Tom Carter - Glyph

Glyph

Tom Carter

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 3 tracks 4.99
Download Album (flac) 3 tracks 5.99
Download Album (wav) 3 tracks 5.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.75

Description

Tom Carter - Glyph

Since the early '90s, Tom Carter has played as one-half of the essential Charalambides. During that time, Carter also released a handful of solo albums on his own Wholly Other imprint as well as a recent reissue on the seminal Kranky Records. With these he also proved to be an extremely capable solo artist. Since relocating to Oakland, Carter has also joined forces with Ben Chasny and Rob Fisk as a regular member of Badgerlore, while also playing in various outfits with Robert Horton.

"Glyph" was originally issued as a limited-edition CD-R on the aforementioned Wholly Other. It is long-since out-of-print. This reissue of these remastered tracks breathes new life into the pieces. What is most striking is the warmth that pervades this entire album. With one piece for steel string acoustic guitar, another for lap steel, and the final (and shortest) on nylon string acoustic, there is diversity amongst the cogent thread that holds it all together. Carter's improvisations speak volumes without saying a word, and "Glyph" is one of his finest achievements to date. It is an ode to the last year of his life in Austin, Texas and all that it contained.

As stated in Tom's liner notes for the reissue, "I regret nothing yet I miss Texas and its unpressured passage of time, the ability to create an oppositional universe under the nose of redneck reality, the cicadas, the hot green light through afternoon trees, rolling joints in a lawn chair." "Glyph" is all of these things and more, depicted in an aural form that only Tom Carter could create.

Reviews

"For all the different voices whispering through this recording, Carter’s stands straight at the forefront: this is startlingly original music, regardless of what watery origin it rushes from. And, for all this hubbub about knowing or not-knowing, I know one thing: on the verge of a Best-of list at year’s end, Carter’s Glyph earns top honors. Highly recommended." - Stylus Magazine

Tracklisting

Download Album (DIGI025DD)
  1. Tom Carter - Glyph 1
  2. Tom Carter - Glyph 2
  3. Tom Carter - Glyph 3

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Glyph 1 11m 13s N/A N/A
2 Glyph 2 34m 47s N/A N/A
3 Glyph 3 4m 15s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (3 tracks) £4.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

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Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Glyph 1 11m 13s N/A N/A
2 Glyph 2 34m 47s N/A N/A
3 Glyph 3 4m 15s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (3 tracks) £5.99
FLAC format technical details:
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wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Glyph 1 11m 13s N/A N/A
2 Glyph 2 34m 47s N/A N/A
3 Glyph 3 4m 15s £0.75
Entire WAV Download Album (3 tracks) £5.99