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Boomkat Product Review:
I’m very fond of these occasional splits from the very lovely Music Fellowship label. The last one featured f1 Mile North and Tarantel side project Colophon, and this edition is equally as tantalising with contributions from Spiderwebs (a collaborative venture from Tom Carter and Sandy Ewen), Music Fellowship’s own Mike Tamburo and Matthew McDowell and Keenan Lawler who has worked with Matmos and Pelt among others. The disc opens with Carter and Ewen’s two tracks, which place Carter’s evocative electric guitar strumming among a forest of drones and harmonics; a sublime beginning to the compilation which refuses to lose momentum on Tamburo and McDowell’s 22 minute centrepiece. The track is a matchless collision of rotting digital sounds and gorgeously realised acoustic elements – lightly plucked guitar seems to get lost in bubbling waves of synthesis – if you’ve heard the incredible EADBGE compilation on 12k then you’ll know what to expect here. The best however, is saved until last – I can’t say I’m familiar with much of Keenan Lawler’s work, but across 3 gorgeous tracks he proves that he can be up there with the best in the genre. Manically strummed steel-strung guitar is funnelled through a chain of effects to produce a sound that actually feels… well… different. It doesn’t really sound exactly like anything I can put my finger on – there are links of course with the avant garde guitar worrying of Stefan Basho-Junghans or perhaps the steely mayhem of Jack Rose, but this is something else. It actually has a peculiar way of making me feel trapped in a cage… maybe it’s the reverb, but it’s hugely visual music… bringing space and imagery to the record which previously only half-existed. A worthwhile and varied disc, Music Fellowship really know how to give you value for money. Buy.