J. H. Guraj is an Italian-Albanian guitarist known also for his work with BeMyDelay (Boring Machines). Underrated Glances At The Edge Of Town is the new solo album that will be out on october 8th via Maple Death Records. “I Don’t Belong Here” is the first excerpt. Listen below.
Dominique’s work over the last ten years as a visual artist and electro-acoustic musician working in the field of musique concrète with analog devices and tape recorders has certainly informed his approach, however with this release he’s back to his primary love, creating space and dimension just through the use of his fingerpicking guitar-delia and a larger than life cinematic attitude.
J.H. Guraj is a different sort of character, a kid that found a home between his father’s blues & rock’n’roll record collection at an early age and learned the importance of “always leaving an open void” directly from the greats like Hamza El-Din, T-Bone Burnett, Dirty Three, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Skip James and Cheo Hurtado. Now 30 years later he is sitting on the bus, after his late night shift in the heart of the city, as part of his daily commute to the outskirts, where the wilderness takes over.
Underrated Glances At The Edge Of Town wanders down the path created by Takoma &Vanguard guitar legends with a renewed perspective, a fire in the belly sweat drenched soul, not afraid to soak in cultures from far away in order to build a new sense of home and belonging. This is highly improvised music that takes risks, breathes, lives and dies like any human navigating this complex mysterious world we live in.