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Loren Claypool

Loren Claypool is a West Virginia-based multi-instrumentalist/composer. He plays acoustic, electric, baritone electric, fretless electric, lap steel, baritone lap steel, touch and synthesizer guitars. Loren composes, arranges, loops, improvises, and manipulates sounds across genre boundaries as diverse as progressive, ambient, Guitar Craft-style acoustic ensemble, and spaghetti western. The common thread is guitar as the basis for his instrumental music.

Loren's album "One Feather Shy" is available to order right here at CD Baby in both CD and digital download formats.

Loren is currently at work on his new album "Breathe". In addition to his solo work, he has worked with Guitar Circle of Chicago, a group of musicians committed to working with the principles of Guitar Craft as a "way of doing things." Guitar Circle of Chicago performs throughout the Midwest, featuring songs from the Guitar Craft repertoire, original material, circulations, and improvisations. Loren is also an endorsing artist for Industrial Guitars.

Following the recording of "One Feather Shy" Loren contributed to the [halo] Covers Venture project produced by Lee Fletcher in the UK. He was asked by Markus Reuter of the German experimental duo Centrozoon to provide audio commentary for their CD "Lovefield". The result, described by Mr. Reuter as "a piece of art," is available as a download on the band’s website. Loren co-scored and recorded the soundtrack for the award-winning independent film "Lost Love". He has an extensive background in recording as a solo artist, under the guises of Loren Claypool Guitar Ensemble, ClayLoop, Claytronica, and The Basement Ensemble, and as a member of the progressive jazz fusion duo Fingerdance.

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Loren currently resides in Charleston, WV with his wife and a lot of guitars.