Mad Mackerel Recommends…Richard Youngs

Amplifying Host the new album from Richard Youngs finds him wandering the guitar desert somewhere between Ry Cooder’s Paris, Texas score and Neil Young’s work on Dead Man.

For more than 20 years, Youngs has been at the forefront of progressive minimalism, through solo home recording projects and collaborations with the likes of Simon Wickham-Smith and Makoto Kawabata (of Acid Mothers Temple).  This time, Youngs is joined on Amplifying Host by Damon Krukowski (Galaxie 500, Damon and Naomi), whose subtle, free-form drums sizzle and scatter around Youngs’ lunar dust bowl compositions.

The album will be available in stores on July 19 in North America and July 18 in the UK on vinyl and digital formats.

Check out UK tour dates and the rather absorbing Tessellations from Amplifying Host below.

Download Richard Youngs – Tessellations mp3 (from Amplifying Host)

Live:

9 May, Glasgow – Captain’s Rest w/ Damon and Naomi

11 May, London – Cafe Oto w/ Damon and Naomi

13 May, Penryn, Cornwall – The King’s Arms w/ Damon and Naomi

14 May, Bristol – Cube Cinema w/ Damon and Naomi

21 May, Leeds – Howard Assembly Room w/ Damon and Naomi

25 May Fano, Denmark – Fano Free Folk Festival

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