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As a founding member of the Sun City Girls, experimental guitarist Richard Bishop was established as a cult icon for two decades before issuing his first solo album, Salvador Kali, on John Fahey’s Revenant label in 1998. With it Bishop displayed his penchant for absorbing and incorporating stylistic approaches from all around the world into his music, which continued with more rawness on ... Read more in Amazon's Sir Richard Bishop Store

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  • Audio CD (24 Sept. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Drag City
  • ASIN: B000SOL30O
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 323,383 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  8. Saraswati10:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Tennessee Porch Swing 1:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Canned Goods & Firearms 5:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Ecstasies In The Open Air 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By q_fdb on 26 May 2011
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On this instrumental solo record, Sir Richard Bishop moves in as many directions as there are tracks on the album. Each composition is comprehensive and meaningful but with a completely different approach from the tune it succeeds or precedes. There are bright acoustic guitar pieces with Spanish, Middle Eastern or American Primitivism touches, one and a half swinging Django-esque tune, hypnotic electric guitar murmerings and a long and slow duel between a piano and a resonating guitar. These 45 kaleidoscopic minutes offer an intriguing insight in the compositional mind & moods of this underappreciated guitar hero. Fans of Jim O'Rourke, Six Organs of Admittance, Robbie Basho or (late) John Fahey really shouldn't miss out on this one. No one should, for that matter!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Clear words from an old master 23 Jan. 2008
By Nomoreklondikes - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Bishop's first record for Drag City sees a move to a bigger label and some broader brushstrokes. Bishop still moves through styles and obsessions at a rate faster than you can recognize them, as likely to break out into back-porch swing as a gypsy freakout. But for those for whom the Girls were always a bit too far out in the ether, Fragments -- as open-eyed and accessible as anything he's ever done -- is a great entry point to the Girls' fourth dimension. The kind of record that speaks the Girls' legacy in a clearer voice, it runs through all his passions and obsessions without ever seeming like a grabbag, taking in back porch americana, hyperactive flamenco and the now familiar oud-ish excursions, before finishing with 'Ecstasies in the open air', quite possibly the dreamiest things he's ever committed to tape.
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