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Now the Deer

by Jefferson Pitcher

Quiet landscapes of sound. Lone trumpet and upright bass. Nylon guitar. Spoken word. Field recordings. Feedback. Beautiful noise.
Genre: Avant Garde: Experimental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Noise of Birds
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2. Behind Fence; Trees
4:51 $0.99
3. Music for Rilke
6:31 $0.99
4. A Godless Place
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5. There is Dying
4:33 $0.99
6. The Invisibility of Animals
6:02 $0.99
7. White, White (or Soft Rain)
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8. Presence and Absence; The Space Before and After
8:07 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Long overdue for release, this sublime disc is perhaps the single most beautiful item in the TD catalog. Pitcher has a long history in music, playing with Christian Kiefer and many others over the years, but this is surely a landmark career high point. It’s certainly the kind of record others would dream about making, but never achieve. Aided with incredible subtlety and finesse by a handful of musicians (including Mike Bullock and Kiefer), Pitcher has created what can only be defined as a masterpiece. It’s that good. Inspired by a year spent living in Spain, this recording captures a magic that is both intangible and joyous in its beauty. Guitar is the central focus, but his partners lend so much to the overall sound and communicate so well that it feels like they’ve been playing together for decades. Never busy, Pitcher leaves room for every note to breathe, and weaves each unique thread in the record together as only a master can do. Words fail when trying to describe music this powerful. Each disc is housed in a heavy brown paper inside a vellum envelope and has a unique photograph taken by Pitcher while in Spain." -Eric Hardiman, Tape Drift Records.

From the liner notes:

This record was initially intended to be a collection of solo guitar improvisations. Somehow, it grew into what it is now. The original guitar playing is all in here, if not in sound then in spirit or skeleton. The ideas for the initial improvisations were borrowed from one of the best recordings I have ever heard, a record titled Misterio by Strunz and Farah. I cannot quantify what this record has meant to my life, but suffice it to say, I have listened to it more than any other recording that has ever been made. My love for this record deepened as my dear friend Greg Roussas and I drove to Los Angeles a number of times to study with Jorge Strunz, making our feeble efforts at learning some of the record. So many years later, I find myself equally mesmerized by Misterio, unable to really understand what lies inside of it. In some oblique way, I hope to have found a small piece of its soul, and translated it here.



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