The Middle Sister, released by Leaving Records, is an instrumental album by Guy Blakeslee, guitarist from Entrance. Side A is all acoustic, improvised guitar music. Someone said it “sounds like John Fahey and Sandy Bull with celestial nuance.” Side B is all electric. Its more-experimental – think Can, Terry Riley, “Noise Rock.”
The Middle Sister is new territory for a Blakeslee recording album: 100% instrumental movements for acoustic and electric guitar recorded to & from magnetic tape. 19min Side A envelops two migrations of acoustic guitar within particles of acoustic piano ambiance and tibetan singling bowl texture. 20min Side B continues upon the melodic motif beginning within an electric domain of resonant drone. As the movements mature, the listener is carried into a climax of krautrock trance, dissolving into a liberating resolution of experimental harmonics and noise. The Middle Sister represents a master craftsman for a generation seeking hope, finding truth.