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Julia Crowe is a unique American artist–a fingerstyle solo electric guitarist whose music conveys a highly evocative and otherworldly quality with a rock edge. Each track is one take, one track, one guitarist, no overdubbing–as one characteristic of Ms. Crowe’s music is her ability to make a single Gibson sound like an entire legion of guitars. Empire of Light is her second release, featuring 10 new original tracks, which range from the sinuous Middle Eastern melody of “Topkapi Blue,” to the spiraling vortex and flight pattern of “Vaux’s Swifts.” “Cattle Rancher’s Haunted Mirror” is a spookhouse rock n’ roll romp whilst “Roses in October” reflects all the sweetness and discovery of unexpected late blooms during her last UK tour. “Moth” has been featured on National Public Radio. The CD’s title track is a musical evocation of time and light, named for Rene Magritte’s Surrealist painting.
Click on the title of each track for its story.