Northern Spy Records
Guitarist Chris Forsyth’s hypnotic compositions assimilate art rock texture with folk, blues, and experimental influences. Long active in the improv/experimental underground, he’s released a series of acclaimed records over the past few years, including his 2011 LP Paranoid Cat on Family Vineyard and Early Astral, a 2012 duo LP with Mountains’ Koen Holtkamp on Blackest Rainbow, that have earned favorable comparisons to Sandy Bull’s raga-fied Chuck Berry-isms and the majestic guitar tapestries of Television and Popol Vuh. His 2012 Kenzo Deluxe LP/CD on Northern Spy has been described as “resonant [and] incisive… a cosmic abstraction of the American guitar tradition, reducing blues, rock, folk and improvisation into their spare, hypnotic base elements.”(Philadelphis City Paper). Forsyth has toured throughout Europe and the US, sharing stages with such like-minded artists as Steve Gunn, Bill Orcutt, Rhys Chatham, and Träd Gräs och Stenar, and, from 2002 to 2011, as a member of Peeesseye. He has also collaborated with artists including Meg Baird, Tetuzi Akiyama, Mike Pride, Nate Wooley, Shawn Edward Hansen, and choreographers Miguel Gutierrez and RoseAnne Spradlin. Currently in the works are a follow up to Kenzo Deluxe for Northern Spy, a split cassette for the Preservation label with Loren Connors, and a collaboration with choreographer Meg Foley. Forsyth was awarded a 2011 Pew Fellowship int he Arts and resides in the City of Philadelphia, USA.
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