Tom Caufield’s 22 minute instrumental slow jam ‘Rust of the New Babylon,’ is an immersive long-form piece. Upon a slow hypnotic grooving foundation that sounds like giant seaweed swaying, his guitar winds it’s way through evocative, exotic Spanish-tinged acoustic blues passages. Imagine Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana unplugged and trading guitar licks after hours, with Pink Floyd backing them up, and you’ll have an idea of the sound of this piece. Both composed and improvised, ‘Rust of the New Babylon’ digs deep, takes you along on it’s journey, and reveals many sublime musical moments. Perfect for late night chilling, web-surfing, or just laying back.
Cover image by Julian Escardo.