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After a pair of extraordinary but esoteric albums with a Tibetan nun and a Norwegian Hardanger fiddle player, respectively, Steve Tibbetts returns to the form of albums like Exploded View. Tibbetts is a shaman with a guitar, although he would cringe at the designation. But what else to make of a musician whose music seems to rip across the fabric of reality, opening up into a sometimes beautiful but often tumultuous world? A student of Tibetan Buddhism, Tibbetts dispels the idea of serene meditation with a sound that rivals the spirit-awakening call of Tibetan trumpets. It's a whiplash mix of throbbing percussion, clangorous samples, plaintive acoustic guitar, and roiling electric fury. Gentle Balinese and finger-picked acoustic guitar segments waft like the scent of jasmine, only to be consumed by thundering drums and electric guitar that ascend from the abyss, spitting hellfire. Like a morphing mandala, A Man About a Horse reveals different aspects and richer details through each listening. --John Diliberto

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  • Audio CD (August 6, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B000066IDQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #224,841 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Brian Arnold on August 7, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Where we last left off with Steve Tibbetts, we heard his work moving in several directions, ranging from the wonderful acoustic folk of Suzi Katz's 1994 "Three Day Rain", to the heavy electric and percussive doses of his previous 1994 release "The Fall of Us All", and the more recent eclectic collaborations with Tibetan nun Choying Drolma "Cho", and...Norwegian fiddler Knut Hamre "A". Where does this new release fit in?
A Man About A Horse needs to be listened to, and isn't served justice with words or comparisons.
But I'll try, in the hope that maybe others will give it a listen....
"A Man About a Horse" is a natural progression of "The Fall of Us All", benefitted by the more natural, earthy, primal sounds of "Cho." The pieces are well-conceived yet very organic, not all all "song-like" and often atonal, shifting in mood and tone. Four basic instruments, guitar (Steve's searing electric and acoustic), percussion (batteries provided by Marc Anderson, Marcus Wise, and Tibbetts Too), and bass (Jim Anton). It's much more ethereal, but not any less Big and Heavy where it needs to be than "The Fall". At first, the music is disorienting, and oscillates between soothing and irritating ("bone-crunching" comes to mind, but to say this might be not "couth", as Steve broke a hand before making this recording...), but as with all Steve Tibbetts music, the heady combination becomes more compelling after each repeated listen. The music isn't getting any deeper, you are drawn deeper into it. On this recording, Steve is going Somewhere through the music, and it seems as if he gets There. May we enjoy similar journeys in life. Highly contemplative, and utterly gorgeous.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Travis Wade Evans on August 6, 2002
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Steve Tibbetts, a fabulous Minnesotan guitarist and mastermind of sound, has produced beautiful and highly robust music during the course of his career dating back to 1977. His albums, ranging from his self entitled "Steve Tibbetts" to the "The Fall of Us All", have been so interesting and so well focused that the audience keeps coming back to listen again, pleasantly surprised to hear something different each time. His successful projects include "CHO", a beautiful collage of acoustic guitar and the spiritual voices of Choying Drolma and the Nagi Nunnery Foundation, followed by a US and European tour. Each album exposes the listener to elements of American music and elements of music from foreign lands ranging from Indonesia to Africa while successfully reminding the audience that successful music comes not only from the heart and soul but also through personal experiences gained from traveling to places far from your hometown. Steve's guitar and musical influences definitely include Jimi Hendrix, David Torn, John Fahey, Zakir Hussain, Sultan Kahn, and Robert Fripp.
Steve's latest release "A Man About A Horse" reiterates the points made above with even more punch and as with his earlier releases it is definitely deserving of a Grammy nomination. Like most of his ECM albums, this one features both acoustic and electric guitar. "A Man About A Horse" is impulsive, uplifting, meditative, and spiritual. It rocks, it soothes, and it radiates. Steve Tibbetts is an incredible musician and dedicated fans and newcomers to his music will definitely not be disappointed with this cd. "A Man About A Horse" will likely attract audiences of various ethnic backgrounds and attract listeners of pop, folk, rock, jazz, new age and world music.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Karl W. Nehring on August 9, 2009
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I've been fooling with audio equipment and auditioning recordings for so long that not much gets me excited any more. I don't really care who might have a new preamplifier on the market, nor am I apt to run out and buy any new recording of the Mahler Symphony No. 2 that happens to show up in the stores. Yes, I am getting kind of old, kind of tired, kind of jaded -- but when a new CD from Steve Tibbetts unexpectedly showed up in my mailbox, I literally shouted for joy, pumped my fists in the air, and ran up the driveway so that I could get it into my CD player just as quickly as possible. Whew! After eight years, a new Steve Tibbetts CD on ECM was something to get excited about, and I was pumped.

The best part was, once I started listening to it, I stayed pumped, because A Man About a Horse is a rompin', stompin', name-takin' recording that keeps the energy level right up there where Tibbetts's previous ECM CD, The Fall of Us All, had previously pegged the meter. Tibbetts plays guitar and percussion, and is supported by his long-time sidekick Marc Anderson on percussion, plus Marcus Wise on additional percussion and Jim Anton on bass. Tibbetts has set up his guitar to trigger other sounds through a MIDI connection, and the resulting sound field is dense and multi-layered. Played at low to moderate listing levels, the music is engaging and inviting; played more loudly, the music seems to become more intense and dynamic. Some music seems to have an optimal volume level, but this music seems to expand to fill the volume as the volume increases. Interesting...

Tempos shift, drums thunder, birds twitter, voices drift in and out--is that the wind suddenly picking up, or is it in the recording? Like Mahler's music, Tibbetts's music seeks to create a world. I only wish my meager descriptive powers could do it justice. If you have never heard the music of Steve Tibbetts, A Man About A Horse would be a great place to start.
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