Angel and the Badman (Borges Labirynth album)

by Borges Labyrinth

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Dreamtigers 02:41
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Simplicity 01:09
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The Well 00:19
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The Watcher 02:02
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Parting 02:01
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Raw Frontier 00:10
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A Happy Man 00:08
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The Light 00:03

about

Angel and the Badman, the debut album from Borges Labyrinth, was written and recorded in February 2020. It's an all-instrumental, experimental, avant-garde album at the intersection of Sun Ra, John Wayne, Jorge Louis Borges, early Pink Floyd, and Charles Ives.

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released March 1, 2020

Erik Ritland - concept, drum loops, samples, synths, guitar, piano on "Parting," mandolin on "A Brief Field Recording"
Sun Ra - transmissions
John Wayne - spiritual director
Brent Wallace - bass on "Spaceways Invocation," "Message to Earth," and "Final Transmission."
Taylor Schultz - piano on "Dreamtigers," "The Watcher," and "Simplicity"
Bo Weber - bass sample on "Simplicity"
Cal Heart - dulcimer sample on "A Brief Field Recording"
Mark Brooks - percussion samples on "Simplicity," percussion and slide guitar samples on "Nostalgia for the Present."

Cover photo: mountain man Jim Bridger (distant relative of Erik Ritland, no joke)

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One of the last great American songwriters in the tradition of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, William James, G.K. Chesterton, and Jeff Tweedy.

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