Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Acoustic, Ambient | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 138 / 3-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: NetMusicZone | Autor: WS
Jeff Aug has been known as the guitarist of Anne Clark for the last few years. For this year he has announced a Guinness Book world record attempt, namely to give nine concerts in nine European countries on a single day (3 March). How he's gonna do it remains his secret. But with "Wedding Song" his new solo album is available - a quiet, spartan affair, Aug plays here all alone on his guitar, without much electronic bells and whistles, recorded in the living room. Fingerpicking is a safe and dreamlike technique for Aug. The mostly short compositions develop their own hypnotic power. With its meandering repetitive structure, "Mountain Pass" is reminiscent of the minimal music of Steve Reich or Philip Glass. Other pieces like "Diving Into The Autumn Deep" are reduced folkloric landscape descriptions, food for the inner eye. Also the Blues is represented with "My Hotcake Cookin' Mama". The electronically decorated longtrack "Ten Steps To The River's Edge" travels through ambient realms such as Robert Fripp.
Top track: Ten Steps To The River's Edge