C/S010 ALEXANDER "RIDGE RD." C16
Newest release, and second on C/Site, for David Alexander Shapiro, AKA Alexander. The latest in a long line of releases named for the seemingly endless list of addresses Shapiro has lived and recorded. Ridge Rd. is a cassingle featuring two 7+ minute long fingerpicked guitar tracks. Side A is played on an acoustic guitar and is driving and quick paced, while Side B’s electric guitar is somber, slow and patient. Comparisons to Fahey or Rose may be the simplest points of reference for new listeners, but it’s Shapiro’s affinity for Alan Bishop’s (AKA Alvarius B.) guitar playing that really shines through on this release. Shapiro’s knack for home recording also gives this tape an intimate and subdued quality. Limited to 100 copies.