by David Torn

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Matt Banash
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Matt Banash I woke up this morning feeling bad. it seemed the way the world was and everything there just weren't any sweet spots left. then I listened to this. there are at least 8 sweet spots in the world. and after this. i'm going looking for more.
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avidja Hundreds - no, thousands, - jayapala's replays on SoundCloud. And now some of the gems are finally here. As someone very accurately commented - it's like taking a class in guitar mysticism. Let's all take it.
guillermo rizzotto
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guillermo rizzotto Dear David, wonderful music! Thanks a lot, as always!
Bill Campbell
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Bill Campbell So who’s afraid of a little abstraction? Torn does it yet again! Long may such archival releases continue!! Favorite track: where'd i bury that stupid clock.
Ben Ellis
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Ben Ellis It's like a soundtrack to a series of movies that were filmed in my dreams.
Peter Novak(Rasping Boy)
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Peter Novak(Rasping Boy) Thank You so much for this, loving Your Jayapala on SC for years. Favorite track: outsider.
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hey! i've performed these pieces with an electric guitar, amp & pedals/electronics, at my home studio.
i tend to record pretty often; sometimes i'm looking for new sonorities/noise, sometimes digging into textural motion & (errrm) "events/gestures", sometimes i think i'm writing, sometimes i'm just practising my instruments.
if i begin recording, it's almost always because i feel a need to simply play with no boundaries (other than the ones clicking in that moment): to simply play.
as thisall's been going on for a long time, i've amassed a hefty bunch of solo bits & pieces; i've chosen these 8 to begin releasing a wild herd of 'em.
these were recorded live, without overdubs.
thanks much for stopping by!, i hope you enjoy this, and peace to you.


released May 1, 2020

Recorded & mixed by DT between 2017-2020 at Cell Labs Eastern Cell, Bearsville
All songs by David Torn, Torn Music/BMI
A 9donkey's Production (via screwgun records)
9donkey's logo/steve byram, 9donkey’s c of uhoh/jason tors


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