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  • Summary: This the first solo studio release to feature the guitarist on an electric guitar.
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  1. The Wire
    Aug 9, 2017
    80
    Deftly slice through seemingly disparate arenas--the fertile intersection of past and present, acknowledging both without succumbing to the whims of either. [Aug 2017, p.56]
  2. Jul 13, 2017
    80
    On this LP, Orcutt spells out what he does, and exercises sufficient restraint while doing so that he’ll reach people put off by the treble overload of his live performances or the ultra-raw presentation of records like Gerty or A New Way to Pay Old Debts.
  3. Jul 10, 2017
    80
    Bill Orcutt is a mid-career eponymous release. This is a familiar signifier of artistic reinvention.
  4. Uncut
    Jul 20, 2017
    80
    He pulls a few originals out of the bag. But it is the sideways eviscerations of "Ol' Man River" and "Over The Rainbow" that resonate the longest. [Sep 2017, p.35]
  5. Jul 10, 2017
    76
    There's something more deliberately approachable about the melodies he uses here. He meditates in the spaces in between phrasings, allowing the more volatile segments to linger like light trails in your vision.
  6. Jul 10, 2017
    75
    Bill Orcutt remains a record for the adventurous, sure, but it's his furthest cry from Harry Pussy yet. It's delicate, varied, and yeah, mature.
  7. Jul 10, 2017
    70
    As his first solo electric foray in the studio, Bill Orcutt offers a fine, surprisingly accessible entry point into this most idiosyncratic of guitarists.