Glenn Jones – The Giant Who Ate Himself… (LP+MP3)

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is Glenn Jones at his most vivid, exploring memories old and new through
beautifully woven threads of melody. His unparalleled skill and creativity
exhibits the mastery Jones possesses of his craft, further cementing his position
as a pillar in American Primitive guitar music. Recorded in New Jersey by
Laura Baird and mixed by Matthew Azevado, The Giant Who Ate Himself And
Other New Works For 6 & 12 String Guitar, make for an exceptional evening of
The album’s title is itself is an homage for Jones’ mentor John Fahey, whose
friendship with Jones spanned 25 years. The people whom Jones surrounded
himself with too share a presence in the pieces throughout the album. “A
Different Kind of Christmas Carol” took on an entirely new life for Jones after his
curmudgeonly, Scrooge-like introduction to the song at a show in Pennsylvania
was met with beaming enthusiasm from a child. The arching journey of “From
Frederick To Fredericksburg” recounts a day Jones spent with old friend and
collaborator the late Jack Rose while visiting renowned 78 collector Joe Bussard
and their journey home late into the night. Sounds of the rural New Jersey
outdoors of the recording studio even fnd their way onto the album with the
sound collage piece “River In The Sky.”
Jones approaches his compositions frst and foremost as concepts, emotions,
and colors. Every step in his process of writing and recording is in service of
creating a distinct character for each piece. According to Jones, “To get that
sense of place and time, you have to let the world into the recording.” By giving
glimpses of the colorful personalities who have affected him, Jones’ The Giant
Who Ate Himself in turn shows us who he is: a master of his craft, continuing
to reach for more.

1. The Giant Who Ate Himself
2. Everything Ends
3. The Last Passenger Pigeon
4. The Was And The Is
5. A Different Kind Of Christmas Carol
6. River In The Sky
7. From Frederick To Fredericksburg
8. Even The Snout And The Tail
9. Elliot Audrey, Born Today
10. The Sunken Amusement Park

Glenn Jones is an established pillar of storytellying in
American Primitive guitar music.
“His tunings are counterintuitive and mesmerizing, his use of
partial capos and muted strings is novel and intriguing. But to
Jones’ great credit, those only feel like tools for telling stories.”
– Pitchfork
“It’s incredibly calming to watch Glenn Jones play
acoustic guitar….there’s nothing ?ashy about his style,
only careful consideration as he gently hops over the frets
like a lily-padding frog” – NPR All Songs Considered
“Glenn Jones has a purist’s mastery but an inventor’s
imagination” – The Wire
The album was recorded in New Jersey by Laura Baird and
mixed by Mathew Azevado
The Giant Who Ate Himself is an homage to Jones’ friend and
mentor, John Fahey, who’s friendship with Jones spanned 25
LP pressed on virgin vinyl and packaged in a heavy stock
jacket with inner sleeve including notes and tunings of each
song and free download card.
CD version in a 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package. Erhältlich ab 24.08.2018

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