John Charlton - Walking the Red Road
[ John Charlton - Walking the Red Road CDR]
Superimposed layers of acoustic guitar reminiscent of those extremely reverberant and static playing styles associated with vast plateaux, progressively lead to complex textures of increasingly processed sound. Departing from the original source and occasionally turning back, only to begin once more, the music is clearly influenced by rhythmical concerns, while subsequent developments include the use of a wider timbre palette and highlighted acoustic features. The use of processing greatly boosts the possibilities, clothing the instrumental with a nightmarish outlook and, at the same time, continuing to cling on to form which is by now almost inviable.