microphones in the trees: the dove azima

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

the dove azima

Moving to the outer fringes of psych-folk, The Dove Azima is a deeply American recording. This solo project of Zack Hay has folk sensibilities much like John Fahey’s and hearkens to roots music from an era before the cultural tributaries of country and folk had parted ways. American avant-gardists have also crept much more into Hay’s sound since his last, more straightforward album, Bronze Horse. Hay himself had written of his interest in naïve experiences with guitar and he seems to have stumbled upon the steel string’s extended faculties a la Eugene Chadbourne. Hay’s detuned meditations can sometimes sound as weird as Jandek or sometimes lush and heady like Harry Partch’s microtonalities. Like a decayed American flag you found buried in the woods, The Dove Azima is one of the more brilliant pieces of Americana I’ve ever heard. It begs for many repeated listens and one oughtn’t neglect such a request.” Nat Roe, WFMU

Zack Hay hizo ese disco tan especial que se llama Bronze Horse, nombres de los que siempre buscas y rebuscas cosas nuevas, como Head of Wantastiquet aka Paul Labrecque, Willie Lane, Boots/c.c./Snake & Remus  o a partir de ahora Rafi Bookstaber. discos pequeños, a veces  un poco misteriosos por la falta de información, que acaban siendo los más grandes ("untitled X")


* * e d o * * said...

thanks for this. never heard of him but really looking forward to checking it out!


ana said...

you're welcome edo. as beautiful as his album bronze horse :)

Benjamin Telfer said...

Any chance of a re-up?

ana said...

hi benjamin, you cand download it now

Benjamin Telfer said...

Thanks heaps, Ana.