Re-releases of solo outings by prodigious ex-Henry Cow guitarist
STEP ACROSS THE BORDER
Three more in a series of Frith releases. Guitar Solos is an album of guitar solos that confound all received notions of guitar solos, whose limpid abstraction and furious determination mark an imaginary mid-point between Hendrix and John Cage. Step Across The Border is a film soundtrack to a “celluloid improvisation” located at the other end of the musical stratosphere to John Williams. Prints, meanwhile, is the most accessible of these offerings, a collection of rarities including an extraordinary version of Burt Bacharach’s “Trains & Boats & Planes”.