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John Cratchley Had this on vinyl for a while...pleased to be able to share it on BC now;
Chris Forsyth's ideas are always crystal clear...his imagination and his execution are in perfect sync,it seems to me.
His playing here is forceful and direct, going straight to the heart of things in one monumental take...Holtcamp is the perfect foil and this just oozes energy and positive vibes...
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Memorably described by one uninterested label exec as sounding like "80's Garcia live at Epcot," (which begged the obvious response: "So when you putting it out, then?!") this slab of cosmic synth rock was written and rehearsed over the course of a year in Philadelphia and laid down in a single white hot 35-minute take in Brooklyn. Lovingly spread across two sides of vinyl by the discerning folks at Blackest Rainbow in the UK.


released December 15, 2011



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Chris Forsyth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist and composer. He’s recently released a string of acclaimed records of widescreen art rock, and in 2013, assembled The Solar Motel Band, who have quickly developed a reputation as an incredible live act, provoking ecstatic comparisons to visionary artists such as Television, the Grateful Dead, Popul Vuh, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Richard Thompson. ... more


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