Passing: Vinyl LPLPADR59
Pre-Order Item. Release Date Subject to Change.
Label: American Dreams
Release Date: 25th November
Is this just one player with one guitar and one set of hands? Spellbinding stuff, guitar proficiency without the wankery, with the joy of life, with a feeling of nature and without gimmicks, just straight up picking and strumming, a dance between chords, a held note and a shimmer of brightness. A beauty of an acoustic instrumental American folk record.
For those who dig: Eli Winter, William Tyler, Steve Gunn, Barry Walker Jr., Joseph Allred, Bill MacKay, Robbie Basho, John Fahey...
Passing presents Matthew J Rolin at his most refined - With a slew of full-length releases on some of the Western hemisphere's sharpest labels for out, experimental or psychedelic music, Rolin has quietly established himself as one of America's higher purveyors of guitar music
Recorded and mixed by Jeff Zeigler (The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Rosali) and mastered by Mikey Young (Ty Segall, Parquet Courts, Ava Mendoza, ONO), the audio is crisp, the compositions tight, the music unpretentious and moving.
"Give this to anyone as a gift, they will thank you. If they like guitars they will thank you twice." - Matt Sweeney