Euphonic Productions - Atlanta, Georgia

Euphonic Productions - Atlanta, Georgia

Fri, 25 March 2005

Harris NewmanEuphonic Productions presents:
Harris Newman
Sleeping Weather
Todd Mathers

9pm, Fri, March 25
290 MLK Jr. Drive, Suite 8

Harris Newman
These days it seems as though anyone performing instrumental music with an acoustic guitar as the centerpiece is automatically referenced to the late John Fahey. So it comes as an invigorating breath of fresh air to hear the music of Harris Newman, a guitarist from Montreal, Canada whose musical approach actually does come from a perspective true to the American acoustic compositional tradition that Fahey and his Takoma Records imprint helped advance. Active in the musical/cultural hotbed that is Montreal - his resume boasts electric/upright bass duties in Constellation Records frayed-folksters Sackville, and conducts audio mastering work through his Grey Market Mastering company (clients include such Montreal luminaries as Fly Pan Am, Hanged Up, A Silver Mount Zion and countless others) - Harris Newman's solo music is a beautiful beast of a decidedly different color than the typical Montreal scene. Newman is a fingerstyle steel-string acoustic guitarist possessing a remarkably detailed and lush sound, and he is creating some of the most lyrical compositions for the
instrument to be heard anywhere.

Sleeping WeatherSleeping Weather
Sleeping Weather is orange light's hum, amplifiers mumbling with their eyes closed. While living in boston and new york. Eli Queen played, toured and recorded with The Autumn Rhythm. the music he made in that band was described as "intimate and narcotic," (The Village Voice), "minimalist tunes that often reflect the ethereal rush of Britain's 4AD label without the special effects," (Rolling Stone), and "a mesmerizing  grey soundscape." (Subterra Boston).

Similar adjectives could be applied to the spare instrumentation of Eli's, Athens-based, solo project.
Sleeping weather's first ep, Dark Corners & Oxygen Mysteries, will be released in May 2005 by Keep Recordings of tucson, AZ.



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