Abrams, Joshua - Natural Information (expanded / mini-lp sleeve)
"Eremite presents the first digital edition of Joshua Abrams' invaluable & out-of-print LP Natural Information (2010). Abrams' first record for Eremite is another fascinating entry in Abrams' discography of recordings that gather aesthetic input from all over the map into vivid personal statements. At the heart of natural information is the guimbri, a three-stringed animal hide bass traditionally used by the gnawa of North Africa in healing ceremonies. Combining solo, trio & quartet formats with adroit use of sampling techniques, abrams creates intricate psychedelic environments that join the hypnotic character of gnawa guimbri music to more contemporary musics & methodologies. Praised by Downbeat, the New York Times & Wax Poetics, Natural Information appeared on WFMU, Dusted, Aquarius & numerous other best-of 2010 lists & was selected as one of the 50 notable records of 2010 by the Wire. CD edition packaged in a high gloss Stoughton miniaturized gatefold sleeve with 20 minutes of previously unreleased additional material."