Wednesday, December 17, 2008

But Where's the Frog?

Perhaps it stems from my love of all things Kermit the Frog, but I do love me some banjo. With that in mind, it's probably no surprise that I dig Nathan Bell's @2640 EP. It's being distributed by West Main Development, a Baltimore label specializing in live recordings and one-time collaborations, with a penchant for tapping Lungfish members (a previous release features Dan Higgs). The label's latest, four tracks clocking in at under 13 minutes, was culled from a solo set at 2640 Space earlier this year.

Bell's take on the instrument is a bit different than most. His style on "Runaway Horse" is slowed, not frantic. There's a deliberate air, though, that makes it all the more engaging.

mp3: Runaway Horse



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