The Phantom Band guitarist, Duncan Marquiss’s instrumental solo (ad)venture finds electronic guitar manipulations intertwine with wandering acoustic ambience. With one foot in 1970s Germany and the other in the woods, rivers and mountains of northeast Scotland.
Marrying earthy, textural acoustic instrumentals that feel rooted in open landscapes, with those that capture the pulse and hum of a populated metropolis. As the album unfolds the acoustic guitar becomes more prominent over the electric, almost as if nature is slowly taking back and growing over abandoned human-made structures.
“He draws a thread between the resonant bass of guitarists such as Bert Jansch or Jim O’Rourke, and the gasoline groove of Cluster or Neu! The result is a filmic album of wide landscapes and wider inner spaces, where the epic is always personal.” The Quietus
“manages to deliver the kosmische-folk goods throughout its seven expansive and inventive instrumentals” 9/10 Uncut
“Acoustic and treated guitar clatter and sparkle over seven folk pastoral/motorik tracks” ★★★★ MOJO