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thecombinatorax Turns (the song, in particular) is precisely the music I wish I could write. It has a melancholic/introspective feel while still having drive behind it. Favorite track: Turns.
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Joe Borreson In the vast plethora of musicians out there, where so many sound the same, what Andy creates is absolutely phenomenal and incredibly unique. Armed with a 12 string steel, and percussion (with the help of William Ryan Fritch on bowed & stand up bass on a few tracks this round) it all adds up to make this an album that truly is beyond words: Wondrous & dreamlike come close though. BUY NOW. Support this amazing label. Subscribe. Do not hesitate, no matter your taste in music.
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    • 180 Gram Audiophile Grade Vinyl
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    • Mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin
    • Master Lacquer cut by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering
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Lanterns 02:50
Plateau Edge 05:53
Turns 03:58


After 2016’s well-received EP, 'I Could See The Smoke', experimental guitarist Andy Cartwright (aka Seabuckthorn) returns with a new full-length album 'Turns', releasing on vinyl, CD and digital with Lost Tribe Sound.  Cartwright immediately caught our attention with his commanding full-length album 'They Haunted Most Thickly' in 2015. With 'Turns', Cartwright further solidifies his anomalous position within the genres solo guitar music, American primitive, and modern classical. 

The vinyl and CD edition arrive in the ever stunning physically and sonically minded fashion that LTS has become known for. 'Turns' takes form with a lush 180 gram audiophile grade vinyl housed in a heavyweight reverse printed jacket (limited to 500). The lacquer process vinyl edition was masterfully cut by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering in NY. Each edition comes with a Bandcamp download coupon. Plus, 'Turns' introduces a new handcrafted panoramic CD design (limited to 150 editions). 

'Turns' is an album wrought with vertical forms, heavily cinematic in design and scope.  It’s an album built from the earth. With eyes closed, one can easily imagine heavy rusted spires rising and collapsing upon themselves, only to be rebuilt from the rubble in the same instant, ever clawing towards the sky, with the rumblings of massive tectonic plates shifting below.  That said, 'Turns' is far more of a cerebral experience than its predecessors. transitioning seamlessly between hypnotic long-form pieces, minimal harp-like ballads and the primal stomping world-builders that have become Seabuckthorn’s calling card. 

Cartwright wields his minimal, yet powerful arsenal in new and intriguing ways throughout 'Turns', comprised of various twelve string guitars, a well worn resonator guitar and heavy waves of lumbering percussion. Plus, for the first time ever, Cartwright invites an outside player, composer and fellow friend of rustic orchestration, William Ryan Fritch to play double bass on three of the songs. In addition, LTS is honored to have worked with visual artist Gregory Euclide (Bon Iver, Lubomyr Melnyk) on the incredible original cover artwork for 'Turns', and sound engineer James Plotkin who handled the mastering.


released April 21, 2017






"Cartwright's material feels born from the earth, a natural and powerfully expressive music resplendent in its embrace of long-standing folk traditions. Undergirded by the primal rumble of percussion-driven rhythms, dense lattice-works of twelve-string guitars spiral like tumbleweeds" - TEXTURA

8/10 STARS "Trembling folkie Seabuckthorn has basically been on an unstoppable roll since absolutely beautiful record in whichever way it pleases" - NORMAN RECORDS

"Turns sees the guitar take centre stage, with intricate acoustic notes trickling as cinematic swathes of strings and orchestral noise shimmer." - IRREGULAR CRATES

"The terrain he navigates is varied but unified by a raw, rootsy urgency, whether it's digging into Americana twang, modulating through elements of Eastern drone or nimbly dancing along classical European phrasings." - EXCLAIM!

"Andy Cartwright abandons himself to cinematic excursions, in harmonies in open chords, where one quickly notices his attraction for the music of Jack Rose among others." - REVUE & CORRIGÉE

"Cinematical textures full of epic visions crossed by a warm, dusty wind." - SO WHAT MUSICA

"Turns" is American primitivism that longed for freedom and escaped from a western corral tied with decayed boards. May more such conscious, courageous creators choose to escape into the unknown. And those who are still hesitating, let them take the example of Seabuckthorn!" - NOWAMUZYKA

"Turns" takes a compositional approach comparable to that of neoclassicism in which the twelve strings replace piano and bow in a game of resonance and long vibrations that combine brilliant dynamics and acoustic atmospheres." - MUSIC WON'T SAVE YOU​ / ROCKERILLA

"Turns is an exciting record that asks for a few keys, but once the door is opened, we settle down there never to leave." - BENZINE MAGAZINE

"Comparing to this quirky music does not make sense at all. Intriguing and splendid." - SUBJECTIVISTEN

"Seabuckthorn allows the layers, textures and repetition within Turns to find a resolution of sorts, their pent-up energy blossoming into something serene. And this makes it a truly beautiful record." - CYCLIC DEFROST

"Seabuckthorn's serves up music that is both dark and rural, with stripped down pieces... that evoke the great depression in the United States or the atmosphere of desolate countryside. An intense disc of remarkable sensitivity." - HOP BLOG

"Cartwright forges a vivid collection of soundscapes shaped from the elements as he makes the most of the sharp metallic resonance of his primary instrument and then enhances it with bowing techniques, the addition of 12-string guitars, and primal percussion...but perhaps what makes 'Turns' most alluring is the way these visceral and dramatic elements are tempered with a pastoral warmth that emerges as a welcome new dimension to the Seabuckthorn wheelhouse" - STATIONARY TRAVELS

"Jamais très loin du folk traditionnel, Seabuckthorn accompagne parfaitement notre mélancolie avec des mélodies simples qui sonnent comme une belle respiration." - Mathieu Gandin, POPNEWS

"The brilliant new release from Seabuckthorn, aka Andy Cartwright, who creates cinematic works with acoustic guitar at the core." - PAUL GOUGH (PIMPOD)

Resonator, Guitars, & Drums by Andy Cartwright
Written, Recorded & Mixed by Andy Cartwright
Double Bass on Songs 1, 3, & 5 by William Ryan Fritch
Mastered for Vinyl, CD & Digital by James Plotkin
Lacquer Cut by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering
Pressed to Audiophile Grade Vinyl at Gotta Groove
Artwork by Gregory Euclide
Layout & Design by Ryan Keane
© Andy Cartwright / Lost Tribe Sound LLC
Published by Settled Scores LLC (ASCAP)


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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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