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Review: Ido Bukelman - Solo
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 Artist: Ido Bukelman
 Album: Solo
 Date of Release: 2011/10
 Label: OutNow Recordings
 Cat. No.: ONR 005
 Country of Release: IL
 Genre/s: Experimental

 Sub-Genre/s: Solo Acoustic Guitar, Avant-Garde
 Type: Studio
   Time: 36:03
   Date of Review: 2012/07/21
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Released in October 2011 on the adventurous Israeli OutNow label, Ido Bukelman's Solo is his debut solo recording, choosing acoustic guitar as his weapon.

Remarkably accessible, for a free improv avant-garde recording at any rate, Solo sees Bukelman exploring the sonic possibilities of both his acoustic guitar's strings and body, with the addition of some sensitive electronica on a couple of tracks. He often maintains a surprisingly melodic as well as harmonic framework, from which he then sometimes moves on into explorations of noise.

As free improv avant-garde recordings go, Solo could even be said to be among the more attractive ones. However, it may take the average listener a few good listens to really discover this. But the album is certainly compelling enough to warrant repeated playing to explore Bukelman's often fantastical, sometimes surprisingly lyrical, soundscapes, and it isn't wanting in consistency either.

Even if the avant-garde and free improv are not your usual 'cup of tea,' give Ido Bukelman's Solo a few listens at least. It may have a few surprises in store for you. Keep an open mind, treat it as a journey of discovery, and you may well end up amazed at what you find.

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Track List:

1. I Call It Morning - 3:44
2. Just Hold On - 6:16
3. Mincing Walk - 2:44
4. "The World Is An Open Wound" - 8:30
5. She's Gone - 3:32
6. The Cap's Back - 5:28
7. Take My Hand - 5:28

All tracks Ido Bukelman

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Ido Bukelman - acoustic guitar, electronics (4, 5)


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Amazon UK (MP3)

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