Friday, April 2, 2010

John Fahey-City of Refuge

Should I just assume you already know who this is and just post this? I've got 30 or so Fahey discs and i'd be happy posting any of those in this ones place. But for some reason, this is the one i'm in the mood for today. I memory serves me, I think this was the album in which Fahey tried his hardest to escape the folk & new age labels by incorporating sampling and noise. He'd always been a provocateur, but this was the one that really challenged peoples' assumptions about his work. All the people who still try to rip him off need to just give up. This master cannot be bested.