Chapman, Michael - The Resurrection And Revenge Of The Clayton Peacock

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"For those already aware of the Yorkshire-born composer, singer, guitarist and self-confessed maverick troubadour, Chapman's Clayton Peacock recording may come as something of a surprise. The music here is unlike anything he has crafted before, casting aside his skills as a songwriter and focusing on improvisation for the first time. The LP was Wire magazine's No. 5 Album Of The Year, after it received a full-page rave review by Edwin Pouncey and later, Chapman himself received his own Invisible Jukebox feature. Chapman, along with Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, John Fahey et al, was a significant and historical informant for this young set. But he claimed to have never even entertained the notion of an LP of exclusively improvised playing. Anyone who has had the good fortune to hear Michael just take off in the middle of his songs and simply shred into zones of in-and-out-of-the-chakras stratosphere knows that such an idea could only be wildly welcomed."

"It might be assumed that the two side-length pieces are in the spirit of Fahey's later 'industrial' work, or perhaps a salute to the tapping that Rose would summon from his guitar as if making contact with the Delta dead. But whatever the inspiration, the sounds and styles here are solely of Chapman's own invention."-The Wire

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