Just a man and his guitar, teasing out some unmappable chords

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Doug Tielli - 'Keresley'

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Doug Tielli – ‘Keresley’

The story behind the gestation of Doug Tielli’s second solo album seems to will the listener to pull a puzzled face. The Toronto-based folkie missed a flight home and spent two months at his record label’s gaff in Keresley, a picturesque village near Coventry. How to square that unruffled Englishness with the rangy, zig-zagging sprawls of jazz improv and atomised blues that resulted from his mishap? Largely just a man and his guitar, albeit teasing out some unmappable chords, ‘Keresley’ saves its trippiest (‘Lovelovelove’) and most tender (‘A Dream That I Am’) moments until the end.

Noel Gardner

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Record label:Tin Angel
Release date:30 Sep, 2013