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Today on Ecléctico you're listening to multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Bobby Lee. He is based in England and he recorded every instrument on this record: electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, drum machine, organ, dulcimer, and lap steel. He even created the cover art. Bobby Lee's music sounds like a map of a desert—wide open, instrumental, and trails in every direction.
You'll go deeper with an excerpt from and a link to a review on the Bucketfull Of Brains blog.
"Broken Prayer Stick" by Bobby Lee
2021 | Cosmic country-folk musician based in Sheffield, England
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“Men come and go, cities rise and fall, whole civilizations appear and disappear – the earth remains, slightly modified. Heartbreaking beauty where there are no hearts to break….I sometimes choose to think, no doubt perversely, that man is a dream, thought an illusion, and only rock is real. Rock and sun.”
Thus wrote Edward Abbey, the drunken desert mystic, in what might stand as an entirely plausible take on the advent of COVID-19, and its possible consequences. These words function as the underpinning for this brief but compelling set of ‘open sky/scorched earth improvisations’; both cosmic and kosmiche, sometimes skeletal, but ever rich and haunting; making up Origin Myths.
Themes for imaginary westerns when all the actors have long left the screen and the vistas are veiled with a shimmer of heat-haze masking the view to infinity. Recorded to four-track with a dazzling array of instruments – bass, electric, and acoustic guitar, drum machine, organ, dulcimer, lap steel – the tracks melt into other, and you into them, so that repeatedly, of a sudden, you’ll shake yourself from another reverie.