Boomkat Product Review:
Another total doozy from the YYAA label who were behind TCF's incredible tape debut. Their 4th release introduces the 'Solo Guitar' of Trevor Lee Larson in an exquisite dustbowl drift of plangent guitars and pulsing synth dub set to become another firm favourite 'round our way. To be totally fair, the title 'Solo Guitar' is a tad misleading, as the synthesiser contributions of Sebastian Tesch are practically integral to the album's appeal but, we're not pedants (honest) so they get a pass. Anyway, we're in deepest backwoods territory here, Larson acting as our shaman/woodsman/itinerant story teller, casting captivating yarns in a husky croon set to minimalist, metallic six-string webs of gloom and synths that sound liek they were programmed to a Native American ritual rhythm. The 2nd side actually brightens up quite a lot, allowing the synths to bloom and adding a more flamenco-styled inflection warranting obvious comparison with some Takoma obscurity. It's a bewt, plain and simple.