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Album Review

Jon Durant: Parting Is

Read "Parting Is" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Imaginative guitarist Jon Durant, co-leader of the band Burnt Belief with Colin Edwards of Porcupine Tree, traveled between the East Coast and his second home near Portland, Oregon, to produce this set of solo guitar works. Yet, according to the artist, the album title reflects the “sweet sorrow" that occurs after his wife visits for a long weekend then returns back East. Hence, Durant's inner-self is transposed via these atmospheric pieces, often resonating with his melodic single note lines and ...

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Album Review

Jon Durant: Anatomy of a Wish

Read "Anatomy of a Wish" reviewed by AAJ Staff


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 ...


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