David Grubbs releases solo record ‘Borough of Broken Umbrellas’ via Blue Chopsticks | Music News
David Grubbs – Borough of Broken Umbrellas – Blue Chopsticks
David Grubbs releases Borough of Broken Umbrellas on Blue Chopsticks
Borough of Broken Umbrellas is David Grubb‘s first record of solo guitar improvisations, encompassing a warm acoustic and transcendent personality. To date, David has released some wonderfully blissful music and the addition of this new LP is a wonderful compliment to his repertoire. This release contains two impeccable tunes, filled to the brim with David’s amazing guitar playing. The record includes tracks for electric and nylon-string guitar and they produce a truly relaxing listening experience that is noted as being perfect “living-room” music. Check out the writeup form Blue Chopsticks below and order your copy of Borough of Broken Umbrellas here.
From Blue Chopsticks:
“Strange to say, but Borough of Broken Umbrellas is David Grubbs’s first record of solo guitar improvisations, a profoundly unhurried probing (sometimes worrying, like a tongue and a tooth) of a handful of gorgeously spare themes. It divides its sides between two long (c. 12′) tracks for electric guitar and nylon-string guitar. Comparisons are unnecessary and perhaps misleading. On the surface, the Guitar Roberts (Loren Connors’ former nom-de-guitar) albums on St. Joan? Tetuzi Akiyama in his more lyrical mode? Jozef van Wissem’s mirror-image melodies for lute? Japanese koto and Korean kayagum sanjo music? Borough of Broken Umbrellas is living-room music in real time, with the windows open.”