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This piece is part of the Greylists series: communities sharing the music that brings them together.

Guy Blakeslee

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Is getting lost the only way to ever be found? Guy Blakeslee has been getting lost through music for the past 20 years, shapeshifting through the American underground. 

Blakeslee is best known as the upside-down, guitar-wielding frontman of psych-legends The Entrance Band as well as his solo albums released under the ENTRANCE moniker. He also runs ENTRANCE RECORDS.

Blakeslee however uses his own name to release his most experimental and confounding records. This latest transformation sees Blakeslee meeting somewhere between Rimbaud and Roy Orbison, if they were both on acid in a room full of synthesizers. “Strange triangulations occur, boundaries are tested and technology warps the illusion of keeping in touch,” Blakeslee said.

The sound comes to light on his latest release ‘Postcards From The Edge,’ featuring seven tracks full of richly-textured melodies that soar over lushly-produced soundscapes. The album was recorded in New Orleans at the house studio of Preservation Hall Jazz Band with appearances from vocalists Lael Neale, Hale May, Rachel Fannan, and drummer Derek James.

Ahead of the release of his new single ‘insert title here,’ Blakeslee shared some of the music that has been inspiring of late.

1. “The Homeless Wanderer,” Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou

2. “God Only Knows,” The Langley Schools Music Project 

3. “You And Me,” Penny & The Quarters 

4. “Clair de Lune, No. 3,” Claude Debussy 

5. “Blue Vein,” Lael Neale 

6. “Going Through the Veil - Becoming a Swan,” Joanna Brouk 

7. “The Spooky Hallway Vine,” Nico Georis 

8. “Ebb Tide,” Houston & Dorsey 

9. “Gnossienne No. 1,” Erik Satie

10. “Imagining My Man,” Aldous Harding

You can hear Blakeslee’s latest release ‘Postcards From The Edge’ on his Bandcamp.

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