TOM CARTER - glyph CD, Digitalis




“Since the early ’90s, Tom Carter has played as one-half of the essential Charalambides. During that time, Carter also released a handful of solo albums on his own Wholly Other imprint as well as a recent reissue on the seminal Kranky Records. Glyph was originally issued as a limited-edition CD-R on the aforementioned Wholly Other. It is long-since out-of-print. This reissue of these remastered tracks breathes new life into the pieces. What is most striking is the warmth that pervades this entire album. With one piece for steel string acoustic guitar, another for lap steel, and the final (and shortest) on nylon string acoustic, there is diversity amongst the cogent thread that holds it all together. Carter’s improvisations speak volumes without saying a word, and Glyph is one of his finest achievements to date. It is an ode to the last year of his life in Austin, Texas and all that it contained.”