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VDSQ-021 - Chuck Johnson - Balsams

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Chuck Johnson

Balsams

Chuck Johnson's pedal steel guitar debut delivers a group of pieces for ambient meditation. Recorded in a single two-week session during late 2015, and subsequently arranged/constructed/treated in the studio in spring of 2016, Balsams is awash in layers of tonal perfection. The album constantly evolves while maintaining a unified approach across both sides. Balsams is a record that lives outside genre and time, one that continues to develop with each successive deep listen. A unique expansion in the VDSQ catalog, Balsams is an album created in the hopes of providing solace and regenerative energies for many years to come.

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VDSQ-020 - Anthony Pasquarosa - Abbandonato Da Dio Nazione

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Anthony Pasquarosa

Abbandonato Da Dio Nazione

Anthony Pasquarosa focuses the third eye back to 1910 to conjure a lysergic spaghetti Western experience. Expect to be transported to another realm where gunshots, galloping horses and psychedelic gunslingers mark the terrain. Pasquarosa reveals himself to be a master stylist and his third full length for VDSQ shows the widescreen breadth of his cinematic vision. Abbandonato Da Dio Nazione is expansively packaged with hand drawn artwork from the guitarist himself. Western's have never sounded like this.

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VDSQ-019 - Mark McGuire - Ideas of Beginnings

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Mark McGuire

Ideas of Beginnings

Mark McGuire reminds us why he is among the most beloved guitarists of our new age. McGuire returns to VDSQ with a beautiful album of fractal introspection, a succinct collection of deeply melodic and emotive themes. Ideas of Beginnings is a direct statement of modern guitar, running the gamut from brightly focused acoustic compositions to late night electric vapor trails. Ideas of Beginnings is another highlight from this iconic 21st Century guitarist.

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Kristin Thora Haraldsdottir

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Kristin Thora Haraldsdottir

Solo Acoustic Vol. 14

A widescreen, cinematic vision for acoustic guitar composition from this classically trained Icelandic artist. From minimal tone poems to densely melodic ballads, VDSQ solo acoustic Volume 14 presents a deeply personal approach to modern guitar that takes us on a journey of unexpected beauty.

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Tashi Dorji  - Solo Acoustic Vol.13

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Tashi Dorji

Solo Acoustic Vol.13

Rarely has a guitarist emerged with as distinctive and singular a voice as Dorji has with this series of nylon-string improvisations. Recorded in the U.S. and Bhutan, VDSQ solo acoustic Volume 13 stands as a defining document of a great 21st Century guitarist. 

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Sarah Louise  - Solo Acoustic Vol. 12 

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Sarah Louise

Solo Acoustic Vol. 12 

Combining an elemental Appalachian spirit with a modern compositional approach, VDSQ Solo Acoustic Volume 12 serves as the vinyl debut for Louise, whose deeply ornate and engaging playing adds rich new colors to the palate of contemporary guitar.

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Michael Chapman - Solo Acoustic Vol.11

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Michael Chapman

Solo Acoustic Vol.11

The godfather of alternative guitar returns with an all-instrumental album, Homages, in tribute to his influences and contemporaries. Summoning the spirits of some of the greatest guitarists of all time, Chapman proves again that he stands among them.

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Anthony Pasquarosa

Morning Meditations

Transcendental acoustic guitar mysticism from the VDSQ shaman of Western MA.

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Dan Melchior

For Letha 7"

Four tracks of instrumental, acoustic guitar from the master songwriter.

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Alan Licht

Currents

Minimal, acoustic melodicism from this NYC mainstay.

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Matthew Mullane

Hut Variations

VDSQ Records is proud to release the second album by Matthew Mullane, Hut Variations. Among the more revelatory contemporary guitarists, Mullane's new album is a further progression in terms of technique, composition and performance. Limited edition of 500 copies in heavy stock, spot-gloss jackets. 

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Glenn Jones

Changing Ships On A Falling Tide 7"

An Improvisation in two parts, housed in a handmade letterpress sleeve. Limited to 250 copies.


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Bill Orcutt

His first new compositions in years: The blues as abstract.

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Sir Richard Bishop

New solo acoustic recordings from the Sun City Girls master guitarist, SRB returns to familiar themes and introduces new ideas simultaneously on this tour de force performance of his singular style.

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Anthony Pasquarosa

Anthony Pasquarosa-12-string alchemy from the wilderness of Western MA, Pasquarosa's compositions transfix with hypnotic finger-picked melodies of a true occult nature. Known for his work under the Crystalline Roses moniker, his acoustic playing resounds with mysticism and unknown pleasures.


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Allen Karpinski

Four string minimal symphonies for the grey side of America. Each note perfectly placed for maximum solitude. Karpinski offers a starkly melodic album of nighttime instrumentals


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VDSQ - 005 - Special Art Edition

Thurston Moore

12 String Meditations For Jack Rose

100 copies signed and numbered by Thurston with exclusive art from Christina Carter and Bill Nace. Only available through VDSQ site and a limited number through our sister label’s site Thin Wrist Recordings.


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Thurston Moore

12 String Meditations For Jack Rose

Solo, untreated, 12-string compositions in tribute to one of the greats.
An album of instrumentals in requiem.

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Matthew Mullane

This recording came to us as an unsolicited demo and was a revelation in its intricate beauty and unique phrasings. Hailing from small town Ohio, this young player encapsulates everything exciting about modern composition for acoustic guitar. Performed live in one take. No overdubs.

 

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Chris Brokaw

12-String songs and arrangements from a true master of the instrument, Brokaw shows a range from waltzes and ballads to experiments and rhythms.

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Mark McGuire

Melodic ballads and new pieces from Emeralds guitarist spark new inovations and memories thought to be lost.

 

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Joshua Blatchley

A new voice in the Ragtime and American Primitive guitar-playing lineage, Blatchley offers a unique interpretation of both new and traditional compositions.


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