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Artist: BURNS, RANDY
Title: Evening Of The Magician
Format: LP
Label: Enabling Works
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"Three albums by Randy Burns were originally released on the ESP-Disk label during the late 60s. The first called Of Love And War came out in 1966 and was somewhat your typical mid-60s solo folk debut album, straight out of the Greenwich Village scene. It contained a few self-composed tunes but mostly "borrowed" songs from fellow folksters. Accompanied only by his acoustic guitar and occasional 12-string backing, Randy laid down a set that inspired his own writing. The third album called Songs For An Uncertain Lady was released in 1970 and already leaned much more towards Randys rock style in the early 70s, when he moved on to the Mercury label. However still folky, as a whole it was much more straightforward and outgoing than the music described yet. Now, in retrospective categorized as acid- or loner-folk, ever an effort of a self-composed album in the folk-rock genre of the time is Evening Of The Magician, from 1968. Randy has a clear and warm, very distinctive voice, especially beautiful when backed up by himself on two songs. In regards to the "acid-folk" point of view, his poetic lyrics may be considered slightly psychedelic. However, his words are often used and placed oddly, therefore making the meaning of the song not instantly obvious. From a "loner-folk" perspective, the music is quite introverted due to a woolly home-recording sound. Now backed up by a small band, Randys music really is folk-rock in the very essence of the term. He constructed compositions that are and can only be carried out on (acoustic) guitar, the core melodies being within the suggestive chords, underlined by electric solo guitar and bass, and occasional drums, organ, piano, and flute. The album only consists of the most gentle and musically interesting songs. It has been a challenge to provide the best of sound quality for the vinyl reissue. The original vinyl was of poor quality, the original tapes were worse. Furthermore, the recordings appeared to have been panned dominantly to one channel, making it sound completely out of balance. But, with the latest technology, the album could be fully restored to the way it should sound. The audiophile will find a centered stereo image and smooth continuity of tonal beauty. Randy recently picked up the guitar and started writing again. Apart from his often ESP-Disk-related cult status, he is a very much respected member of the U.S. folk community. Now, his current followers are introduced to probably his most essential release, as collectors are offered a true gem in the best quality, ever. 180 gram vinyl LP." - Enabling Works.

Artist: CONNORS, LOREN
Title: Hell! Hell! Hell! Hell! Hell!
Format: LP
Label: Enabling Works
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
Remastered LP reissue of 1996 CD released on The Lotus Sound. Limited to 500 copies.

Artist: CONNORS, LOREN
Title: Hells Kitchen Park
Format: LP
Label: Enabling Works
Country: Netherlands
Price: $25.00
"180 gram vinyl special. Hells Kitchen Park is the first of a selection of Loren Connors typical and truly addictive guitar suites from the 90s to be reissued on vinyl. With his initial imprint release in 1993 on Black Label, Loren introduced his first thematic effort that later would prove to have shaped the identity of his work as it is today. Loren started using the electric guitar in the late 80s, which enabled him to experiment with more sustain and subtlety. This resulted in recording shorter, more structured pieces as opposed to his earlier acoustic solo work of long, on-going improvisation. He put down chord material on the four-track tape recorder, a sequence, and then overdubbed leads onto it. Pieces were built up in this way, and subsequently, suites of pieces. The first album recorded in this fashion was In Pittsburgh, followed by Blues: The "Dark Paintings" of Mark Rothko, Fallen Son, Midnight, concluded by and partially compiled on Rooms. All were self-released on the St. Joan label in very limited numbers, during a very productive period from 1989 to 1990. With the exception of the occasional tracks on which Suzanne Langille sang, most were merely numbered and named "Blues," still leaving Lorens work strongly signatured only in sound. In 1993, a picture of a poverty scene from around the turn of the 20th-century led Loren to come up with his first theme-based suite, continuing his solo home-recordings, now most distinctive in both sound and image. Hells Kitchen Park radiates with inspiration. On this album, Loren introduces the contrast between tender, often anthem-like melodic lullabies, and haunting, thick distorted guitar crying, which causes great intensity. Suzanne Langilles occasional singing adds surprising diversity and warmth to the recording. It mingles so naturally that it sometimes is difficult to tell her voice from the guitar, as it seems to appear in tracks where it is not recorded. The tracks are strung together to build a composition as a whole, so it works as a composition itself rather than just a collection of pieces. The story the suite tells is of the poor circumstances the early 20th-century Irish-New York folk were living in, clustered in a neighborhood called Hells Kitchen. The theme first saw light on a 7" EP called Mother & Son, which was released in 1993 by Road Cone, shortly before the Hells Kitchen Park CD. The picture that inspired Loren to put the suite together is shown on the cover of the LP. Probably one of the best known, yet least-owned albums by Loren is now available again, on 180 gram quality vinyl with an insert." -Enabling Works
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Artist: CONNORS, LOREN
Title: Moonyean
Format: LP
Label: Enabling Works
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
2011 release restocked. "180 gram vinyl special. This is the second of a selection of Loren Connors typical and truly addictive guitar suites from the 90s to be reissued on vinyl. In 1994, after the Hells Kitchen Park (EW 001LP) album and Mother & Son 7" EP had come out, a semi-sequel to the latter was released by Table of the Elements in the form of a 7" EP called The Five Points. The record told a short story of a New York City slum of that name, which counted the citys most mortalities in the year 1857, of which most were Irish children under six years of age. The EP featured one track that was given the ambiguous name "Moonyean." There was a movie from 1932 that was based on a theater play from 1919, in which the ghost of an Irish-American woman appeared in a garden. That ghost was Moonyean, and Loren named his next album after her. This suite of 13 individually untitled tracks was originally released on CD by Road Cone in 1994. For the re-release on 180 gram vinyl, the original artwork including Suzanne Langilles picture on the front cover has been upgraded, but the title is all that remains clear about the theme, still leaving its content up to ones imagination. Though ever-equipped with the same tools of his trade, Loren managed to come up with a different sound on every album. Moonyean for the most part is probably the most gentle of all, due to its source of inspiration. It carries a number of warm and fuzzy tracks in which notes just melt on the tongue. But the album also has the right dose of distorted experimental blues riffs, ever so intense. Loren may have found a new way to express himself through the different pick-up positions on his guitar as well as external effects, but his character guiding his soft artistic hands over the strings leaves the sound of one man and his guitar unequalled, as his state of mind decides the color of a recording. With the tape hiss, environmental sounds, acoustics, and Lorens occasional distant moaning, Moonyean is another beautiful piece of timeless and earthly sound art. For its completion, Suzanne Langille hums a few lines on one of the tracks, bringing in an element of peace -- perhaps playing the role of Moonyean. Even though it is not clear what Loren is saying exactly with the untitled tracks on the album, there is a certain pureness and truth in it." - Enabling Works.

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