Magical acid-folk from New York bothy

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Pg Six – The Well Of Memory

The US underground’s current infatuation with all things eldritch and rustically psychedelic has produced some marvellous music of late, most conspicuously from Devendra Banhart. The second album by PG Six?singer and multi-instrumentalist Pat Gubler? is every bit as lovely, flitting between brittle wire-strung harp pieces, gently churning acid-rock and intimate acoustic folk. While Gubler also makes brackish drone-music in the fine Tower Recordings collective, his solo work is more orthodox. Celtic traditions loom out through the mist but, like fellow traveller Alasdair Roberts, Gubler generates a close, mystical atmosphere without lapsing into mimsy clich