Tashi Dorji- Solo Guitar
A contact mic used to add reverb and subtle feedbacks , few prepared materials used.
Recorded by Patrick Kukucka at the Hi Z lo z, 2012.
all live improvisations
Art Work by Amy Moon
Cassette are SOLD OUT!
released November 9, 2013
acoustic , prepared-sounding improvisations with repeating strums and clusters of string -grab. At a recent live show, the music ranged from very quite to fairly raging, and so it is here. A wonderful player, new to me and perhaps you as well. His attack, owing bits to everyone from Henry Kaiser to Ben Chasny, is unique and excellent.
-Byron Coley, The Wire Magazine
Bare of pretension yet full of newness and uncompromising inertia. Seemingly quick, sharpened and then mellowed, presenting an intensity to fall into the moment and nourish oneself with the ingredients at hand. Reminiscent of the rythmn experiments of Derek Bailey, the lavish east leanings of Robbie Basho's playing and the intensity of Bill Orcutt's attack.
- Dan Beckman (Villages of Spaces, Impractical Cockpit,Trd Records)
An acoustic improv guitarist, his playing reminds us more of that beautiful, smashed-up sounding biwa playing on the Kwaidan soundtrack than it does Bill Orcutt. That isn’t a slight against Mr Orcutt (who, just when you think you’ve heard everything the guitar can do, will do something with it that will fuck your mind up all over again), but Tashi’s intuitive, heartfelt meditations – constructed out of percussive, minimal acoustic guitar data – are gorgeous in a way that Orcutt might not compute.