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Sidetracked - A Soundtrack For An Imaginary Motion Picture

by Darrin Kobetich

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    After over a decade of solo performance, Darrin Kobetich has fully integrated all of the aspects of his musical persona -- metalhead, acoustic performer on an ever-widening array of instruments, devotee of folkloric forms, possessor of an experimental mindset -- into a single, seamless entity. Overdubbing all the instruments -- stringed, wind, and percussion -- in his home studio, he's produced what he describes as a "soundtrack for an imaginary motion picture." The music on Sidetracked winds its way through several sustained shifts of mood.
    - Ken Shimamoto, Stash Dauber

    Mastered by Britt Robisheaux
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Yucca Tapes, Far West - The Session at St. Agnes, Going Planetary, Free, An Exercise In Revelry, Sidetracked - A Soundtrack For An Imaginary Motion Picture, The Longest Winter, Songs For A Muse Meant, and 2 more. , and , .

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Creeper 04:25
Winging It 03:04


The album opens with "The Order Within Chaos," eight minutes of ambient atmospherics that steadily build in intensity, then gradually recede, giving way to the Fahey-esque freak-folk of "When the Rain Finally Came" and "Banjer in the Bayou." "Giant Behemoth" opens acoustically before shrieks of feedback announce the coming of a doom-metal riff reminiscent of Sleep. "Winging It" sounds like a Physical Graffiti outtake awaiting vocals, while "Counter Culture Tribal Dance Theme" is a potential hit in Near Eastern dance clubs (which I'm assuming exist). The concluding sequence, beginning with "The Gift That Came Here," displays a lovely lyricism that's new to Darrin. Not only is Sidetracked his most accomplished work to date; it's also his most accessible.
- Ken Shimamoto


released December 6, 2013


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Darrin Kobetich Fort Worth, Texas

Began playing guitar at age 12. Early influences are Dad, Chuck Berry, Ventures, Hendrix Jimmy Page, Sabbath, Rush, Judas Priest, Uli Roth, Michael Schenker. Member of thrash metal band Hammer Witch 1989-94, Amillion Pounds 1994-2004. Mostly acoustic by the end of the metal years with Kottke, Fahey and Hedges as primary influences, incorporating mid eastern influences and bluegrass/old time. ... more

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