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ARTIST
TITLE
10,000 Miles
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
BWR 002CD BWR 002CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/1/2007

"Chris Summerlin's debut album under the boastful, ironic pseudonym Last of the Real Hardmen follows six years of releasing lathe-cut vinyl and hand-crafted CD-Rs that received tiny circulation to no more than a small circle of fans. The quality of the tunes on offer suggest this is a third or fourth album rather than an excitable first. Summerlin is a virtuoso guitarist and lays down electric guitar patterns with drums, field recordings and the occasional bottleneck to provide depth and variation. Instrumental music can be hard to keep interesting and this is where Summerlin's skill really kicks in, injecting his form of purist instrumental music with nods towards inevitably John Fahey merged with the full-bodied widescreen emissions of Tortoise. The lovely folks at Birdwar have also included 6 tracks from Summerlin's ultra-limited lathe cut 10" originally released on Lone Hand recordings and this faultlessly adds to the mass of an almost worryingly beautiful album. Despite costing 30p to make on a cassette 4-track, this is otherworldly and timeless music."