FiRES WERE SHOT - “Yemen”
Reverently expanding the rules of tradition, experimental acoustic guitar duo FiRES WERE SHOT engineer a spectrum of tonal odysseys while elaborating American folk roots on their latest EP Fallen out November 1, 2019. For over two decades, Clay Walton and John Wilkins have embraced abstract methods to compose transformative six-string instrumental duets that range from Appalachian ragas to textural collages. Fusing classic fingerpicking with modern effects and unorthodox techniques, Walton & Wilkins breach the expectations and limits of guitar playing to spring forth new pan-genre horizons on Fallen.
On the first single “Yemen,” FiRES WERE SHOT skillfully orchestrates everything from ominous drones to atmospheric percussion using devices like slides, bows and screwdrivers to delicately perform transcendental desert blues.