On Transgression!!!, Donald Miller, guitar icon known for destroying worlds in the great Borbetomagus, takes the listener on an unexpected journey through the 12-string acoustic guitar. Utilizing his occult kinetic picking style, Miller reveals undiscovered universes with nothing but a slide and a spell to guide us.
Playing a blues that bristles against structure while transmitting ineffable mastery, Transgression!!! is a modern guitar album like no other. Recorded in his current city, New Orleans, the album is the first to feature Miller playing in a more traditional style than either his group work or prior solo releases. For an artist known for exploring fantastic depths of the deepest abstractions, Transgression!!! is a mystifying journey toward structure that glows with the musician’s signature intent.
Donald Miller "Transgression!!!" LP
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TRACK LIST + CREDITS
SIDE A: The Man In The Well - A Little Anatomy of the Physical Unconsciousnesses (for Davey Williams) - Leonora in the Morning
SIDE B: There's A Dance In The Old Dame Yet (for our beloved Squeaky Frome) - A Pseudoragasque Pavanne (for Jack Rose) - For I Am A Cat Of The Devil I Am (or Variations upon "A Spoonful Blues" by Charlie Patton)
Recorded and mixed at Christopher Robert's home studio over three sessions, amongst our other musical endeavors, betwixt Spring and Summer of 2017, a dozen blocks from my house in New Orleans.
My gratitude is immense to Chris and Ali And Viv, who were there, Rob Cambre for being Rob Cambre, Emmalee Sutton, who I had just learned totally knew the Dance as I made this thing, and Cree for everyfuckingthing we endure.
And inspiration, if post factum, is acknowledged here to George Harriman, Don Marquis, Leonora Carrington, Austin Spare, Georges Bataille, Hans Bellmer, Unica Zurn and D'Gary.
Donald Miller: 12-string Guild guitar solo