Eli Winter - Unbecoming
At twenty-three, the Chicago musician and writer Eli Winter has performed with Ryley Walker and David Grubbs and toured the country by bus and train. His first album, 2019's The Time To Come, explored the difficulties of coping with grief and Hurricane Harvey with finely wrought melodic solo instrumentals belying his age. Unbecoming, his virtuosic second album released in 2020, is bolder, uncompromising yet accessible, showcasing ambitious, spacious compositions and a heightened command of the guitar, and providing measured catharsis during intertwined political crises.
Unbecoming showcases Winter as an invigorating, talented presence, and alludes to his bright future as a voice - or perhaps set of well-trained hands - in the constantly evolving guitar music canon.
Either I Would Become Ash [22:36]
Dark Light [9:08]
- US import