This would’ve come in handy yesterday, I know. Perhaps, though, you could pretend it’s Sunday afternoon right now and forgive my transgression. Perhaps you can rejoice that there are still copies of this and you can get them on the cheap from Low Point, which Gareth Hardwick actually owns. As the exchange rate currently stands, it comes out to a solid $10 and you get over thirty minutes of billowy drone. This came out over three years ago and Hardwick did this entire track in one take and it’s improvised at that. A cherry on top of it all is that Hardwick only used a lapsteel guitar to make everything you’re hearing on this recording. All of that is quite hard to believe, especially with how lush everything came out to be. If you like what you hear, do Low Point a favor and buy yourself a copy. I’m sure they’d like to see their old stock relieved of them. Check out Sunday Afternoon below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Originally released by Blackest Rainbow in a cd-r edition of 75 copies, this vinyl version of 'Sunday Afternoon' has been remastered and reissued for your appraisal.

The album, recorded in a single improvised take during the aforementioned time of day, formed the first of an ongoing series of audio studies. Employing a lap steel guitar as the only sound source, Hardwick then deliberately limited the equipment and additional processing used to the minimum in order to extract the purest tone from the instrument.

The resulting album is a placid dissolution of the lap steel into a natural blossoming harmonic. Whilst rooted in one major chord, the recording simultaneously reveals hidden timbres and overtones, its unhurried pace allowing the instrument to breathe and unveil new characteristics.

Having been remastered specifically for the vinyl format, additional clarity has been revealed within the recording, allowing the listener to submerge further within.

Price $10

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