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Mike & Cara Gangloff: Gunn-Gangloff "Melodies for a Savage Fix" CD

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Mike & Cara Gangloff: Gunn-Gangloff "Melodies for a Savage Fix" LP

While the ‘Primitive’ tag can be misleading, the term accurately captures the movement’s embrace of urgent exploration. Melodies for a Savage Fix – a collaboration of New York six-string extraordinaire Steve Gunn and Virginia musical savant Mike Gangloff of Pelt and The Black Twig Pickers – unfurls grimly. Any twists and turns through the moonlit, blurred landscape are unexpected, and yet entirely natural. As the title suggests, Melodies for a Savage Fix holds a dark catharsis, but only for those seeking. While these two have released several exceptional records separately this year, Melodies for a Savage Fix is the most exciting and challenging of the bunch.

-- Peter Lillis, Frontier Psychiatrist