Often these days I need 20 minutes to clear my head from the 'new way of life' both personally and politically. This album allows me to clear my head, center my mind, and push through to the next day a bit stronger. Thank you.
A great collection of Tim Berne compositions rendered with exquisite clarity on solo guitar. These interpretations emphasis Berne's melodic genius, partly because the voices come across with more clarity on guitar than when these same pieces are played by ensembles. Belisle-Chi's command of colour and dynamics is also really impressive. It's not ideal through headphones, because for some strange reason it was recorded (or maybe just mixed?) in mono. So play it through speakers, loudly. idonotwantaseparateusername
This music is, i think, what I am aiming at almost anytime I pick up an instrument, at least in spirit. Maybe sonically as well.
Simple, conversational poetry. Emotionally true. Elegant, sparse instrumentation. It is a home-cooked meal. It is an old friend. Thank you, Phil, for gifting us this record. pajama_day