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Artist: COLLIN, JON
Title: Water and Rock Music Volume 1
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The fifth LP by English guitarist Jon Collin is also his first U.S. release. Jon first came to our attention when he started the Winebox Press label. This fairly nuts project involved choosing a wooden object (like a wine box or door) from which to create cases (some of them quite complex) for cassettes he released. The size of the edition was determined by the number of the packages he was able to create from the original object, and the labels creations were pretty amazing. Some of his early bands, like Whole Voyald Infinite Light and the Serfs were documented, along with artists like the Hunter Graccus, Chora and Taming Power. Eventually he began to issue solo recordings, and they sounded as brilliant as they looked. This led to occasional U.S. tours, interest from other labels and a worldwide explosion of all things JON COLLIN. Well, thats not all really true. But the basics are. Collin is a wonderful player, incorporating the distention of Loren Connors alongside the blues figures of Jack Rose and the lyrical melodicism of Robbie Basho. He can also throw in blurts that are pure Derek Bailey to throw the punters off, but thats his business. This new album (which will be followed in a few months by Volume 2) is a lovely example of his most evolved beauty-moves, riven with hairs and rivers of discord, but generally dedicated to expanding (rather than collapsing) the head of anyone who will take the time to listen. Make time for it. You will be copiously rewarded." - Byron Coley.

Artist: COLLIN, JON
Title: Burnt Monday
Format: LP
Label: Golden Lab
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"The most obvious influence on [Collins] playing seems to be Loren Connors. He manifests the same strange bluesy attack on strings at many moments here -- letting notes breathe for a while, then strangling them until they squeak shut. One also notes some of Faheys long open slide chords, but clearly his melodic resolutions are closer to Faheys late period work, even if his technique is more reminiscent of Fare Forward Voyagers or something. There is also a scent of Jim ORourkes brilliant acoustic responses to questions posed by Derek Bailey. Indeed, while this might seem to be heady company for a guy recording his debut LP, I feel as though the comparisons fit." --Byron Coley; “Following the release of his incredible debut LP on Winebox Press, Jon Collin took to the road in the U.S. alongside fellow soul travelers Yek Koo, Chalaque and Zaimph. The highpoint (in myriad senses) came on a Monday night in Albany, NY, where Collin performed to a seated and incredibly blazed audience in the basement of The Helderberg House, where he ended a night of heavy reverie with a blasted, drawn-out, super-sparse set of creaking drum stool and glorious string tone flashes. All in attendance were mesmerized and utterly rapturous as each piece concluded -- staggered by the weight of what they were witnessing and for which they had not been prepared by the endless craft ale, pizza and bongloads. Theres something of the magical about this record. Limited to 250 copies on 140 gram vinyl.” - Golden Lab.

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