This item is to the best of our knowledge available to us from the supplier and should ship to you within the time-frame indicated. If there are any unforeseen issues with availability we will notify you immediately
Boomkat Product Review:
The long-awaited third instalment of Tompkins Square's Imaginational Anthem series doesn't drop the ball. After the previous two garnered considerable critical plaudits and found a crossover audience (thanks to rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Uncut) this compilation quite reasonably doesn't change the formula, though you will find a line-up of new artists tackling the instrumental acoustic guitar theme in new, challenging ways. Greg Davis' 'Sleep Architecture' approaches the task in a similar fashion as Jim O'Rourke did on Bad Timing, combining rag-style open tunings with electroacoutic processing. Similarly left of the dial, R. Keenan Lawler's 'High Tower Bells For Loren Connors' sounds oddly out of tune and metallic, perhaps played on some resonator guitar. like a Dobro or National. It's all quite similar to the kinds of experimentation you'd expect from Tom Carter, or even Jandek, although for all its peculiarities you can still make out a bluesy melodic structure in there. While the compilation is filled with virtuosic soloing and extended Takoma-style ragas (with a notable fourteen minuter from Steffen Basho-Junghans), for me the very finest contribution comes from Nathan Salsburg, whose 'Bold Ruler's Joys' is a wonderfully composed two-minute solo that crams more melodic ideas into its modest duration than any of those extended open-tuned improv sessions. Highly Recommended.