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John Fahey
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Special Interest, Pop
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All Artists: John Fahey
Title: Womblife
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Table of Elements
Release Date: 8/18/1997
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Traditional Blues, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Experimental Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 600401037126

CD Reviews

(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ok this one is dense, but I don't think it should be compared with Mr. Fahey's early works, this stage of his work is part of a very complex evolution. You have to simply let yourself go, like you did'nt knew a thing, like being, really, in a womb."
Who's the artist here?
Benjamin D. Collins | Fayetteville, GA USA | 03/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This record was a step forward for John Fahey. The people who give this bad reviews would prefer that he had done the same thing with every record he made. Most of Fahey's acclaim comes from his innovation, accept womb life as innovation and enjoy it. It does not sound like terminal pharmacy, it is not over produced. This record rules."
It used to go like that, now it goes like this
P. Bryant | Nottingham, England | 07/04/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Actually, Fahey recorded this one himself right there in the motel where he was living at the time; he got a little help with the tape loops (not from Jim O'Rourke) but that's about all. So it's just exactly as he intended. Which means it's difficult stuff, mainly, because this is the New Fahey - no more Mr Nice Guy, no more Blues or Folk or whatever it was - now you get Industrial Ambient. Hmmm. I do enjoy the idea of Fahey tearing up his whole back catalogue, trashing all his old fans and heading out into... Somewhere Else. (Starting with "City of Refuge" and continuing with "The Epiphany of Glenn Jones") But I probably like the idea better than I like this cd. On the other hand, Gamelan found sounds are nothing new. Check out Fahey's 1968 composition "A Raga Called Pat" (on "The Voice of the Turtle")."