The eleventh installment of Tompkins Square’s routinely superb Imaginational Anthem series, Chrome Universal parts company with the 6 and 12-string territory and delves into some the ever-expanding sonic universe of pedal steel guitar. It’s a beautiful and complex instrument that’s seen a renaissance over the last few years, making its way out of the honky-tonk and charting a course toward a new light of day somewhere between earth and space.
Over the past 10 years or so, Tompkins Square’s indispensable Imaginational Anthem series has introduced listeners to the cream of the crop when it comes to the 21st century’s neo-Takoma […]
Since 2005, Tompkins Square’s Imaginational Anthem compilations have offered essential overviews of the rich American Primitive/guitar soli landscape, highlighting the cream of the diverse post-Fahey crop. Label head honcho Josh Rosenthal; put […]
It’s been more than half a century since John Fahey made his first recordings, kicking off what he called the “American Primitive” or Takoma School of acoustic guitar playing — […]