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  • wes tirey – journeyer/forward, melancholy dream – cabin floor esoterica

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    Wes Tirey is a guitarist and singer from Ohio who is currently living in Black Mountain, NC. He is often seen rambling through beautiful sidelong guitar pieces that hum with the ghosts of tradition but here he is in the realm of songs. And by no means are they straightforward folk throwbacks. Things here begin heavy and claustrophobic, covered by washes of reverb, warbling synthesizers and massive crackling organs. There’s a real sense of darkness in the songs. Over long sustained tones Wes calls out drinking-behind-the-church lines like “God is great, God is good, but the body’s better.” The fip side strips things down to their barest elements, everything has been emptied. We are left with Wes’ rattling guitar in a quiet, open room. You can hear the sound of fingernails on strings while his vibrato confidently drives us home.

    An edition of 100 black tapes with painted labels in a chipboard box with pasted-on artwork, stamped side, two inserts (one with information on the release and one handwritten catalog number slip) and a piece of dried fern. Includes digital download.

  • wes tirey / andrew weathers – split – scissor tail editions

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    Wes Tirey has teamed up with North Carolinian Andrew Weathers to put out an experimental folk/drone split on Scissor Tail Records. Tirey’s track, ‘My Grandfather’s 12 Gauge,’ is the shorter of the two, despite clocking in at over ten minutes. Listeners familar with his traditional sound will be delighted with the intricate guitar work that conjures images of a dusty, all-American west. Weathers’ ‘Stay 100,’ which notches an impressive twenty minutes, is more of an electronic folk song, with his guitar work supported by gentle drone. It’s interesting how both tracks play off one another, with the slight changes highlighting the progression of conventional folk music. It would be interesting to see the idea taken further, starting with Tirey’s classical finger-picking and eneding with electonic and/or rock music, with each track tracing a step in th evolution and development of traditional folk music.

  • wes tirey – concerning the disputed photograph of crazy horse – noumenal loom

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    Wes Tirey — Guitar, Recorded in Black Mountain, NC
    released 12 February 2015

  • wes tirey – gnostic hymns of the blue ridge mountains vol 1 – twin springs tapes

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    Wes conjures an ancient land from the hallows of his guitar and lends praise to the Blue Ridge Mountains. To the ghosts of ancestors who settled and worked with the land. To the majesty of wilderness. These are their hymns.

    (There used to be more ghosts then than now.)