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Warren's Pick: JEFF PARKER - "Forfolks"
Mostly known for his work with Tortoise, Parker is a "musician's musician." This solo-guitar album explores sonic textures and loops by delicately weaving notes and space. It is sparse, thoughtful, organic, and proof that the notes you don't play are just as important as the ones you do play. "Forfolks" features some reimagined classic jazz covers, as well as new and old Parker originals. For fans of Frisell, Fripp, Eno, and Cline, you'll be happy to have this spinning on your turntable.
Tom's Pick - ROY ORBISON / The Original Sound (70th Anniversary)
A new release celebrating Sun Records' 70th Anniversary, “The Original Sound” from Roy Orbison is a time capsule into Memphis’ Sun Studios, where Sam Phillips recorded music that forever changed the trajectory of Rock n’ Roll. Mostly recorded in ’56 and ’57, this collection captures some of Orbison’s lesser-known tunes, each delivered with his impassioned style and wide vocal range. This pressing is optimized for audiophile quality, so it sounds like you’re right behind the mixing desk with Sam!
Andy's Pick - ST VINCENT / MassEducation
MassEducation is stripped-down reworking of St. Vincent's 2017 studio album Masseduction. On Masseduction and most of her releases, St. Vincent demonstrates her talent on the electric guitar with a production style so unique that it has been described as "genre agnostic." But put away the synthesizers, turn off the drum machines, and unplug those fuzz pedals, and you get MassEducation. Comprised exclusively of Annie Clark's vocals and Thomas Bartlett on the piano, this acoustic version of the album highlights St. Vincent's superior songwriting skills and allows the listener to experience the songs in a more personal and intimate way than the original release.