by Chris Forsyth

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John Cratchley Chris Forsyth is at last getting the recognition he deserves with new albums 'Solar Hotel' and 'Intensity Ghost'.His back catalogue is really worth checking out.There is an eclecticism here that a lesser guitarist might not be able to manage to cohere,but Chris actually turns this into an advantage,I think.
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diskant just listen to "string haters"! I even didn't check the other tracks when buying the album because this one alone is worth the entire album! It "shows Forsyth at the creme of American guitarists" Favorite track: String Haters.
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Dreams is a reissue of Chris Forsyth's second solo album. In 2009 Forsyth pressed up 100 LPs for a European tour and created quite an uproar of approval by the heads who managed to score a copy. Now available again, Dreams rightfully shows Forsyth at the creme of American guitarists who blend masterful skill of country/blues with sometimes violent aggression or mind-bending arrangements.

Dreams was recorded and mixed between 2007 and 2009 and catches Forsyth in the studio layering acoustic and electric guitars and organ with contributions from his guests, creating four pieces which are full of the raw power and intuitive delicacy that characterizes his live shows still. Dreams crosses free-wheeling minimalist rock balladry and anarcho- improv surrealism with a fearless approach to beauty in a deeply psychedelic landscape. It features contributions from his Peeesseye bandmates Jaime Fennelly (synth on one track) and Fritz Welch (drums and vocals on another) as well as the soaring trumpet work of Nate Wooley and organ, saxophone, and snare drum overdubs by another longtime collaborator of Forsyth's in Phantom Limb & Bison, Shawn Edward Hansen. This is Forsyth's second solo record, preceding Paranoid Cat, which was released by Family Vineyard earlier in 2011.

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released December 6, 2011



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