Monday, 4 March 2019

Monday Long Song

Glenn Jones put out nine albums as a member of Post-Rock group Cul de Sac between 1991 and 2004, before announcing a change in musical direction via 'This Is the Wind That Blows It Out: Solos for 6 & 12 String Guitar', a 2004 LP released under his own name. Since then there have been a further eight records of essentially solo acoustic guitar music, loosely bracketed as being of the American Primitive persuasion. Jones signed with Thrill Jockey for his 4th solo record, 2011's 'The Wanting', and has remained with the label ever since. 'The Wanting' is a double LP, with the entire 4th side being taken up what is still my favourite Glenn Jones tune, the epic 'The Orca Grande Cement Factory At Victorville'. The extraordinary piece, allegedly recorded by Jones in a single take, features a rare guest appearance from drummer Chris Corsano, whose contributions were pieced together from four separate overdubs.

Glenn Jones - The Orca Grande Cement Factory At Victorville 

(Check out 'The Wanting' and several more fine Glenn Jones albums here.)


Rol said...

Something about that reminds me of Alone Again Or by Love.

A change in musical direction would seem inevitable at some point for a band called Cul de Sac.

Walter said...

This is very new to me and I don't know how this fantastic music never came to my ears. Thank your for introducing, Swede and I am sure I will investigate for more.

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