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Artist
Robbie Basho
ReleaseProduct
Art Of The Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12
Label
Gnome Life
Catalogue Number
GNM29LP
Release Date
December 4, 2014

Genres

After a long time of being out of print, Gnome Life reissues Robbie Basho’s 1979 album ‘Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12’. The Baltimore-born virtuoso became part of the legacy around the label Takoma Records and their coining of the genre American primitivism in the 1960s, fusing Indian traditions with US-American folk. The lesser known ‘Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12’ was his second album for Windham Hill and is considered his magnum opus of solo guitar. The instrumentals shimmer between Eastern and Western modalities, and on ‘Pasha II’, we get to witness what might be one of his most captivating vocal performances, blending his vibrating, melismatic singing into the dramatic harmonies of his guitar playing.

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  1. 1 The Grail and the Lotus 0:30
  2. 2 Cathedrals Et Fleur De Lis 0:30
  3. 3 Pasha II 0:30
  4. 4 A Study for Steel String 0:30

Track List

  1. The Grail and The Lotus
  2. Cathedrals Et Fleur de Lis 3. Pasha II
  3. A Study for Steel String
  4. Ackerman Special
  5. Apres Midi American
  6. Variations on Grieg
  7. Scottish Rites
  8. Pavan India
  9. Variations on Ezumi
  10. Variations on Clair de Lune

Robbie Basho

Robbie Basho

Alternative / Indie / Post-rock

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1970s

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Vinyl Reissue

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