Tony Wilson – Horse’s Dream

Most of you won’t be surprised when I tell you that ghosts play the blues. It seems perfectly natural; they’re in torment, they lament, they got holes that can’t be filled. Ghost blues isn’t really suited to the ear of a living person. If you’re interested, you’ve got to adapt your understanding of music and instruments to consider a dematerialized guitar that stretches in parallel dimensions and runs on ectoplasm. The reverb is pretty massive and there’s a lot of howling, yowling and noise. The ghost plucks out notes that more often than not resist resolving into a melody or tune. You might think you have to be dead to play this kind of music but Sonny Sharrock did it before he expired and Loren Mazzacane Connors does it and so does Tony Wilson. He lives in Vancouver. (Terence Dick)

CD, Drip Audio, www.dripaudio.com

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