Dennis Taylor - Dayspring LP
Label: Morning Trip
Released in 1983 on a miniscule run of 300-self-financed LP's, Dennis Taylor's Dayspring remains a lost masterwork of transcendental instrumental guitar.
An important missing link between the 60's folkloric experimentalism of John Fahey and Robbie Basho, and the new age atmospherics mined by William Ackerman and Michael Hedges in the early 80's.
Though Taylor's guitar playing remains crisply unadorned on these 10 tracks, his technique and his compositions stretch beyond the folk roots of the genre. He crafts a soundworld that is both immersive and familiar. His pastoralism has a spaciousness – a pianistic drift – that feels truly timeless.