Voice of the Seven Woods
Voice of the Seven Woods is Rick Tomlinson of Manchester, England, who is part of the B-Music collective that also includes Gruff Rhys of the Super Furry Animals, as well as many DJs and visual artists. Though his music shares the same bloodline as British folk royals John Renbourn and Bert Jansch, it is as much influenced by Turkish psychedelic recordings of the 1970s and South Indian raga, with its mystic tilt and droning rhythmic cycles. Tomlinson's guitar work is both contemplative and spirited, austere and complex. He released several limited-edition vinyl records before he made Voice of the Seven Woods for B-Music in 2007.