First off, the cover. Let's make it clear—this was totally DANIEL's idea and is based on the original art for Tony Rice's California Album (Rebel SLP-1549, 1975). Why? We cannot say exactly. The album is considered to be in Rice's all-time top five. But so what? Who amongst us can claim to have fully plumbed the depths of Bachman's mind? The guy is a genius and those types just have 'their ways.' So shut up about the cover already. This album itself was released under the title Daniel Bachman by an English label—Lancashire and Somerset—in 2014. But copies evaporated like mom's milk, so here's a sonic jug from which we can all suckle with warm ease. Miscellaneous Ephemera is an amazing record—filled to the brim with music that extends the concept of acoustic guitar manipulation beyond the range of mere vaseline machine guns. The pieces range from disruptive scrambles and neo-Tuvan throat aktion worthy of late-periodFahey to Kabra-style ragas and the more easily-anticipated particles of primitive guitar brilliance. There is also some adult content on the second side, so radio programmers -- be alert! Bachman has been a growing force in the acoustic underground for a few years now, and this new one really rips a new hole in the side of the style's star-cluster. Join forces with it today. Or else"—Byron Coley, 2015. Edition of 500.