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editions vaché Vaché s Stephen Spera doesn't listen to many guitarists- but there it is- calling Cartwright a guitarist is like calling Nicola Tesla a bird feeder. Another deep, gorgeous outing here....am/tm Favorite track: The Observatory.
Aaron Ross Hansen
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Aaron Ross Hansen This record expresses the tireless work of introspection. And you can feel the calluses. Favorite track: Cleanse.
Otis Nugatory
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Otis Nugatory "Clearly a cloud had passed before the sun. Still for a moment I had been utterly transfixed by this tiny event." - from Seth's "Clyde Fans," which I read while 1st listening to this stunning album. A perfect pairing.
Jeremy / HI54LOFI
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Jeremy / HI54LOFI Perfect soundtrack for your next cinematic day dream. Favorite track: It Can Ashen.
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TheSlowMusicMovement It's amazing what sounds one man & a strange guitar can make. Check out Seabuckthorn as he weaves his bowed resonator guitar into a subtle electro acoustic frame & evolves an experimental orchestral soundtrack to earth's primordial soup for Eilean Rec.
Lost Tribe Sound
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Lost Tribe Sound Seabuckthorn's new long player "Crossing" strips away his usually dense primitive guitar based sound, and leaves us with the pure sonic hymns found at the core of his music. Absolutely essential! Favorite track: It Can Ashen.
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    Outside : Glossy Paper / Inside : Thick Paper Card & Glossy Paper / Digisleeve : White Paperboard / Sealed (like old book) & Hand Numbered / cdr
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Crossing I 02:19
Premonition 05:34
It Can Ashen 04:49
Crossing II 02:26
Cleanse 05:09
Crossing III 03:04
Crossed 04:28




"Cartwright's sliding chords feel glacial and immense in a way that is not human. It is both weirdly meditative and eerily hallucinatory and it resembles nothing else that I have ever heard."
- Brainwashed

"Leaves his listener to quasi-Tarkovskian mental and cinematic images."
- dMute

"Its a music that is off the main roads of established musical genres, but it is a powerful music with its own spark and form. This might well be some of the best music you have never heard"
- Fatea Magazine

"At once drone, ambient or blues, the music defies genres and clichés to forge its own fascinating and changing trajectory. Cartwright develops a perfect mastery of space in these productions both dreamy and visceral. Quite simply, one of the albums of the year."
- Dive Into Sun

"It is at once hauntingly primitive and vividly cinematic with a visceral, elemental feel (...) This is the work of an artist who has truly found a unique instrumental voice"
- Stationary Travels

"Layers of bowed resonator guitar recede into the depths of glacial sound one moment, and slam down a sublime snowstorm of ambient noise the next."
- NPR Music


released June 6, 2019


Date : 06.06.19
Map Point : eilean 93
Color : blue
Season : summer
Duration : 53.58 mn
Edition : limited to 200 copies


Andy Cartwright : Bowed Resonator Guitar on all songs, with the occasional Banjo, Clarinet, Bass Synth & Percussion.

Released by Eilean Rec.

Artwork by Johannes Wobus
Mastered by Matthew Collings
Inside photography by Mathias Van Eecloo
Design by Rémi Verdier


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'Seabuckthorn' is the solo work of Andy Cartwright.
Exploring various approaches on guitars, with fingerpicking, bowing and slides, often with layered accompaniments

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