Vinyl LP £14.49 TSQ2769
LP on Tompkins Square.
9/10 Richard 1st February 2017
Daniel Bachman is fast becoming one of my favourite guitar players, and although some may feel this is a very crowded field, there is enough variety in his style to keep me interested. This is why picking up albums in his back catalogue, such as thing one, can be so rewarding.
Things start with opening track 'Copperhead' creating a real sense of urgency, the playing being pretty frantic from the off, but never scratchy or distorted in the manner of say, Bill Orcutt. Things then settle down somewhat for some lovely introspective playing that continues nicely into track two 'Seven Pines' before Bachman again ramps things up, and the track becomes loud and almost aggressive. The rest of the album struggles a little to match up to such a fantastic opening combo, but there is a beauty hidden deep within the record that can be glanced as the underlying drone lifts itself gently into view as Bachman lets things rip. Certainly no one trick pony.
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