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ARTIST
TITLE
Humbled Down
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
LVD 077CD LVD 077CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/25/2005

Following The Wire's declaration of the 'new weird america' and more specifically pigeon-holing artists as remote as Jack Rose, the Jewelled Antler collective, Matt Valentine, Six Organs of Admittance and who knows what else into a genre they termed 'outsider folk,' there has been an ever- rising tide of new players delving into the arena of instrumental acoustic guitar. "We hear very atmospheric moods with some minimal layers of colours that fit perfectly on top of each other, like in the old fashioned way of painting, where ground colours gleam through giving the perfect glance and makes certain focused parts livelier. One of these layers is done in moments with some environmental sounds, like birds or crickets. The organ, and sometimes harmonica and some other droning effects, usually stimulates the mood. The acoustic guitar lead is the most descriptive part. But often also the resonance chamber is melting with the other sounds when it becomes its environment and surrounding, 'droning' space. Although the acoustic guitar almost everywhere leads the meandering descriptions, I heard also other instruments, like the accompanying second fingerpicking instrument, the banjo, something like cello or violin, and perhaps a few more instruments. A very beautiful, very descriptive musical trip with a reflective environmental soundscape for inner peace." -- Gerald Van Waes.