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Artist: ALEXANDER
Title: Ridge Rd.
Format: Cass
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
“Newest release, and second on C/Site, for David Alexander Shapiro, AKA Alexander. The latest in a long line of releases named for the seemingly endless list of addresses Shapiro has lived and recorded. Ridge Rd. is a cassingle featuring two 7+ minute long fingerpicked guitar tracks. Side A is played on an acoustic guitar and is driving and quick paced, while Side Bs electric guitar is somber, slow and patient. Comparisons to Fahey or Rose may be the simplest points of reference for new listeners, but its Shapiros affinity for Alan Bishops (AKA Alvarius B.) guitar playing that really shines through on this release. Shapiros knack for home recording also gives this tape an intimate and subdued quality. Limited to 100 copies.” - C/Site.

Artist: ALEXANDER
Title: Alexander
Format: CD
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Alexander is the solo guitar project of New Haven, CT native David Shapiro (Headroom, Nagual). After spending most of 2016 and 2017 touring behind an on-going series of improvised cassette releases that document the various locations Shapiro has lived, he settled down long enough to offer up a full-length LP of fingerpicking tunes. The nine tracks that make up Alexander are bound together by a melancholy sweetness that evokes a performers wandering lifestyle and the characters they meet along the way. Sonically tied to the American Primitive school of guitar playing, Shapiro distinguishes himself with an exacting, almost academic focus, manipulating tempo and harmony with a confidence far beyond his young years. Where masters like Fahey and Basho drew from earlier musical lineage, Alexander incorporates a contemporary pool of influence, broadening the fingerstyle palette with patience and self-assuredness. Recorded on a guitar that Shapiro built himself, Alexander is an earnest and substantive debut that gives the listener a window into the players intimate devotion to his instrument and the language it speaks." - Ian McColm.

Artist: ALEXANDER
Title: Alexander
Format: LP
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Alexander is the solo guitar project of New Haven, CT native David Shapiro (Headroom, Nagual). After spending most of 2016 and 2017 touring behind an on-going series of improvised cassette releases that document the various locations Shapiro has lived, he settled down long enough to offer up a full-length LP of fingerpicking tunes. The nine tracks that make up Alexander are bound together by a melancholy sweetness that evokes a performers wandering lifestyle and the characters they meet along the way. Sonically tied to the American Primitive school of guitar playing, Shapiro distinguishes himself with an exacting, almost academic focus, manipulating tempo and harmony with a confidence far beyond his young years. Where masters like Fahey and Basho drew from earlier musical lineage, Alexander incorporates a contemporary pool of influence, broadening the fingerstyle palette with patience and self-assuredness. Recorded on a guitar that Shapiro built himself, Alexander is an earnest and substantive debut that gives the listener a window into the players intimate devotion to his instrument and the language it speaks." - Ian McColm.

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