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Style: Neo-Psychedelia, Progressive Electronic, Art Pop
Vibe: Psychedelic, Groove, Cryptic, Mysterious, Surreal, Warm, Headphone Album
Musical Qualities: Melodic, Lush, Progressive, Studio-as-an-Instrument
Innovative guitarist and producer Dave Harrington (Darkside) uses his latest record to explore the outer reaches of improvisation and compositional post-production. Pure Imagination, No Country is jazz-rock fusion stripped of its retro connotations—fusing hard grooves, free flights of collective improvisation, and futuristic ambience to create something that is at turns atmospheric and in your face.
Recommended for fans of Bill Frisell, Terje Rypdal, or Jaga Jazzist
Released in 2013 on Matador Records Format: LPx2, 45rpm