Mark McGuire announces new album Ideas of Beginnings, shares video for “Beginning of Winter” (at the least offensive possible time, meteorologically)
Hello. I’m a conservative, white, heterosexual male, and I routinely choose to indulge in the privilege of speaking my mind. Among my myriad other interests and responsibilities, I occasionally write and submit music news posts to an online music magazine called Tiny Mix Tapes (Sometimes I enjoy this work; sometimes I don’t: it is what it is). And today, those interests and responsibilities have dictated that I bring to your “conscious attention” two compelling (if not indispensable) pieces of interrelated music news.
The first is the fact that someone who indisputably enjoys his work — specifically, the American drone musician, guitar player and former-Emerald Mr. Mark McGuire — is endeavoring to, well, return to your “conscious attention”, with the announcement his first album since 2015’s well-regarded album Beyond Belief.
The new effort, which recurring fans of Mr. McGuire’s will no doubt be pleased learn continues to explore his gently psychedelic, droning ambient style — albeit with a somewhat more “stripped-back approach” which forgoes “the expansive sound he has explored on other recent solo outings in favor of the simple arrangements allowed by his guitar and trusted looping pedal” — is thoughtfully entitled Ideas Of Beginnings, and it’s scheduled to be released…