‰ÛÏA stunningly articulate player, with a deft melodic ear, able to wrench overtonal magic from the guitar.‰ - Uncut
‰ÛÏGlenn Jones has a purist‰۪s mastery but an inventor‰۪s imagination.‰ - The Wire
‰ÛÏBuilds on Fahey‰۪s legacy with fluid finger-picking, bluesy bent notes and raga-like repetition, all shot through with a deep sense of reflection.‰ - The Financial Times
Glenn Jones is a master of American Primitive guitar, a style invented by the influential John Fahey, whose traditional finger-picking techniques and wide-ranging influences were used to create modern original compositions. What elevates Jones beyond the mere technically gifted is his uncanny ability to convey emotion in his fluid performance and compositions.
After releasing the critically acclaimed ‰Û÷My Garden State‰۪ album in 2013, Jones is set to return with his new studio record, ‰Û÷Fleeting‰۪, recorded in a house on the banks of the Rancocas Creek in Mount Holly, New Jersey, where Jones and his recording engineer Laura Baird made no attempts to soundproof their environment, instead incorporating the sounds of crickets and birds into the recordings. Jones, who led the experimental ensemble Cul de Sac, records in unique spaces to ground each of his albums in a very specific, distinctive time and place.
Jones shies away from standard tunings on his guitar and his banjo in order to challenge himself and his listeners. These unconventional tunings and his selection of recording spaces guide his songwriting, directing the way he makes his music. The resulting album is one that only Jones, with his unparalleled skills as a storyteller and as a musician, could have created.
LP pressed on virgin vinyl and packaged in a heavy stock jacket with innersleeve including notes and tunings of each song and free download card. A small amount of yellow vinyl editions will be distributed randomly among the black vinyl copies.
‰Û÷The Wanting‰۪ (2011) and ‰Û÷My Garden State‰۪ (2013) are being made available on vinyl again to coincide with the release of ‰Û÷Fleeting‰۪.