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The Ordeal of Civility
(Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters)
Spanish-language "Dracula"
Rishte
(with Najma Akhtar)
Waxed Oop
(Fast 'N' Bulbous)
Beyond the Pale
(Gary Lucas Vs The Dark Poets)
Coming Clean
(Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters)
Pork Chop Blue Around the Rind
(Fast 'N' Bulbous)
The Universe of Absence (with Jozef Van Wissem)
Operators Are Standing By
Diplopia
(with Jozef Van Wissem)
Songs to No One (with Jeff Buckley)
The Edge of Heaven
No Knowledge of Music Required
Street of Lost Brothers
Level the Playing Field
Improve the Shining Hour
@Paradiso
Busy Being Born
Evangeline
Bad Boys of the Arctic
Gods and Monsters
Skeleton at the Feast
Live Performances
"The Golem"
Work with Captain Beehfheart
 
Diplopia FOR DIPLOPIA (with Jozef Van Wissem):

"THE JOY COMES FROM THE TEXTURES AND SONORITIES THAT THE LUTE AND THE NATIONAL STEEL PROVIDE...Lucas provides its anarchic impetus...Lucas has more in mind than simply attempting to graft a contemporary response on a Renaissance piece. He provides the improvisational overlay with great delicacy and invention."
The Wire (UK), 3/2003

"The hypnotic theme for 'The Mirror Stage' buzzes with a familiar finality, like the dream of a funeral that we all must attend. Gary's lonely acoustic slide and Jozef's harp-like lute weaving in a completely trance-inducing web of dark beauty."
Downtown Music Gallery online review

"On 'Diplopia', Lucas' botteneck style almost makes it appear that the Mississippi delta is next to the Dutch flatlands. Lucas knows how to mutate rock music. So when he and the lutenist perform their version of Kraftwerk's 'Hall of Mirrors' intensity not found in the original is added."
Jazzweekly, 2/2003

"Gary Lucas performs a dobro solo that has the sense of intense adventure and motivation."
Eugene Chadbourne, All Music Guide, 3/2003

"Lucas silently weeping National steel guitar works really well in combination with van Wissem's staccato lute style. An enthralling mixture of country and chamber music, folk and minimal music. This projects results in hypnotic beauty."
NRC Handelsblad (The Netherlands), 1/2002

"On 'Diplopia' the US guitar player and Dutch lute player investigate early music from around 1600. The result is of a timeless essence. Black, mythical tuning, meditative repetitions, not unlike rock music, a bottleneck dobro which reflects on its archaic foundation, make for a audacious String Fantasy."
Jazzthing (Germany), 2/2002

"Strangely beautiful, this combination of textures by Gary Lucas and Jozef van Wissem on 'The Mirror Stage'."
Westzeit (Germany), 2/2002

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