Buttery was once Van der Spuy's guitar pupil and the two started doing shows together more than a decade ago, before each forged his own distinctive solo path. They continued to guest on each other's records and an album of duets seemed inevitable but, somehow, it never quite materialised, until now. This time everything seems to have fallen completely naturally into place. Beautifully recorded in just two days, it sports a solo turn from each, and a demonstration of exactly how their individual and quite distinct finger-style techniques fit each other like the proverbial glove. A couple of tracks are reworked from earlier releases and there's a lovely, fragile cover of Mark Kozelek's unlikely take on AC/DC featuring Buttery's ever-improving sitar and a gorgeous Ralph Towner nocturne to go with a bunch of outstanding originals, including the intriguing "I Know This Place", with Buttery on mbira, and the pretty "Trambicosa", featuring Van der Spuy's cuatro.
Key Tracks: “I Know This Place”, “Lebombo Mountain Drive”, “The Upper Reaches”