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Avant guitar legend Loren Connors (aka Loren MazzaCane Connors) returns with the sequel to 2002's critically acclaimed The Departing of a Dream. The NYC blues guitarist, who has been recording and releasing albums since 1978, extends the theme (which was a loose tribute to Miles Davis' 'He Loved Him Madly') into a fragile and floating eight-part piece of acoustic/electric/ and bass guitar mixed with field recordings and the unsettling ménage of found sounds and ambient hiss. Whereas the first Departing smoldered into a dark meditation with hardly a glimpse of light,Departing II offers notes of hope in the form of lifting melodic airs and distant bird calls. Replicating the sound of Davis' mute trumpet through extended guitar and recording techniques, Loren has created another startling and unique album of despair and awakening that can stand next to previous classics In Pittsburgh or Hell's Kitchen Park.