Dan Bridgwood-Hill is dbh and “mood” is his second record for thread recordings. It’s more open minded, than his debut, “Time Flies,” with more ambient and electric passages between beautiful acoustic guitar tracks, like “New Anthem,” that fit perfectly on the “Vin Du Select Qualitite” series and reminds me of current solo guitar players like¬†Daniel Bachman, or the beautiful new Chuck Johnson vinyl. However,¬†dbh is always on the search for a more open sound and “New Angles,” for an example on side B, shows a completely new¬†side of Dan’s music. Suddenly there are strings and drums and it has a very cinematic ambience. You can listen to the whole record below.
dbh is Dan Bridgwood-Hill, who for some time has had a hand in an inordinate amount of
the great music emerging from Manchester‚Äôs D.I.Y. scene. His guitar playing drives the
exhilarating prog racket of NASDAQ and the FTSE 100, and his contributions on all
manner of instruments have illuminated the music of Charles Hayward (This Heat), Kiran
Leonard and Irma Vep, to name but a few.
As dbh, he plays lovingly crafted instrumentals, enunciating his passion for both folk and
popular music with a languid guitar style and playful experimentation. The track, Sea
Retreat, was selected by Hayden Pedigo to appear on the most recent volume of
Tompkins Square's seminal guitar compilation, Imaginational Anthem Vol. 7.
Mood is dbh's second album and is the follow-up to Time Flies (Crowfoot Records, 2013).
The LP sleeve design is based on the letterpress-printed CD sleeves by the Red Plate Press.
The album was released on CD and high-quality download earlier this year.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive