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Sharpen The Past by Running Point

Album Description

Released:May 15th, 2014

Struck photo-images cut
Breaking time-scene
Interiorizing old-breathing presence
Fulfilling the free doing
Desire total chance of now
Compose inside then through
Forward in weaving thorn movement
Snakes wrapping around and curling
And darting
Never straight
Letting the past sharpen
Imagination’s new cave etching
Old scream-blues
Bleeding railroad tracks
Bottle-necking here-dusk
Strobed unison showing
Melodic undercurrents travel-fast
Falls dropping on falls dropping
Wave-notes lining up and hovering
For almost-all heavy-weight seconds
Overtones like the steel
Ringing out in bright near-banjo basements
With mines in work-days darkly
The walk-done tome frees the real-spirit bright
Struck photo-memory cut
Breaking time-scene

"Comprising nine semi-improvised tracks (several have overdubs), Kevin plays with little to no emphasis on the chords, fingerpicking wave after wave of notes, sometimes seemingly managing to spew every note in the entire key all at once. The notes remain almost uniformly pointillistic, and yet somehow avoid falling into any uniform rhythm. Similarly, the guitar's volume is in constant flux, presumably as Cahill wiggles a volume pedal throughout, giving the instrument an elusive, intimate, and ghostlike near-absence. Moments of twangy Americana akin to the recent Gold album from Earth's Dylan Carlson, or indeed that album's ancestral Dead Man soundtrack by Neil Young occasionally enter to foreground - but only for brief moments, like whispered long-distant memories. For what seems like mere guitar noodling, Running Points' restless, intimate improvisations linger in the mind far longer than they really should." -The Quietus



Sharpen The Past
01. A01 (05:38)
02. A02 (09:29)
03. A03 (01:37)
04. B01 (03:35)
05. B02 (00:53)
06. B03 (05:31)
07. B04 (02:12)
08. B05 (00:30)
09. B06 (04:12)

Sharpen The Past by Running Point is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.
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