'earth plates' by french guitarist magnus dewi (david durand) is a beautiful meditation in the american primitive tradition. interesting, because when john fahey coined the term american primitive, he was making an oblique reference to the painting movement known as french primitive. at any rate, this is an intricate album of finger picked steel string guitar with occasional flirtations of accompaniment, a little violin, electronics and even banjo here and there. soothing, yet emotional. good stuff.
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