JACK ROSE

Raag Manifestos

(Eclipse) Used LP $25.00

Rose’s rawest and most experimental album cuts across various acoustic styles, with a jagged and aggressive attack. “Black Pearls from the River” and “Hart Crane’s Old Boyfriends” are dense, serious assaults on the 12-string, with the intensity of the latter enhanced by Ian Nagoski’s roaring electronic backdrop. With subtle tabla accompaniment by Eric Carbonara, “Crossing The Great Waters” is another epic modal journey in the style of Pelt’s “Road To Catawba.” The traditional “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord” finishes off the LP on a calming note. Sealed

JASON BILL / JACK ROSE

Via St. Louis

(Drunken Fish) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

A Charalambide and a Pelt guy stare into the white dot at the center of the sun for this cosmic gunfight at the four-track corral. Tense.