Ltd LP on Blackest Rainbow. Edn of 250 copies.
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More Blackest Rainbow goodness in this week. This time it's a split from Black Eagle Child and Donato Epiro, two master guitar strummers/pickers. Black Eagle Child is the work of Michael Jantz who captivates with his immense guitar picking skills. Layers of accordion drone, occasional glockenspiel and the odd use of a field recording or two give this an appropriate (for the time of year) autumnal feel. Melodically this is beautiful stuff. It's a magikal collection of tracks that bring to mind elements of State River Widening and Pullman and is the perfect listening experience to accompany a frosty November morning. Flip it over and Donato Epiro picks up where Jantz left off. This Italian git-maestro takes guitar meditation to another level using repetitive picking techniques and guitar layering to create a patchwork of twangs, whirs and drones. Again, melodically this is totally impressive stuff but Donato Epiro's style is certainly more abstract than Black Eagle Child's and as a result is slightly more intense and un-nerving to listen to. Spooky stuff that features ace photography from Joe Blanchard. Nice one lad.
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