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Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

Whether you call it urban pastoral or post-rock, the nearly 80 minutes of music contained on David Daniell and Douglas McCombs’ new Versions comprise leisurely instrumentals that begin with electric-guitar riffs that gradually gather steam without developing in a conventional manner. McCombs has played bass with post-rockers Tortoise and contributed to recordings by Brazilian rocker Tom Zé, while Daniell has worked with Christian Fennesz and Rhys Chatham as well as leading his own band, San Agustin. The project was culled from the seven hours of improvisations that formed the basis of their 2010 full-length, Sycamore, and it hews to the post-rock standard, which means it doesn’t rock. But you’ll find textural niceties in such tracks as “Rialto” and “Knoxville, Oct. 22, 2010.” It’s music best appreciated in tranquility, if not repose. Fans of Fennesz’s Black Sea and Miles Davis’ “He Loved Him Madly” will enjoy. Followed by Audacity w/Natural Child.

—EDD HURT

Thu, Nov 15 | 8:00 PM
The Stone Fox
Free
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David Daniell and Douglas McCombs

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