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Jay Manley | Tales of the Joy Thief & Reluctant Accomplice

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Tales of the Joy Thief & Reluctant Accomplice

by Jay Manley

21-string electric guitar and passionate voice delivering poetic, fearless songs: a fresh blend of indie rock meets jazz with hints of everything from Hindustani to dark wave.
Genre: Pop: Chamber Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Four Reflections
3:33 $0.99
2. Back in Time
3:21 $0.99
3. The Deer Are Out Tonight
3:25 $0.99
4. Please
3:29 $0.99
5. Electric Ghost
3:50 $0.99
6. Summer Autumn Winter Spring
2:44 $0.99
7. The Joke of Parallel Lines
1:17 $0.99
8. Wrong
2:30 $0.99
9. Asavari Saraswati
3:39 $0.99
10. Impellere
2:51 $0.99
11. Maybe
4:04 $0.99
12. Gently Melting Pining Desire
4:59 $0.99
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Album Notes
Guitarist, producer and composer Jay Manley is exploring new and old sounds on the 21-string Saraswati Guitar designed by Wes Lambe. His music is a melange of rock, instrumental indie classical, jazz pulling from fingerstyle folk and influenced by Hindustani music from the Gwoliar and Maihar Gharanas.
Much of what you hear on "Tales of the Joy Thief & Reluctant Accomplice" is happening all at the same time live and on one guitar, albeit with twenty one strings. The instrument can sound like a bass guitar, electric guitar, harp, zither, veena and sitar simultaneously. Amidst this peculiarity, the magnetic vocals and lyrics pulls one in with the catchiness of chamber pop, and the Sturm und Drang of dark wave.



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