Portland Arse (2013)

by C Joynes Et Son Ensemble

  • Sloow Tapes: C Joynes Et Son Ensemble 'Portland Arse'
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Sloow Tapes, 2013
    Peach-coloured CS40 cassette, with double-sided fold-out sleeve with liner notes and artwork
    Edition of 70

    Digital download includes both sides of the released cassette version, plus the original 'too much' rejected mixes, and a third alternate mix by Nick Castell nickcastell.bandcamp.com and his Hiss Hog Porkestra hisshogporkestra.bandcamp.com

    Includes unlimited streaming of Portland Arse (2013) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Sloow Tapes says: "A true man of the world, guitarist C Joynes travelled extensively through Pakistan, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and Eritrea. Not surprisingly his playing is influenced by African music, especially on these recordings with the Ensemble which add a bunch of exotic instruments to his English folkmelodies for maximum alien ritual effect."

Volcanic Tongue says: "Edition of only 70 copies cassette album from English volk guitarist C Joynes: a great ensemble set that matches Joynes’ orbits of the Davy Graham/Nic Jones school with amazing modal ‘world’ re-thinks, using percussive twonks, raga stylings and blats of dissonance to further dislocate his English Primitive vision."

Sloow Tapes, 2013
Cassette CS40
Edition of 70


released November 5, 2013



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C Joynes Cambridge, UK

“An inheritor to Davy Graham; a lone operator prone to unexpected collaborations, with a repertoire that crosses continents and timezones with consummate ease.” THE WIRE

“His epigrammatic re-castings and re-readings of widely-travelled melodies and rhythms from a variety of traditions suggest shared memories that might be intensely universal while seeming strangely out of reach. " DUSTED MAGAZINE
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