Desert Road

Justin Adams

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January 9, 2009

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"Desert Road" is the first release from one of England's most distinctive guitarists. Its swaying grooves and parched tones invoke Desert landscapes, Arizona or Sahara, an ancient / contemporary take on the blues - a Moorish Blues with echoes of the call to prayer and African trance.

In Mali at the beginning of 1999, Adams bought a 3 stringed African lute - (an ngoni) - from a Tuareg musician. Its dry sharp tone has been around 4,000 years before the banjo. This magical instrument of hide and wood set the album in motion, providing rolling grooves which Adams has set against explosions of blues guitar and electronics in the spirit of Lee Perry or the early experiments of Pink Floyd or Roxy Music. Alone in a tiny lo-tech studio, Adams has created sound atmospheres which teeter on the edge between darkness and celebration, where the guitar is used not to show off pyrotechnics but as a supremely emotional instrument.

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Key Value
Catalogue number WAYWARD701
Barcode 5026643507015
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Blue Man -
2. Dark Sea -
3. Desert Road -
4. Dream Of Flying -
5. Out of the Woods -
6. Wayward -
7. Hummingbird -
8. Runway -
9. Wallahee -
10. Tafraoute -
11. Majnoun And Leila -
12. First Star -