First & Last by RM Hubbert

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First & Last by RM Hubbert
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8/10 Brian 24 February 2011

Bloody hell, Phil should be reviewing this. El Hombre Trajeado were one of those bands only he knows about and maybe 3 other quiet introspective folks dotted around Scotland & Scandinavia. This chap was in them back then & now here he is with his CU backed solo debut which gathers up some incredibly thought-provoking instrumentals of the experimental guitar variety. He meshes together influences ranging from Flamenco, Fahey's Tacoma style, post-rock, Samba &, on occasion, that wonderfully personable percussive style that guys like Eric Roche perfected. Saves having a kick-drum pedal tied to yr foot if yr gonna be a one man band. I always thought the guitar was wasted when people just deployed the strings. No seriously, this chap doesn't sit still, he doesn't just try & throw Jack Rose-style pastiches at us. His playing is vivid, colourful, emotive & inventive. He truly explores his axe & all the burrs, inflections & blemishes are there to savour & enjoy. Like Blackshaw supporting Swans last year, this guy has been taken under Mogwai's wing for their mammoth tour. Get there early and feel the talent, what a lovely surprise! Make sure you shout 'Mrs. Saunders' for me........For fans of the usual suspects, plus the likes of Cam Deas & Spoono!



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