7" box set £14.99 EM1117TEP
3 x 7" set on EM Records.
CD £14.99 EM1117CD
CD on EM Records.
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- Six-O-Seven Blues by Ryo Takematsu
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Here's a trio of 7"s from Japanese guitarist Ryo Takematsu, with a couple of originals and five covers. 'Six-O-Seven Blues' itself is excellent, a multitracked six-minute passage where Takematsu he gently builds up a sparse and bluesy collage of sleepy twang'n'twinkle overlaid with spaced out drones and cosmic scrawl. It's really laid back. Think Plantagenet 3 interpreting John Carpenter's 'They Live' soundtrack and you're somewhere close.
The covers, meanwhile, move into guitar soli territory, with Takematsu playing unaccompanied through a Moore, a James and three Faheys. He really does have a beautifully measured playing style, twangy and expressive but peaceful and precise with it. This is a really lovely EP, although I've never been a fan of the fiddly multi-7" format.
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