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James Blackshaw (born in London in 1981) is a British guitarist and pianist currently based in Hastings, Sussex. He is highly-regarded for his pieces for solo 12-string guitar, nylon-string classical guitar and piano. Strongly inspired by the 60s Takoma school of guitarists, minimalist composers and European classical music, Blackshaw employs fingerpicking techniques to create drones, overtones and repeating patterns, alongside a strong inclination for melody, to create instrumental music that is both intelligent, hypnotic and emotional.

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  • Avatar for HE20
    Oooh, don´t like the singing on the new album or the upbeat tempo....
  • Avatar for HowMuchBetter
    vvv probably because the last 20 minutes are 2011's Holly EP tacked onto the end of an album that is not nearly as good as 2011's Holly EP :/ :/
  • Avatar for blebbio
    second half is wonderful though
  • Avatar for blebbio
    new one is a bit too corny for me.
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  • Avatar for noense
    Summoning Suns is beautiful. Reminds me of O'Rourke's singer-songwriter "phase".
  • Avatar for Actopus
    Blowjob for a mind.
  • Avatar for aFonderReel
    New record might be among the best things I ever heard.
  • Avatar for moatilliatta12
    Fantômas : Le Faux Magistrat is amazing.
  • Avatar for extrabigmehdi
    Unique style .... I like this. Guitar music that for once speaks to me.

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