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Jose Dias: After Silence, Vol. 1

Read "After Silence, Vol. 1" reviewed by Don Phipps

To take a single instrument--in this case, the guitar--and compose an album's worth of material that will both entertain and fascinate, is a tall order. But Jose Dias has done just that. Dias' album After Silence, Vol. 1 sports a cover showing a deep-sea diver emerging from a body of water, surrounded by sea gulls and ducks, a cover that captures perfectly the deep dive into sonics and feeling of emergence that comes from listening. Dias doesn't overwhelm ...