Papa M | WIG139 | Released: 29/02/04

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Dave Pajo�s pivotal role in crucial groups like Slint and Tortoise wrote the book on instrumental rock. In his many 'M' guises, the Papa has taken us on a trip through lucid, bright-electric sounds - sometimes wordless, occasionally brutal, and often beautiful all the same. Collecting together 12 rare moments of pleasure from singles, B sides, and Christmas cards, Hole of Burning Alms is the perfect introduction to Pajo�s sonic adventurism for the uninitiated. And there�s some special treats for those who are a little more familiar too, including a wonderful 17 minute take on The Byrds� �Turn! Turn! Turn!�.