C Joynes & The Furlong Bray - The Borametz Tree

LP Edition of 500.

Co-Release with  Thread Recordings .    Available in UK/Europe via Thread Recordings

Feeding Tube is pleased to be able to offer the first domestic release from this project helmed by the superb British guitarist, C Joynes. For this album, Joynes has assembled a polyglot ensemble comprised of folks from Dead Rat Orchestra (a splendidly bizarre experimental völk outfit), guitarist Nick Jonah Davis (with whom Joynes recently shared a split LP of solo electric guitar improvs) and Cam Deas, who records both as a sound artist and an acoustic guitarist. The music they have created for The Borametz Tree (itself a semi-mythical tree found largely in travellers’ tales of the 1500s) is a difficult-to-describe hybrid of approaches and techniques, drawn from the vast collective imagination of the group, abetted by field recordings and cassettes Joynes has collected on his peregrinations across continents both real and fantastic, 

From swirls of North African string design accompanied by dream-time percussion, to banjo/fiddle duets redolent of documentaries about the American Civil War, to flowing free-form jams where everyone piles on psychedelic licks, this all-instrumental unit sound ranges all over the place. But after sinking in its warm tones for a while, I am most put in mind of some of the guitar-led UK post-units of the ’70s (Fairport, Trees, Pentangle, et al) playing loose and free at some nameless pub at the edge of peat bog, just letting things go in whatever direction the winds blew them. It’s not all like that, of course. But in the main, the scent of Scotch, smoke and adventure is hard to ignore.

-Byron Coley, 2019 

Tracklist

  1. Triennale
  2. Tango Wire 334
  3. Sang Kancil
  4. The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary
  5. Hamasien Wedding Song
  6. Librarie Du Maghreb
  7. Gottem Ni Gottem
  8. Jacket Shines
  9. Mali Sajyo

Credits/Info

Cover image ‘The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary’ by Maisie O’Brien

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