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from Dosh’s 5th LP, “Tommy,” now available via anticon. Video directed by Shal Ngo.

Ryan Francesconi’s new solo guitar recording entitled “Parables”
ライアン・フランチェスコーニ 『パラブルズ〜たとえばなし』
(Available on April 1st, 2010 via Sweet Dreams, e mail:, also available at Joanna Newsome Tour )

Ryan Francesconi is a composer, conductor, guitarist, Balkan musician, and cyclist living in Portland, Oregon. His playing can be heard on recordings by Joanna Newsom, RF, RF & Lili De La Mora, The Toids, Trio Mopmu, Sleeping At Last, Dosh and others. He’s the author of the experimental sound software, Spongefork, and one of the main proponents of Bulgarian folk music in the United States. Recent highlights include arranging Joanna Newsom’s 2010 release “Have One On Me“, conducting the Chicago Symphony, composing for the Sony Pictures feature “Open Season 3.”

LISTEN :: ‘Parables,’ title track of the album and more at MySpace

Inner cards for “Parables,” photo by Jeni Yang.
Recorded in December 2009 at the Quarry House in Trinidad, california.

Photo by Cameron Wittig

Dark Dark dark – Bright Bright Bright

‘Bright Bright Bright ‘ is the title track for hailing from Minneapolis/New York/New Orleans chamber-folk sextet DARK DARK DARK‘s latest 6 song EP, following up to their 2008 debut full-length “The Snow Magic.” The EP is out now on Supply and Demand Music, produced and mixed on analog equipment by Tom Herbers (WHY?, Low, Retribution Gospel Choir, The Jayhawks, Fog), recorded at Sacred Heart Studios in a former church overlooking Lake Superior.  They are currently recording new material for the next album (due Fall of 2010) at the historic Music Box Theatre in Minneapolis with Tom Herbers again.

Dark Dark Dark – Junk Bones (Odd Nosdam Remix)
Taken from previous Dark Dark Dark Remix 7″ (Dosh + Odd Nosdam Remixes)

Video for “Colors” (Tom Inhaler Remix) from the Dark Dark Dark remix EP
Directed by D.R. Kelley,
Director of photography: Zak Mulligan   Produced by Matt Medlin

LISTEN :: Dark Dark Dark @Daytrotter session, Sep 29, 2009

“Tommy” is the 5th Martin Dosh’s full-length. Features guest vocals from longtime musical co-worker Andrew Bird, and lots of contributors, including Mike Lewis, Ryan Francesconi ( Joanna Newsom’s Ys Street Band) and Jeremy Ylvisaker.
(Release: April 13, 2010 from Anticon)

Dosh – Substractions (via MFR)