Tashi Dorji

Tashi Dorji - credit: Photo by Mike Belleme

Photo by Mike Belleme

Tashi Dorji

Guitar Improvisations

This early cassette-only title from the renowned guitar improviser was released in 2012 — this reissue marks its debut on vinyl.

“It really was a formative time for me because


Title Format Cat # Date
Guitar Improvisations LP/MP3/FLAC DC886 2023
Tashi Dorji LP/MP3/FLAC DC887 2023
Stateless LP/MP3/FLAC DC772 2020
To Catch a Bird in a Net of Wind LP Trost Records 2020
Turn! Turn! Turn! 09/20/18 (w/Aaron Turner) Cass SIGE 2019
Midden (w/ John Dieterich) LP Gilgongo Records/Moone Records 2019
Soft Berm (w/Tyler Damon) Cass Magnetic South 2018
But A Night That Ends, As All Nights End, When the Sun Rises LP/Cass Moone Records 2018
Leave No Trace: Live in St. Louis (w/Tyler Damon) LP Family Vineyard 2018
Mette Rasmussen / Tashi Dorji LP/Cass Feeding Tube Records 2018
To the Dreamland + 1 Cass Ultraviolet Light 2017
To The Animal Kingdom (w/Matte Rasmussen & Tyler Damon) CD Trost Records 2017
Fixed Entrance Derivatives (w/David Grubba) Cass Sky Lantern Records 2017
'HAZ-,BINS (w/ Che Chen, Aki Onda) Cass Black Pollen Press 2017
Collected Works 3xCASS/CD Marmara Records 2016
Live at The Spot + 1 (w/ Tyler Damon) CassEP Astral Spirits/Monofonus Press 2016
VDSQ Solo Acoustic Vol. 13 LP Vin du Select Qualitite/Thi... 2016
Expecting (w/ Shane Parish) LP MIE Music 2016
Both Will Escape (w/ Tyler Damon) LP Family Vineyard 2016
Mother of All Saints (Puppet On a String) (w/Eyvind Kang) LP/LP+7" Unrock 2016
Appa LP Bathetic Records 2015
Tashi Dorji/Marisa Anderson LP Footfalls Records 2015
Tashi Dorji (Compilation) LP Hermit Hut 2014
Blue Twelve LP/Cass Blue Tapes/X-Ray 2014
Violence of Discovery and Calm of Acceptance CD-R/Cass Marmara Records 2014
V CD-R/Cass Marmara Records 2014
Number Six is Sacred (with Frank Meadows) Cass Cabin Floor Esoterica 2014
Tashi Dorji Cass Headway Recordings 2013
Guitar Improvisations Cass Ola 2012
All the World is Like This Valley Cass Ola 2010
Solo Improvisations Cass Ola 2009
Self-Titled (w/C. Spencer Yeh, Michael Zerang) LP 8mm Records


Tashi Dorji is a Bhutanese guitarist and improvisational musician known for his avant-garde and experimental (read: deeply gnarly, finely arty) approach to music. Tashi’s idiosyncratic take on the instrument, one defined by movement and profound openness to technique, adds up to a post-colonial disembowlment of guitar traditions that stands Tashi next de- and re-constructionist giants as various as Derek Bailey, John Fahey and Bill Orcutt.