2017-09-08 05:28:11 UTC
Alyosha, the fourth full-length album from Philadelphia-based guitarist Patkus, released on September 1st.
An hour-long composition comprising six movements with a prologue and epilogue, Alyosha stands somewhere at the intersection of modern classical, post-rock, and American primitive.
“I was reading The Brother’s Karamazov — which is awesome by the way — and wanted to make something of a similar scale and scope. I wanted to aim high, take a leap of faith, pretend to be a better musician than I actually am, and see what would happen.”
From John Fahey to Mogwai, Steve Reich to Ali Akbar Khan, Patkus' music is an idiosyncratic blend of influences and composition techniques.
“For never was a story more stark,
Than this of Alyosha and his Lark.”
2.Alyosha pt. I 07:18
3.Alyosha pt. II 07:08
4.Alyosha pt. III 07:35
5.Alyosha pt. IV 11:03
6.Alyosha pt. V 11:15
7.Alyosha pt. VI 08:43
alternative, ambient, american, primitive, drone, post-rock, psychedelic
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