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David Torn

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David Torn is a texturalist/guitarist (winner of Guitar Player Magazine's Readers' Poll Award, Experimental category: 1994 & 1997), composer, multi-instrumentalist (live looping, oud, saz, kikuyae, kotar, MacOS, samplers, programming, mandolin, optigan, etc.), producer, writer, occasional singer & sporadically vociferous consultant to technological niches within the musical instrument manufacturing community, among other things..... Torn’s work on music for film & tv (& soundtrack releases): Torn's first major soundtrack as sole composer has just been released: The Order, directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Heath Ledger and Shannyn Sossamon, will be in cinemas on September 5th 2003

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Fractal Guitar 2

Label: MoonJune Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Cosmic Krautrock; Fractal Guitar 2; Mercury Transit; Ladder To The Stars; Celestial Navigation; Point Of Inflection.

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Article: Album Review

Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 2

Read "Fractal Guitar 2" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Guitarist and composer Stephan Thelen's Fractal Guitar (MoonJune Records, 2018) found him stepping outside of his role in the band Sonar in a big way. An absolute feast of multiple guitars with electronic effects, live looping and soundscaping, it also featured a star-studded group of guest guitarists (not to mention a grooving rhythm section). The good ...

Article: Album Review

Stephan Thelen: World Dialogue

Read "World Dialogue" reviewed by Mario Calvitti


Il chitarrista Stephan Thelen, californiano trapiantato in Svizzera dove risiede e lavora, è uno dei musicisti più interessanti tra quelli che nel corso del nuovo millennio si sono adoperati per rinnovare il linguaggio della chitarra, cercando nuove forme e tecniche espressive per esplorare le illimitate possibilità dello strumento. La sua discografia annovera diversi album da solista ...

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Article: Radio

New releases in progressive rock

Read "New releases in progressive rock" reviewed by Len Davis


The latest release from Lyle Workman Uncommon Measures, Al Garcia Between Worlds, Eric G Project Impressions, Marcus Klossek Electric Trio and an old favourite from Sonar featuring David Torn. Playlist Lyle Workman “Unsung Hero" from Uncommon Measures (Blue Canoe) 00:00 Lyle Workman “North Star" from Uncommon Measures (Blue Canoe) 09:00 Al Garcia “First Light" ...

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Congratulations to You

Label: Screwgun Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Bat Tears; Coco Tangle; Congratulations to You.

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Tranceportation (Volume 2)

Label: RareNoiseRecords
Released: 2020
Track listing: Triskaidekaphilia; Tranceportation; Slowburn; Cloud Chamber.

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Summer Synthesis 1978

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Waterways; An Approaching Stranger; Through Other Channels; Inner Gardens; Upa War Jazz; Amu Darya; Our Separation; Interlude; Radha Dreaming; Cloud Cover; Mystery Guards; Magnus Drek; Schismo; Lumination.

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Article: Year in Review

Mike Jurkovic's Best Releases Of 2020

Read "Mike Jurkovic's Best Releases Of 2020" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Here we are on the heels of Annus Horriblis still clinging to traditions both minuscule and grand like year end best of lists. So in the spirit of the season and survival, here's a 2020 playlist. Listen to these in this order or random play and perhaps the year in retrospect won't appear so damn bad. ...

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Article: Album Review

Sun of Goldfinger: Congratulations to You

Read "Congratulations to You" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


As if Tim Berne were a pied piper bearing the eleventh hour of democracy solely on his back, on the fourteen-minute opener “Bat Tears" (recorded in 2010) his rebel alto and now-retired baritone saxophones presciently pierce the abhorrent now under which we all labor, with a viscerally ecstatic, David Torn-Dopplered, sweeping, urgency which seizes the senses ...


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