Why shop with us? 0113 245 4399


In the latter part of 2016, following the death of Leonard Cohen, improvising guitarist Charlie Ulyatt decided to pay tribute to the great man in a pleasingly oblique way. Rather than just throwing together a few covers, he pulled out phrases from Cohen’s poetry and let them inspire his guitar playing. Do Not Forget Old Friends is the tender and beautiful result. Self-released in a slender CDr and tape edition.


CD £4.99

Limited self-released CDr.

  • In stock / Ships in 1 working day ?
  • Shipping cost: £1.00 ?
This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Tape £4.99

Limited self-released cassette. Edition of 20 copies.

  • In stock / Ships in 1 working day ?
  • Shipping cost: £1.60 ?
This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

REVIEWS

Do Not Forget Old Friends by Charlie Ulyatt
1 review. Write a review for us »
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 04 January 2017

Charlie Ulyatt is a Nottingham based musician who plays solo guitar in a kind of semi-improvised style. Here he used his thoughts on the passing of Leonard Cohen to write very quickly a series of pieces inspired by the great man's poetry.  As you might expect the pieces have a bleak and minimal feel with notes few and far between. Space is used to good effect and on the likes of 'Alone on the Bus; there's something of the eerie guitar tones Slint used on 'Spiderland'.

His music is comparable to another Midlands based improviser Yellow 6 but is less lush and more stark seemingly with no overdubs and little treatment on the guitar other than hints of reverb.

The album is patient and minimal and sometimes I wish for more variation but it is successful in creating a mood that allows you to sink deep into these short improvisations.   




YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS


PRESS RELEASE

What the artist or label has to say for themselves. Read more.


EMAIL ALERTS

Your email address will not be abused or shared.