Saturday, June 20, 2009
Gareth Dickson - Collected Recordings (2009) (AWESOME !!!)
Genre : Folk, Lo-Fi, Singer-Songwriter, Experimental, Scotland
01 Fifth (The Impossibility of Death)
02 If I
03 Song, Woman and Wine
04 Trip in a Blanik
05 Two Trains
08 As You Lie
11 Like a Clock
Gareth Dickson has spent the last two and a half years touring with Vashti Bunyan as her guitarist. This gave him the opportunity to work with great musicians like Devendra Banhart, Juana Molina and Coco Rosie, as well as the chance to perform in some of the great venues all over the world from The Barbican(London) to Carnegie Hall (New York).
Gareth, who hails from Glasgow, Scotland, uses a steel stringed acoustic guitar and effects (delay and reverb) in his quest to recreate the ambiance of some of his more recent musical influences (Aphex Twin, Brian Eno) while drawing on the guitar techniques of some of the finger-picker guitarists of the past (Bert Jansch, Robert Johnson, Nick Drake). Thus far Gareth has released one self produced album 'Spruce Goose' as well as contributing to compilations on Lo Recordings and Benbecula Records among others.
Gareth has opened for Alasdair Roberts, Juana Molina, Schneider TM and recently has finished tours supporting Isobel Campbell with Mark Lanegan, as well as a recent tour of Europe opening for Juana Molina.
"A solo artist singing and playing acoustic guitar - sometimes effected, his songs slip between a beautifully sparse, emotive fragility (recalling Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, etc.) and denser instrumentals (recalling Eno or Labradford). Very cool stuff." Fatcat Records.