Split Electric (2016)

by C Joynes / Nick Jonah Davis

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    180g vinyl LP packaged in a heavyweight cardboard sleeve with artwork by Richard Dawson. Edition of 300.

    Thread Recordings THR002 2016
    LP/DL, 300 copies

    Includes unlimited streaming of Split Electric (2016) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Track List:

1. The Running Board*
2. Poa Kichizi**
3. Bold William Taylor*
4. William Sathya**
5. Endomorph Vs. Ectomorph*
6. Sigil Eyes**

7. St Cloudy Apple Spring*
8. Corksniffers' Delight**
9. Salmontails Spring*
10. The Whittlesey Straw Bear Tune / Molly Gang*
11. Scaraboo**
12. Joynes, NC*


Sleeve art by Richard Dawson
Mastered at Pete Fletcher Mastering, Outer Hebrides

Thread Recordings says:

"On 'Split Electric' C Joynes and Nick Jonah Davis, both firmly established as acoustic guitarists, each undertake a series of solitary electric guitar explorations. The result is an album of recordings suffused with amp hum and circuit noise, the hollow chime of microphonic pickups, and the unsteady rumbling of plate reverb.

"Recorded in a near-derelict dental surgery in East London and a cellar in Nottingham, partially channelled via a spring reverb unit outside of Cambridge, and then mastered in the Outer Hebrides, 'Split Electric' is a wilfully crooked record.

"Born of the stylistic contrasts and complements between the two newly electrified players, 'Split Electric' blends the brittle ringing tones of electric folk with overdriven garage blues throw-downs and lumbering muddy-booted psychedelia."


"'Split Electric' finds C Joynes and Nick Jonah Davis alternating tracks and experimenting with the current fad among their avant-folk ilk; electric guitars. The results are infallibly virtuosic, often compelling, with Joynes (Cambridge, rowdier) just outflanking Davis (Nottingham, crystalline)" John Mulvey UNCUT Magazine


released January 31, 2016



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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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