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Poll Question: Which album has the best guitar work by David Torn - and why
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    Posted: April 28 2007 at 14:56
David Torn is important guitarist, with a distinct 'signature' sound, which he puts to great use on his own albums, albums of bands which he has been a member, and often contributing  special sonic landscapes when he has produced other peoples albums (I believe he was house producer for indie label Alchemy Records in the 90's).  There was a time whilst signed to the Anglo-German label CMP, he was a very sick man, suffering from a brain tumor but thankfully  he passed through that tribulation. Personally I go for Cloud About Mercury - a concept resurrected by Bill Bruford and Tony Levin over a decade later as BLUE alas without Mark Isham

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2007 at 07:55
I wasn't really aware of him until recently. I have the BLUE album which is excellent. The only other one I have is Prezens which I'm listening to as I write. There are indeed some interesting "sonic landscapes" here and sounds like something I will have to listen to a lot more.
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I guess I 'll go cloud because it was the first album I listen by him. not because I knew who he was, but because of the Crimson members. it is a awesome album I still love the album after many years later Highly recommended to kc fans and fusion fans.David torrn landscape sounds sunk in and takes to place that you never been beforeHug .
I also love his with jarbarek which is a shame that I believe it was the only one.
Bruford Levin Upper Extremities projects too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2007 at 10:25
i love Cloud About Mercury too (that seems to be the almost unanimous choice) but no one here has heard his work on the Lonely Universe s/t album on CMP?  think it was released in the late 80s or early 90s.............thats was one brilliant fusion album, dark, edgy and trippy!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2007 at 11:01
Originally posted by superprog

i love Cloud About Mercury too (that seems to be the almost unanimous choice) but no one here has heard his work on the Lonely Universe s/t album on CMP?  think it was released in the late 80s or early 90s.............thats was one brilliant fusion album, dark, edgy and trippy!!!
 I'll check it out!!!
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check out the above interview / feature on them.............enjoy!!!
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