Melodies for a Savage Fix

by Steve Gunn & Mike Gangloff

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    "It’s a fitting synthesis not only of the moment but of these players, too—two busy musicians, staying up late to revel in the skills of the other."
    -- Grayson Currin, Pitchfork

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Steve's six- and 12-string acoustic guitars combine with Mike's esraj, gongs, tanpura, singing bowls, sruti box and banjo for a gorgeous, moody collection of improvised compositions. Recorded in one night in Floyd County, Virginia, USA, in the home studio of noted roots recordist Joseph Dejarnette (Carolina Chocolate Drops, Bruce Greene, many, many more). No overdubs, live in the room sound with Steve wrangling a different guitar each song, including some vintage instruments and a reso guitar, and Joe adding his upright bass to "First of Spring."


released December 1, 2013



Mike & Cara Gangloff Ironto, Virginia

Mike -- fiddler, banjoist, longtime sonic voyager with Pelt, Black Twig Pickers and more;

Cara -- jazz-singing folk-strummer who put music aside for a few decades to focus on the rest of life...then picked it back up when she met Mike;

Together: A peculiar and personal blend of the traditional and the much less so; incantation plus improvisation = joy
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