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Landings by Richard Skelton
Released: Jan 2010
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Taking after the droning dreamscapes of Phill Niblock and Terry Riley, Richard Skelton's Landings is a breathtaking journey into acoustic minimalism. With multi-tracking solo improvisations performed on strings and guitars, Skelton weaves his lines through a blur of reverb and pastoral field recordings like golden thread. Recorded in the wake of his wife's death, the album is shot through with an unmistakable sense of longing, but it also conveys an uncanny sense of calm. With no song structures to guide you, there's nothing left but to slip inside its peaceful thrum.
Philip Sherburne

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