back in stock as of
february 20th, 2007
first in stock on
august 24th, 2004
|locust (usa) #locust 52 cd|
gene estribou / jean-paul pickens “intensifications” compact disc
- gene estribou - you know - the one you played saturday night
- gene estribou - amalgam
- gene estribou - metathanks
- gene estribou - eeee minor
- jean-paul pickens - coo coo bird
- jean-paul pickens - shady grows
- jean-paul pickens - g. r.
|attractive twofold in that it’s a mantra-riffic solo split acoustic guitar/banjo recital of basho-tic proportions and that it was released on mr. zonked henry jacobs’ mea label back in the day.|
truly inspiring long-arc solo instrumentals (most peaking with a good 5 minute bit of static raga-murk) from these two bay-area dwellers.
especially effective in enlightening those only now drawing parallels between late takoma/early windham hill raw guitar gestures and the sort of “highbrow” minimalism practiced by palestine/flynt et.al (ignore the grateful dead ties and you’ll rest easier).
|cut in the mid-1960s, intensifications is an obscure and illuminating slice of marin county raga folk, a taste of latter day deltadelica that s a must for fans of the acid folk sound old and new. together, estribou and pickens each cut a side of brilliant, meandering unaccompanied instrumentals: estribou on acoustic guitar and pickens on banjo. this single document has only ripened with age and should make it clear to anyone who ventures to give it a listen that both estribou & pickens deserve their place in the inner sanctum of charismatic acoustic guitar legends. originally released on henry jacobs mea label.|