Turnstyles & Junkpiles
Turnstyles & Junkpiles was recorded in 4 days of 1997 in Brown's Chicago loft using two AKG 451eb microphones and recorded live to 2 track. The songs were written by the different individuals of the group specifically for this project. Parts were added or edited with the focus on retaining the spirit of the song as they were originally presented. The continuity of the record speaks to the shared history amongst the members and their belief that instrumental music can be lyrical. The melody and counter- melodies provide a natural swing and one hears the instruments, unaffected in the live mix, as if you were actually there. Instruments used during the recording of Turnstyles and Junkpiles were Acoustic Guitars, Acoustic Bass, Classical Guitar, Irish Bazouki, and Dobro.
While it's impossible to ignore the influence of John Fahey on their music, Pullman draw upon the influence of a variety of performers, fingerstyle and otherwise: Nick Drake, Leo Kottke, Ry Cooder, Bhrij Khabra, VM Bhatt, Bola Sete, King S. Ade, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Steve Tibbetts, Robbie Basho, Peter Laing, Duane Allman, Dickie Betts, Doc Watson, Richard Thompson, and even Jimmy Page. The length of this list only speaks to the passion of Pullman for acoustic music.