Bridgetown #77

Sparkling Wide Pressure
Slowed Down Footage Of Farming

In five years time, Frank Baugh's work as Sparkling Wide Pressure has reached near cult status within the worldwide experimental scene, with stellar recordings on nearly every underground micro-label out there. Based out of Tennessee, Baugh has mastered the technique of writing homely electronic compositions with a uniquely quaint and rustic charm. On "Slowed Down Footage of Farming," plucked guitar notes bounce across buzzing synths and piano chord stasis, ringing out into silence in sync with the thump of a distant drum machine plodding along. This new full-length may be a dusty photo album full of somber snapshots of desolation and open country, but these songs are far from hopeless. What sets Baugh apart from his peers is his ability to channel the guitar's role as a vessel for personal experience, effectively reframing the blues into a modern and alienated context that only the lonely understand.
C38 cassette · 6 songs · June 2012 · Murfreesboro, TN

Edition of 100 pro-duplicated chrome cassettes with full-color labels and doublesided printing on heavyweight gloss stock, includes digital download.