Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
"i met Altan, like Patrick, at my job at the Assisi House Project, he has severe schizophrenia & lives in sheltered housing with the Mind mental health charity in bradford uk... these recording were done over a period of about a year whenever he was well enough... he was very specific about how the songs went & sounded, everything is played by him & in the most part played live in one take, i did get him to track a guitar a few times but he was always reluctant... although, the results are amazing... he was very difficult to record as he sang so very quietly... the sound of his pick on the strings can be heard often as bleed through the vocal mic... & i think adds much charm... he is an absolute treasure to work with..."
Amazing record! ALTAN BASHARAN's singing voice and guitar playing as well as his witty, whimsical compositions truly bring to mind SYD BARRETT in his post PINK FLOYD phase.
Thanks a lot to michaelDUSTdevil!
Altan Basharan - Plucking Feather (UK 2009)
(mp3-zip, 8 tracks, 33 min, 74,1 MB)
Monday, April 12, 2010
"Starting with the stark and haunting title-track, as it progresses, the album’s scope develops to include beautiful melodies and lush, quirky arrangements." (promo info)