Michael Vogt extends the tuba's reach via electronics and tapes on this curiously interesting and sometimes bizarre set. Think of diluted thematic opuses coexisting with subversive frameworks and other abstractly devised implementations. Vogt is most assuredly on to something here. Quietly fascinating...
Hand in the Sand: A Collection 1990-2004
If you're not familiar with West Coast guitarist Carl Weingarten's body of work, then this compilation is an excellent place to start. He's a supreme melody maker, possessing an enviable technique and singular musical persona. He uses slide, Dobro, and electric guitars and turns up the heat on occasion. In addition, Weingarten's self penned works, literally strike a chord. It's a high-caliber presentation, obviously construed for the listener's entertainment.