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Monsters Of Felt
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CD

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4/27/2010

2007 release. The Preservation label presents Monsters Of Felt, the third collaboration between Tom Carter and Robert Horton. Robert Horton's musical exploits are diverse, heady and spans over three decades. From his early punk days to joining various groups in pursuit of free jazz, drone and even psychedelic hillbilly, Horton is happily hard to pin-down. He also makes his own instruments. One found regularly across the 30-plus releases he's been involved with since 2005 is the "boot," a four-stringed instrument that plays like an otherworldly dobro or slide guitar. Tom Carter has been a lightning rod-like figure for the American psychedelic, folk and experimental underground scenes since forming one of the country's central cosmic travellers in Charalambides. Carter has since spread his wings into solo work and collaborations with the likes of Bardo Pond, Tower Recordings and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. However, it's the pairing with Robert Horton that emerges most frequently in his busy schedule, as they continue to foster their pairing into a singular kind of chemistry. This album hits a zone both fierce and lulling at once. The radiating undertow of Horton's sonic manipulations -- including sound sources from cassettes, field recordings, computer, bass and the "boot" -- accompanies Carter's re-routing of American guitar traditions into mantras of trance and white light. The set also features appearances from kindred spirits and free-folk favorites Brad and Eden Rose, along with Eastern instrument journeymen Henry Kuntz and Michael Shannon. It all adds up to Monsters Of Felt being yet another exciting step for two most intrepid musicians. Limited edition deluxe packaging featuring unique, award-winning design.