Stunned no. 49

SagasRoot Structures & Private Dementias c58 (Stunned no. 49) —out of stock

With a discography that spans nearly a decade of collaborative and solo journeying, Matt McDowell has put in his time on the road for sure. This newest project of Matt’s splits its recorded time between US poles of Portland & Pittsburgh, providing the flavor of a genuine american saga. Beyond being simply a collection of songs, ‘Root Structures & Private Dementias’ is a wonderfully complex and multi-tiered travel experience. With taught melodies that fork off distinctly from the point where Ennio Morricone and Michael Flower meet on the path, Sagas always seems to be pushing the capacity of his six-string guitar ever higher. Pervasive in the background throughout this release are sounds harkening escape to distant lands and the motion required to get there. Train wheel creaks, auto revs, airplane cabin hum, steamstacks, blimp buzz — all these merge nearly subliminally with the technical finesse of one ripping jam after another. How many times can one man make us go “woah”? All aboard, this ride’s limit is beyond the sky. Limited edition of 100 pro-dubbed & imprinted c58 tapes with double-sided color jcard.

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