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martedì 18 novembre 2008

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James Blackshaw signs to Young God Records !!!!!

I don’t know what to say about James. If you haven’t yet heard his music, just go out and buy everything. It’ll provide you with hours tranced out bliss, I guarantee. I couldn’t be more thrilled than I am to have the privilege of releasing his music. Read more about him here and here’s a few press quotes to give you the idea. Go to his myspace page and listen there for a taste. http://www.myspace.com/jamesblackshaw

"The hypnotic arpeggios at the heart of James Blackshaw’s acoustic guitar playing reflect strong influences from outside the precincts of folk music: minimalist composers like Steve Reich and Terry Riley, and some of their precursors, like Erik Satie. Mr. Blackshaw, a British autodidact still in his mid-20s, fingerpicks his 12-string Guild with an immersive focus befitting such heady allusions. At its best, his sumptuous new album, Litany of Echoes, conveys a stark and ancient feeling, like something handed down through the ages...." - Nate Chinen, The New York Times

James is working on his YGR debut now, and from what he says it’ll feature fully fleshed out orchestrations and will be a big step forward. Look for this release mid next year… sign up to the newsletter for updates…


3 commenti:

Kekko ha detto...

qua in giro si continuano a chiudere dei cerchi. ricordo che tipo un paio d'anni fa avevo sentito parlare di un tour italiano di james blackshaw.

sarà un capolavoro.

mr.crown ha detto...

cerchiamo di avere buona memoria.

chris ha detto...

kekko: ti trovo anche in queste zone d'ombra. sì se ne era parlato. se ne parla e se ne parlerà