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Ezra Feinberg - "Pentimento & Others" (Cassette)

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For our 20th release, StimProg is honored to release the cassette version and distribute the vinyl of Ezra Feinberg's first solo outing. Pentimento & Others is a lovely and meditative guitar centered album of instrumentals. And it features Diego Gonzalez from our last release, Gonzalez & Reinhardt! 

His press release puts it best:

"After years of touring and several lauded releases on Dead Oceans and Important Records, Ezra Feinberg, formerly of Citay folded the band in early 2012, relocated from San Francisco to Brooklyn, and stepped away from music. Pentimento is a term from art history meaning “the visible trace of an earlier painting beneath layers of paint on a canvas.” This notion, of what is lost, what falls away, and what reemerges as visible from below the surface, pervades the redemptive tone of the record.

 

Through these seven tracks expansive landscapes unfold through cosmic layers of electric and acoustic guitars, pianos and synthesizers, all informed by ambient and new age hypnotics, 1970s west coast psych, and the phase repetition of early New York minimalism, rounded out by a nod to West African acoustics. Feinberg and longtime producer and collaborator Tim Green (Joanna Newsom, Comets on Fire, Wand) have crafted long form pieces that take their time, seeking the pleasures and sorrows of the journey as well as the destination. Feinberg also recruited Pete Grant, the legendary pedal steel player heard on records by The Grateful Dead, Guy Clark, and Tim Hardin to contribute soaring and plaintive textures to the album’s closer, “Experience Near.” Inspired as much by Feinberg’s current work as a psychoanalyst as by his varied musical influences, this is music for long after the party, for the spaces in-between melancholy and epiphany, for when the news of the day has been turned off and there may be a moment of contemplation, a drift into the galaxies of the mind. Pentimento and Others is a guitar record for the interior cosmos, a balm for troubled times, and, perhaps, a beam of light for what might emerge if we allow the spirit beneath the surface to rise up."

150 copies inside blue shells with a beautiful 4 panel J-Card. 

And check out these awesome reviews!

“Ezra Feinberg’s Pentimento and Others is an album that demands you shut your eyes and submit to the drift.” Aquarium Drunkard

“…a spirited and motley mix that pulls from the influences of ‘70s minimalist classical, ambient and West African guitar music.” Paste

“Its seven gentle instrumental songs build gently but quickly overwhelm, with bright acoustic guitars lapping over hypnotic synths, an upbeat flute drifting into bright piano keys.” Noisey

“…evolves past Citay’s attention to ambience and into a hypnotizing acoustic-driven soundscape.” Stereogum

Ezra Feinberg - acoustic and electric guitars, bass, synth, fender rhodes, piano, percussion. 

Tim Green - space guitar on "God Sized Hole." 

Robbie Lee - Flute on "Kernel and Shell." 

Justin Padro - percussion on "Kernel and Shell" and drums on "The Sensory Floor." 

Diego Gonzalez - bass on "True Refuge" and Experience Near." 

Pete Grant - pedal steel on "Experience Near."

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For our 20th release, StimProg is honored to release the cassette version and distribute the vinyl of Ezra Feinberg's first solo outing. Pentimento & Others is a lovely and meditative guitar centered album of instrumentals. And it features Diego Gonzalez from our last release, Gonzalez & Reinhardt! 

His press release puts it best:

"After years of touring and several lauded releases on Dead Oceans and Important Records, Ezra Feinberg, formerly of Citay folded the band in early 2012, relocated from San Francisco to Brooklyn, and stepped away from music. Pentimento is a term from art history meaning “the visible trace of an earlier painting beneath layers of paint on a canvas.” This notion, of what is lost, what falls away, and what reemerges as visible from below the surface, pervades the redemptive tone of the record.

 

Through these seven tracks expansive landscapes unfold through cosmic layers of electric and acoustic guitars, pianos and synthesizers, all informed by ambient and new age hypnotics, 1970s west coast psych, and the phase repetition of early New York minimalism, rounded out by a nod to West African acoustics. Feinberg and longtime producer and collaborator Tim Green (Joanna Newsom, Comets on Fire, Wand) have crafted long form pieces that take their time, seeking the pleasures and sorrows of the journey as well as the destination. Feinberg also recruited Pete Grant, the legendary pedal steel player heard on records by The Grateful Dead, Guy Clark, and Tim Hardin to contribute soaring and plaintive textures to the album’s closer, “Experience Near.” Inspired as much by Feinberg’s current work as a psychoanalyst as by his varied musical influences, this is music for long after the party, for the spaces in-between melancholy and epiphany, for when the news of the day has been turned off and there may be a moment of contemplation, a drift into the galaxies of the mind. Pentimento and Others is a guitar record for the interior cosmos, a balm for troubled times, and, perhaps, a beam of light for what might emerge if we allow the spirit beneath the surface to rise up."

150 copies inside blue shells with a beautiful 4 panel J-Card. 

And check out these awesome reviews!

“Ezra Feinberg’s Pentimento and Others is an album that demands you shut your eyes and submit to the drift.” Aquarium Drunkard

“…a spirited and motley mix that pulls from the influences of ‘70s minimalist classical, ambient and West African guitar music.” Paste

“Its seven gentle instrumental songs build gently but quickly overwhelm, with bright acoustic guitars lapping over hypnotic synths, an upbeat flute drifting into bright piano keys.” Noisey

“…evolves past Citay’s attention to ambience and into a hypnotizing acoustic-driven soundscape.” Stereogum

Ezra Feinberg - acoustic and electric guitars, bass, synth, fender rhodes, piano, percussion. 

Tim Green - space guitar on "God Sized Hole." 

Robbie Lee - Flute on "Kernel and Shell." 

Justin Padro - percussion on "Kernel and Shell" and drums on "The Sensory Floor." 

Diego Gonzalez - bass on "True Refuge" and Experience Near." 

Pete Grant - pedal steel on "Experience Near."