J.H. Guraj :: Introspection/Migration

Under his J.H. Guraj pseudonym, Dominique Vaccaro crafts guitar music that skitters along the margins. His latest, Introspection/Migration, was composed and assembled over a long five year stretch, but the lp’s feel isn’t labored or excessively overworked. Like Basho, Bull, and the Bishops before him, Vaccaro pulls from disparate strands—blues, drones, and Eastern modalities—to assemble a work that resonates long after the needle has lifted from the platter. Instead, these blues visions, skeletal ragas, and smokey drifts retain an ephemeral quality: they’re here and then they’re gone.