Second Earth

by Jim McAuley & Scot Ray

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Shimmering lyrical pan-idiomatic interlocutions. This Long Song records release documents an extraordinary February afternoon when two improvising guitarists met for the first time to record some music. Nothing was planned or discussed in advance. The resulting tracks are presented here in the order they were recorded, no edits, nothing added or deleted. If this project were mapped into a Venn Diagram one might see/hear the overlapping parts hint and slide from Basho to Bailey, Cooder to Kottke, Fahey to Frisell, past with future, variety with unity. McAuley and Ray, sonic soul searchers who by coming together to converse and experiment, have created something quite singular in scope and vision. Please join them on this listening journey to SECOND EARTH.

REVIEWS

“Spontaneous jams aren’t usually as inviting as they are challenging but these guys communed with the Muse from moment one” - Michael Davis aka Kid Methuseluh, KXLU Los Angeles

"Mr. McAuley’s precise writing and playing is full of blue figures and rich-tone, acoustic-folk resonance. It’s peaceful and rigorous music" - The New York Times

"The result of all this is to produce a completely spontaneous set, guided by the moods and psychology of the moment, which arrives as a cradle of the talent and imagination of the two musicians that reaches ... surprising dimensions" - Dyskorixeion

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released September 15, 2019

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Long Song Records Milan, Italy

"LONG SONG, a sharp Italian label, a slice of spontaneous life that instills the love of improvisation".
J.M. Van Schouwburg, critic.

Long Song Records is dedicated to jazz, rock and improvised music. Founded in 2005, we mainly work with Italian and/or international artists.
The goal is involving both famous and unknown artists, pushing them towards unheard and different territories.
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