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Solar Motel

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  • Audio CD (18 Nov. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Paradise Of Bachelors
  • ASIN: B00EVSABGU
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,765 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Paradise of Bachelors is pleased to present Chris Forsyth's Solar Motel, an immersive four-part suite that reimagines and reanimates the collected history of guitar-driven rock, lighting out for fresh territory in the process. The arrestingly evocative album navigates new vibe channels among the classic guitar/groove thickets of Television, the Dead, Sonic Youth, the Doors, Eno/Cale combos, et al., featuring important contributions from a crack studio band (Mike Pride on drums, Peter Kerlin on bass, and Shawn Edward Hansen on keys/synths) and co-producer Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, etc.) Solar Motel named for a derelict and now vanished New Jersey lodge completes Forsyth's alchemical transformation from a guitarist renowned for his nuanced playing in varied experimental and post-American Primitive circles into a full-fledged deconstructivist rock and roll bandleader producing unabashedly ambitious, ecstatic body music.

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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Excellent album, any guitar fans will love this. Lee Ranaldo, Neil young, general indie, psych rock work outs that build slowly and continue to amaze. A couple drift into discord but only on occasion and don't give too much displeasure.

He is obviously a skilled player and this is a fantastic diversion for any electric six stringed fans.
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All said in the previous review. Starts off unstructured but then beautiful melodies come in. Dont quite see the Television comparisons myself but a really good guitar player who is getting positive press.
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This album has gained rightly gained good reviews on the fringes of popular music - it even made it into the Uncut top 50 albums of the year. Pricing at £2.99 for the album download don't seem right - but has to be the best value of the year.
This is an instrumental album, featuring top quality guitar playing, beautifully arranged within a band setting. The sound is certainly reminiscent of Television (apparently Chris Forsyth studied with Richard Lloyd) but the music takes its own unique path. The tracks sound like live jam sessions but have a structure that runs through and they become songs in their own right. Despite the shortest track being over 7 minutes long, they all seem perfectly formed and structured.
If you like intelligent rock music with energy and a few twists then give this a go.
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