Ameel Brecht – 8-Infinities LP
Stepping away from customary North-American guitar traditions, Ameel Brecht (core member of Razen) presents an utterly singular take on early European music with an album which evokes the inner conflicts of growing up and their connection to the concerns of fatherhood.
A classically trained musician, Brecht resorts once again to the use of resophonic guitars and mandolins as a way of finding a middle ground between the virtues of being a schooled musician and the ability to escape pre-established tendencies in pursuit of what he has referred to as ‘metaphysical freeform string music’.
Additionally, the album features a series of fascinating and subtly merged contributions by label associates Marnie and Jabir, along with Robert Rutman’s distinguished steel cello and Walter Hus’ automated glockenspiel. Echoing the likes of Renaissance and Baroque music on plucked instruments, Brecht assembles here a collection of timeless compositions.
Edition of 250 copies
A1 The Wrestlers 7:16
A2 Palmistry 4:08
A3 Fire Is A Mirror 3:48
A4 Sideways In Time 2:46
A5 A Descant For El Fuego Es Un Espejo 1:04
B1 No-End Street 2:21
B2 Edgeways In Time 3:42
B3 Valley Of Dry Bones 3:52
B4 When You're Really Gone 2:18
B5 8-Infinities 4:30