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Combining an elemental Appalachian spirit with a modern compositional approach, VDSQ Solo Acoustic Volume 12 serves as the vinyl debut for Sarah Louise, whose deeply ornate and engaging playing adds rich new colors to the palate of contemporary guitar. File under American primitive Appalachian drone experimental...Growing out of the deep discography of Vin Du Select Qualitite Records blooms Asheville guitarist, Sarah Louise’s sophomore releases entitled, VDSQ Acoustic Series Volume 12. As an “instrumental based label run by Steve Lowenthal with a focus on guitar based music,” Sarah Louise 12-strings her way into complete listener bliss, gliding notes within and throughout hollow wood from metal-strung plucks so delicate it’s as if the sounds were clouds. In its entirety, VDSQ Acoustic Series Volume 12 weaves pathways toward the mysteries and secrets that are only discovered within one’s mind, opening buds on nodes that flourish with height and delight. Allowing listeners to find the calm in such furiously beautiful skill, Sarah Louise’s talent defines modern guitar master-work, and is now in the Usual Suspects line up as a label mate with Tashi Dorji, Dan Melchior, Alan Licht, Glenn Jones, Bill Orcutt, Sir Richard Bishop, Thurston Moore, Mark McGuire, and many more!" TinyMixtapes
"As crisply modern as it is timeless."
--Alli Marshall, Mountain Xpress
"Her music is definitely colored by the land and the nature that surrounds her...I imagine a creek that tumbles down the hills, glistening in the sun. That's what her guitar playing sounds like. That's probably why she named it Field Guide."
--Dying for Bad Music
"Radiant and breezy and conjures the smell of an earth warmed by the sun, the small intricacies hidden within the flow mimicking the morphological complexity of the seeds themselves."
--Wake the Deaf