01. Smokestack Blues
04. Distant Steps
05. Oblique Manner
08. Rambling Spirit
09. Erratic Orbits
10. Vague Inklings
11. Between the Trees
12. Lasting Worth
13. It Was John
14. Tales of the Hump
Acoustic Guitar [Left Channel] – Donald McPherson
Acoustic Guitar [Right Channel] – Tetuzi Akiyama
Recorded to cassette tape in Donald’s home, Dunedin, New Zealand on July 9th, 2004.
Also released on LP (tracks 7 & 9 are CD bonus tracks)
This LP and CD recorded in New Zealand in 2004, is the duo recording of New Zealand guitarist Donald McPherson and Japanese guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama. A beautiful meeting of 2 virtuoso acoustic guitarists, both thoroughly schooled in the vast world of improvising.
This record finds Tetuzi and Donald playing melodic folk improvisations that grow and morph into compositions that on each listening uncover some new layer of beauty. Both playing on acoustic guitar, they have a level of communication and understanding of each others playing, that allows a musical connection to grow and blossom into a full-length recording of delicate melodic mayhem.
The LP is limited hand numbered edition of 500 and the CD is limited to 1000, there are 2 extra tracks on the CD that do not appear on the vinyl version. The LP has 2 tracks that are in an extended form. (Bo’Weavil)
Deux guitares qui se rencontrent en Nouvelle-Zélande, assez calme. Egalement disponible en LP, plus chaleureux mais avec deux titres en moins (qui tiendraient pourtant sans faire déborder le vinyle, allez comprendre…)