(1998) Conferring With The Moon

Will Ackerman

... read moreWill Ackerman continued weaving textures explored three-years before in Past Light, his deft guitar accompanied by side instruments such as bass, lyricon, violin, English horn, piano, cello, charongo, and zampona. The all-digital 1980s production is more heavily affected, thinner and more brittle...

53′:00″ 11 Songs

1
Will Ackerman
Conferring With The Moon
7:31
2
Will Ackerman
Improv 2
3:36
3
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Lago De Montanas (Mountain Lake)
4:09
4
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Big Thing In The Sky (For Jess)
6:35
5
Will Ackerman
Climbing In Geometry
6:10
6
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The Last Day At The Beach
6:51
7
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Singing Crocodile
3:21
8
Will Ackerman
Processional
3:57
9
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Shape Of The Land
3:26
10
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Garage Planet
5:03
11
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Conferring With The Moon (Solo)
2:21
Released 21 August 1998, ℗ 1986 BMG Entertainment

Review

Will Ackerman continued weaving textures explored three-years before in Past Light, his deft guitar accompanied by side instruments such as bass, lyricon, violin, English horn, piano, cello, charongo, and zampona. The all-digital 1980s production is more heavily affected, thinner and more brittle than his early albums, yet despite the dated production, Ackerman moodily evokes a dark, quiet: dare we say 'lunar' ambience? Ackerman's guitar is content to settle into repetitive minimalist patterns, opening up a spacious canvas for the complementary instruments. Reflective and inquisitive, Conferring With the Moon has an idle, dreamy quality. The CD adds a couple of tracks that didn't make it on to the original vinyl release. ~ Jim Esch