Anatomy of a Wish continues the fine discography Jon Durant has been offering us lately of otherwordly guitar textures and haunting dreamscapes. Durant's slick guitar wizardry and multifaceted effects are the backgrounds for trance and inner worlds-shifting each piece being alive with deep imagination and undisputed creative vision. Durant is guitar, cloud guitars, and his usual array of amazing sonic manipulations. He is firmly established now, in this reviewer’s opinion, as one of the reigning masters of what I herein shall define as “infinitely manipulated atmospheric guitar effects” or the “IMAGE” sound.
Again we hear the excellent bass playing of Tony Levin on bass, Stick, and electric upright bass. Michael Manring guests on bass on one song. Multi-timbred, rhythm master, Vinny Sabatino defines and pushes along the delightfully amorphous guitar creations of Durant. I guess I need to say this once again . . . David Torn, Michael Brook, Terje Rypdal fans, this Durant guy is sounding to my ears like he is going to soon eclipse these fine artists with his continuing excellence. Durant’s IMAGE is flawless and is a now a standard to be defined by.
Nine tracks of brilliance and vision offer trips lasting anywhere from 1:49 and on up to 12:43, so come on and join us in Durantzone. The title track is superb and I hope someday soon Durant will fill a 73:00 CD full of such wonders as “Anatomy of a Wish”. This is another winner for Durant and crew. Very highly recommended.
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