Sir Richard Bishop
Delving into another steel string skirmish, founding Sun City Girl, Sir Richard Bishop follows up his Latitudes series release Fingering the Devil with a much more dense and long form album, While My Guitar Violently Bleeds The album consisting of 3 tracks, only one under 10 minutes. In familiar style Bishop herds the tastes of Eastern Raga and Western Blues and adds a bit of amorphous drone to the plate. Here each style is given its own centerpiece as he opens with the familiar finger plucked style that marked his last album and then moves on to an electric bit of nether-drone communication, rounding out the album with the 25 minute plateau of Eastern tones that mixes sympathetic drones with an incredible display of furious string manipulation. Though I've always loved others who play in the style, Bishop never ceases to amaze me with his ability to mix speed and precision with style and grace; never using his technicality simply to show off. While My Guitar Violently Bleeds is out soon on Locust Music.
[MP3] Sir Richard Bishop -Zurvan