John Fahey

The Mill Pond & Collected Paintings


imprec183   cd


This deluxe letterpressed jacket is available on white board stock or on brown chipboard stock. If you would like one or the other please specify which you''d like. If you want both you can order both the white and chipboard for $24. 1500 of each were made.

The Mill Pond was originally released in 1997 as a double 7" that went immediately out of print. For it''s 10th aniversary we''re issuing it on compact disc housed in a deluxe letterpressed jacket and including an extensive booklet collecting John Fahey''s paintings for the very first time. Limited edition.

John Fahey had been around since the 1950s, making records (mostly) with just his acoustic guitar. He influenced countless guitarists, from Robbie Basho to Leo Kotke to Jim O''Rourke to Thurston Moore. His music has been called folk, blues, bluegrass, noise, even (gasp!) new age, so you''re never quite sure what you''re going to get with any of his releases. All of them, almost without exception, though, are excellent.

On this EP, Fahey used heavy reverb, electric slide, feedback and vocals. He gets a bit of help from Jeff Allman, who recorded the songs and adds some electronic noise in spots, and from Scott Colburn, who mixed the tracks, but this record is all Fahey. The Mill Pond further proves that there is only one category into which he fit: truly innovative guitar genius.

"Four ecstatic, lo-fi grabs for the ring of eternity, recorded in Fahey''s Oregon hotel room. Containing the first graspable evidence of John''s throat-singing abilities, this represents the merging of the bull and the china shop. The crudity of the electronics and the delicacy of the stringwork makes for a wonderful match. " -Byron Coley

TRACK LISTING

1.    Ghosts

2.    Garbage

3.    You Can't Cool Off In The Mill Pond, You Can Only Die

4.    The Mill Pond Drowns Hope

REVIEWS

also by this artist


LP
SOLD OUT

John Fahey

Hitomi

Three Day Band

Three Day Band

Shirt
INFO|BUY

John Fahey

Mill Pond

also recommended


CD/LP
INFO|BUY

Jozef Van Wissem

Ex Patris

CD/LP
SOLD OUT

Jozef Van Wissem

Ex Patris

CD/LP
INFO|BUY

Jozef Van Wissem

Ex Patris

Vibracathedral Orchestra

Tuning To The Rooster

cd/lp
INFO|BUY

Brethren Of The Free Spirit

The Wolf Also Shall Dwell With The Lamb

7"
SOLD OUT

Lee Ranaldo

Vancouver Ambients 1-4

CD / LP
INFO|BUY

Various Artists

We Are One, In The Sun (A Tribute To Robbie Basho)

James Blackshaw

O True Believers

Various Artists

The Garden Of Forking Paths

Three Day Band

Three Day Band

Zak Riles

Zak Riles

Various Artists

THE HARMONIC SERIES: Musical Works in Just Intonation: Compiled By Duane Pitre

LP
SOLD OUT

James Blackshaw

Holly EP

CD,/LP
INFO|BUY

Jozef Van Wissem

The Joy That Never Ends

LP
SOLD OUT

Master Musicians Of Bukkake

Twilight Of The Kali Yuga Tours: Live Totems 2009-2011

Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch

Concerning The Entrance Into Eternity

CD/LP
INFO|BUY

James Blackshaw

Love Is The Plan, The Plan Is Death

LP
SOLD OUT

Master Musicians Of Bukkake

Totem One

CD / LP
SOLD OUT

James Blackshaw & Lubomyr Melnyk

The Watchers

CD/LP
INFO|BUY

Jozef Van Wissem

Nihil Obstat

Marisa Anderson

Mercury

CD/LP
INFO|BUY

James Blackshaw

Summoning Suns

C60
SOLD OUT

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot

From Here To Ear