Engelhardt, Toulouse / Perpendicular Worlds
Album: Perpendicular Worlds   Collection:General
Artist:Engelhardt, Toulouse   Added:Dec 2011
Label:Lost Grove Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-05-19 Pull Date: 2012-07-22
Week Ending: Jun 10 May 27
Airplays: 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 08, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Let The River Answer
3. May 23, 2012: Brownian Motion
Epilogue: Melting Stars... Breathing Heavens
2. May 26, 2012: no voices aloud
Toulussions Of "Anji", Lost In The Luminiferous Ether "Live @ Ucla 1978"

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2012-05-13
Mostly fast, showy, mostly finger-style, acoustic guitar, with folk and New Age influences. RIYL John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Tommy Emmanuel, Mason Williams, etc. Compositions by Engleheart (except 4, 8, 10). All instrumental (but #12 has a tiny bit of very quiet singing).

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1 Mid-tempo. New Age-y, impressionistic. A little dreary. Nothing special. (3:03)
2 * Up-tempo. Bright sound, showy technique. Pretty cool. (3:38)
3 * First half is slow, thoughtful, pastoral. Second is very fast, showy. (4:02)
4 ** Very fast. Think of Leo Kottke’s “Vasoline Machinegun” (2:51)
5 Two tunes (one lightning fast, one somewhat spiritual), both preceded by Mussorgsky’s famous “Promenade” theme. Overall, a grab bag of ideas and sort of a novelty. (4:48)

6-7. Somewhat New Age-y, Renaissance Faire, pastoral tone poems about trees.
6 Very fast. A foggy, wall of sound. OK, for its style. (2:01)
7 * Mid-tempo. Very pretty in places. This is the better one of the pair. (5:07)

8 ** Fast & powerful. Folk inspired virtuoso playing, like John Fahey. Best of set. (3:03)
9 * Fast to super fast. Playful and good humored, but a bit silly as well. (3:45)
10 Very fast. Acoustic reading of a Jimi Hendrex tune. Loses a lot in translation. (3:42)
11 ** Slow, beautiful ballad with cello accompaniment. Folk, Spanish, and Classical hints. Recorded live 30+ years ago at UCLA. Excellent. (3:24)
12 * Very fast to ultra fast. Stirring with World music hints (maybe a tabla). Reminded me a little of John McLaughlin’s stuff with his Shakti band. (5:46)
13 Slow. Dreamy. Perhaps a bit jazzy. (1:39)

Track Listing
1. Xel-Ha... "Where The Waters Are Born"   7. Shui-Hsa-Pa... "Place Of The Water Pine"
2. Let The River Answer   8. Blue Starr
3. Deep River   9. Albert's Gyroscope
4. Toulussions Of "Anji"   10. Third Stone From The Sun
5. Convergence: The Blindwatchmaker/In Christ There Is No East   11. Lost In The Luminiferous Ether "Live @ Ucla 1978"
6. Threnody For Sequois Sempervirens   12. Exceder La Velocite De La Lumiere... "Exceeding The Velocity Of Light"
  13. Epilogue: Melting Stars... Breathing Heavens