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Tom Carter/Pat Murano—Four Infernal Rivers (MIE)

You don’t come to the brink of death without thinking about it a bit afterwards. Guitarist Tom Carter (Charalambides, Sarin Smoke, Eleven Twenty-Nine, Badgerlore, etc) had more than a brush in 2012, when a case of pneumonia took such a nasty turn that he spent nearly six weeks in a coma in a German ICU. The biographical details of synthesist Pat Murano’s (No-Neck Blues Band, K’ Salvatore) are less known, so one can only speculate whether his accompaniment across this double LP’s four long tracks expresses empathy or shared experience, but this cannot be questioned; he is with Carter every step of the way, no matter how low the trip goes.

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