Gunn-Truscinski Duo / Ocean Parkway
Album: Ocean Parkway   Collection:General 12"
Artist:Gunn-Truscinski Duo   Added:Mar 2012
Label:Three Lobed Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-03-10 Pull Date: 2012-05-12 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: May 13 Apr 29 Apr 22 Apr 15 Apr 8 Apr 1 Mar 25 Mar 18
Airplays: 3 4 2 1 3 5 6 5

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 28, 2019: Being as an ocean
Side A
4. May 16, 2014: no voices aloud
Ocean Parkway
2. Nov 13, 2018: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Banh Mi Ringtones
5. Nov 27, 2013: minimum entropy
Banh Mi Ringtones, Ocean Parkway
3. Jun 13, 2014: FAREWELLGASM
Ocean Parkway
6. Oct 04, 2013: Fight or Flight
Ocean Parkway

Album Review
D. Cannibal
Reviewed 2012-03-09
The psychedelic-folk duo of guitarist Steve Gunn and percussionist John Truscinski brings us another absolutely stellar LP of intricate, inspiring collaborations. Using esoteric-sounding open string tunings, Gunn manages to forge a unique raga-influenced style, which is what makes these instrumental folk jams sound so deep and meditative. The Duo’s second LP features more rootsy Americana vibes, with some quite soulful motifs sounding a lot like electric delta blues. If Stephen Stills had left Crosby and Nash to go on a spiritual pilgrimage through India, he may have started playing something like this. I’m definitely saving a spot on my top 10 list for these guys.
RIYL: John Fahey, Flower Corsano Duo, Buddhist meditation but also rock’n’roll
Picking any favorite tracks would be like, well, trying to pick favorites on a Gunn-Truscinski Duo record: impossible, so I won’t even bother.

Side A
1. (10:28) A slow contemplative raga gradually develops into a bright, upbeat, glorious hippy jazz-rocker anthem with a pulsating backbeat and glistening sunshiney harmonies. Sounds spiritually spontaneous in some places, like a folk-guitar version of Keith Jarrett.
2. (6:37) Chet Atkins if he dropped acid with Link Wray—dreamy eastern harmonies meld seamlessly with some bluesy musings, blending into a deliciously psychedelic trance.
Side B
1. (3:41) Dense and thoughtful twangy blues fingerpicking frenzy
2. (6:53) Acoustic, strange and serene folksy chords droning and dancing about, sounds like a guitar trying to mimic a sitar.
3. (5:18) lazy, half-coherent melodies floating around in a transcendental haze

Track Listing
1. Ocean Parkway   3. County Fair Getaway
2. Banh Mi Ringtones   4. Don't Lean On Door
  5. Minetta River