts
Album: Acoustibbets/Elektrobitts/Axotibbetts   Collection:General
Artist:Tibbetts, Steve   Added:Feb 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-07-10 Pull Date: 2011-09-11
Week Ending: Jul 24 Jul 17
Airplays: 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 20, 2011: bricolage i
Hellbound Train, Full Moon Dogs
3. Jul 15, 2011: Music Casserole
All For Nothing
2. Jul 20, 2011: Grace
4. Jul 13, 2011: Brownian Motion
Going Somewhere

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2011-06-30
3 CD set, a collection of music released over the span of 1976-2010 on such great labels as Six Degrees, Cuneiform, Ryko, ECM: Guitar playing with a lot of tabla and Eastern influences very much in the vein of John McLaughlin/Shakti later King Crimson, and bordering on jazz. All instrumental besides some female vocalizations, soaring. Pretty and heady stuff that would fit in amongst noise and experimental as well as a World or Jazz set. Some of it is “smooth” and others are blasting prog jazz stylings that are impressive and some is far along the avant/experimental/noise spectrum (!) and a lot is undeniably World. CDs have 14-19 tracks each (!) where CD1 concentrates on acoustic guitar, CD2 electric, brings to mind all the greats along with experimentalists Saqquara Dogs and CD3 is genuine avante/experimentalism. Theres a lot in here and I encourage you to explore this stuff. I’ve commented on what I felt were highlights of the set in lieu of a complete unwieldy track by track.

CD1: acoustic guitar 1) percussive chill, eastern feel with McLaughlin coming to mind 2) upbeat, denser with tabla etc, faster picking 3) take on Led Zeppelin’s “black mountain side”, the guitar is almost to the T, the tone is slower and smoother 5) soaring fem vocs 7, 10,11) very lovely and chill 16) solo, nice

CD2: electric guitar 1) builds in intensity, some searing guitar and pounding percussion 3) smokin’ 4) slower more mindful, supercool guitar 11) some really nice prog, super stylin’

CD3: experimental, avante and World (all dreamy lovely stuff) 1) long and pretty 10-16) features eastern female vocals and other, very world 19) string heavy, almost folky but really pleasant

Track Listing
1. Chandogra   26. Name Everything
2. All For Nothing   27. Your Cat
3. Black Mountain Side   28. Ur
4. Wish   29. Sphexes
5. A Clear Day And No Memories   30. Ten Years
6. Climbing   31. Vision
7. Night Again   32. Going Somewhere
8. My Last Chance   33. Kuladzokpa
9. The Big Wind   34. Wait
10. Aerial View   35. 3 Letters 1
11. Interlude   36. 3 Letters 2
12. 100 Moons   37. 3 Letters 3
13. Start   38. Running
14. Mile 234 (Excerpt)   39. Burning Temple
15. Lament   40. Kyamdro Semkye
16. Threnody   41. Ngani Tröma Pt. 1
17. Tal   42. Ngani Tröma Pt. 2
18. Full Moon Dogs   43. Nubchok Dechen
19. Hellbound Train   44. Senge Wangchuck
20. Black Temple   45. Kangyi Tengi
21. Chandoha   46. Palden Rangjung
22. Lochana   47. Kyamdro Semkye
23. Roam And Spy   48. Ishvarana
24. Nyemma   49. Padre-Yaga
25. Forget   50. Fjellmanngjenta