Eleven Twenty-Nine is the brainchild of long time collaborators Tom Carter & Marc Orleans and what they offer up here is an album of acoustic blues a la the late Jack Rose – two words that go together well but a blues sound that’s hard to pin down none the less.
In places it slithers along; the vibrating fretboards sounding like the hulk of a rattle snake dragging it’s poison across scorched desert plains.
In places it languidly floats around the ether, swimming across the cosmos like the tail of a comet – nudging its way through stars & galaxies like an Expo 70-esque dark and expansive jam.
It ends abruptly with a piece that neither floats, soars nor crawls and at just over two and a half minutes in, the star dies. Everything implodes, leaving a void which shakes through the blackened backs of the insides of my eyes, making way for a beautifully calming view deep inside a glorious stardust dripped abyss. Let the good work go on.
Available as a five-track CD & LP. The digital version contains two tracks exclusive to the non-format.