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by The Nels Cline Singers

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    Beautifully designed Digipak with hi-fidelity sound

    Includes unlimited streaming of Instrumentals via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Harbor Child 06:11
Lowered Boom 06:47
Lucia 12:38
Slipped Away 07:52


Very quietly – or not so quietly, Nels Cline has become the crown prince of avant-garde guitar. His constant gigging, recording and undying spirit have made him the leader of a genre that, by its very nature, is doomed to ride the outskirts of the music biz. Their loss. On Instrumentals, Cline roams freely in the guitar, bass and drums format that allows him to fully do his thing: freaky looping, dissonant shard of notes, speed metal rave-ups, and a killer bluesy excursion on the tune “Lowered Boom.” Hell, with a list like that, you’re probably asking yourself, “What’s not to like?” My sentiments exactly.

-Darrin Fox, Guitar Player Magazine, May, 2002


released February 18, 2022

Devin Hoff - contrabass
Scott Amendola - drumset, percussion, loops, live effects/processing
Nels Cline - electric 6, 12, & baritone guitars


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CryptoGramophone Los Angeles, California

Celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2022, Cryptogramophone presents artists like Nels Cline, Bennie Maupin, Alex Cline, Jenny Scheinman, Todd Sickafoose, Myra Melford, Jeff Gauthier, Zeena Parkins, Mark Dresser, and other musicians who explore the far reaches of artistic vision and instrumental technique. ... more

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