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Eleven Continents

Update (4/26/07): I’ve just posted my review of Eleven Continents.

That Ryan Francesconi is a busy guy. He released a great new full-length entitled Views Of Distant Towns under his RF moniker earlier this year, then followed it up with an album of remixes entitled Springs, and now he’s working on a brand new album tentatively titled Eleven Continents.

Eleven Continents will be a collaboration with Lili De La Mora (Sidecar, The Year Zero), but unlike his other releases, Eleven Continents will be almost entirely acoustic with nary a bleep or glitch to be found. Also featured on the album will be the likes of Fabiola Sanchez and Ken Negrete (Familiar Trees) and Joanna Newsom.

Eleven Continents will be released in January 2007 on Odd Shaped Case and Time Release Records. A few tracks from the album can be found on MySpace, and needless to say, they’re rather lovely.

And speaking of Joanna Newsom, Francesconi will also be touring with her throughout the U.S. in November and December as she promotes her new album Ys. But that’s not the extent of Francesconi’s travelling — he’ll also be touring Japan throughout October.

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