Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Salvador Kali - Sun City Girls Solo Editions
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock
There's not a whole lot known about Sir Richard Bishop, a founding member of the always-mysterious Sun City Girls. Bishop's solo effort Salvador Kali is a find, however, with nine guitar instrumentals that range in style f... more »
There's not a whole lot known about Sir Richard Bishop, a founding member of the always-mysterious Sun City Girls. Bishop's solo effort Salvador Kali is a find, however, with nine guitar instrumentals that range in style from Les Paul to Django Reinhardt to ragtime. The sole piano composition, "Al Darazi," is a bit long at 14 minutes, but the rest of the record is a half-hour of fun and exotic guitar textures. Bishop's improvising is swell, overdubs aren't excessive, and a few of the latter tracks even sound like the fingerstylings of Fahey himself. --Jason Verlinde
Warm and Natural as a Furnace of Foliage
G. Preston | Baltimore, MD United States | 07/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's funny that a member of the Sun City Girls would make an album that any music lover could enjoy. They seem to be quite content on being the most perplexing and obscure outsider band on the planet. But I guess this is just a progression of their continuing exploration of jazz/folk/world musics. I hardly know Les Paul from Les Claypool (well...), but I suppose the Les Paul/Django Reinhardt comparisons are pretty accurate. It sounds to me like modern gypsy music played on solo acoustic guitar. It's beautiful! Your girlfriend will like it, your plants will like it...hell, your parents probably would too! What I'm saying is: give the gift of Salvador Kali."
Scott Richardson | Chicago, IL USA | 03/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Much mellower and more lush and melodic than most SCG material, Salvador Kali is bold and beautiful, featuring instrumental guitar and organ numbers, released on the late John Fahey's Revenant records. Highly recommended."