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ARTIST
TITLE
School And Rivers
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WEAVIL 032CD WEAVIL 032CD
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RELEASE DATE
2/17/2009

This is the second full-length release for UK-based Tom James Scott for Bo'Weavil. School And Rivers is a selection of five new slices of minimal guitar compositions. These are varied pieces that were written immediately after the release of Red Deer (WEAVIL 026CD), to those that came about just before recording began in March of 2008. David Aird's tuba playing on the title track and "Seabird" provides a necessary weight, pulling at the high notes of the guitar that hang in mid-air, with droning, near-dissonant tones in the more fluid sections. Tom has an interest in melodies that drift in and out of focus, moving between abstract and more concrete forms, leaving pockets of silence where the listener can escape. The pieces on this recording remain quite static, following slight variations through time. Not to be mistaken as coming from the tradition of Fahey et al., Tom's cues are from a far more diverse palette, modern composition, piano contemplations, ethnic/folk recordings and the wealth of improvisation are but a few.