Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice)

John Fahey - Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice)
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June 1973 / Release Date
LP / Format
Takoma / Label
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John Fahey and American-Primitivism

Don't let the term Primitivism deter you from listening to this distinct style of music because, in reality, the genre is anything but primitive. Primitive is used in this sense because the origins of this style originate from early roots, blues, and traditional American music passed down from generation to generation. However, this term came to be known around the 50s and 60s when many guitar virtuosos began to appear and drew from that plethora of early ... read more
John Fahey shows his abstract compositional side on Fare Forward Voyagers, his most ambitious and somehow experimental record yet. If Blind Joe Death was considered "avant-garde" at the time it was released, this would be called out-of-this-world for sure. His instrumental guitar-lines take over and are turned into metamorphed ghostly improvisations, so abstract and loose that they can make the listener travel miles and miles without even moving. This is exactly that kind of album, ... read more
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Added on: February 13, 2016