Album Review

Connors, Loren – “Blues: The “dark Paintings” of Mark Rothko” – [Family Vineyard]

abacus   6/3/2015   12-inch, A Library


5th and final release under the moniker Guitar Roberts, this was originally released on his very own St. Joan label in 200 handmade copies; inspired by a series of paintings Mark Rothko released immediately before his suicide, “Black on Gray” (equally influenced by blues guitar styles of Robert Pete Williams). Solo guitar recorded to 4-track: a stark, disjointed yet sensual playing that Byron Coley describes as palpably erotic. his restraint exemplifying the subtle intensity disguised by the seemingly flat affect of execution. an emotional piece of introspection tugging at the more beautiful aspects of inner anguish.

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