RIYL: Wilco, Tallest Man on Earth
Label: New West
Alright let’s be clear here, I don’t have the coin to fork out $100 for a test pressing. So yeah I won’t be buying this version of the record. Really all i’m doing is using this limited version of the record to give myself a chance to promote this album. You guys need to hear these tracks. I’ve long been a lover of Romano’s stuff but man these tracks are bringing an extra level of emotion to them. Really moving stuff.
Take a listen, I think you’ll love it.
This title is a pre-order. Purchased items will ship on or before 11/30/18.
150g black vinyl test pressing
Finally Free marks Daniel Romano‚Äôs eighth long playing album in the last eight years. He has had what understatedly would be considered a prolific output of incredibly entrancing, poignant and creative records in this span of time. Recording, producing, designing and landing his records into the minds and hearts of scores of fans the world over. He has been called a shapeshifter, contrived, a chameleon, a Charlatan, the best living songwriter, an asshole and a genius. His last record, Modern Pressure received outstandingly high acclaim and praise from every notable publication out there and was acknowledged by most reputable ‚Äúfor-profit-prize-corporations‚ÄĚ as well as a plethora of voguish ‚Äúmusic-as-competitive-sport‚ÄĚ year end lists. Despite being the bronze placeholder in most of these dogfights, he is most often noted as a person of astounding influence on all of his musically economic successors.
‚ÄúNo matter what he does, everything he puts out is better than anything else being put out by anyone else.‚ÄĚ‚Äď Unnamed Subjugate.
Romano‚Äôs new effort Finally Free could stand alone as being pivotal if it were only its profound and breathtaking prose on paper. Writing now like an agnostic Whitman in his prime, Romano explores and uncovers new language and meaning for old sentiments grown tired, stating, ‚Äúthese poems are most certainly my finest and most principled efforts to date.‚ÄĚ Finally Free sings like a radical revelation, exploring the concepts of music as a celestial being, flora as a consequential ancestor and singing, no matter its quality or sound, as the endmost important output of our species. This record contains a vivid religious articulation despite its clear condemnation of a god as a singular ruling white male. New words have replaced old words for new meaning and the definitions have been left up to interpretation. It seems safe to say that Romano has broken the literary soil hard and furiously to find the remaining repose in our current ‚Äúdanse macabre.‚ÄĚ
Side A -
All The Reaching Trims
The Long Mirror Of Time
Between The Blades Of Grass
Side B -
Have You Arrival
Gleaming Sects Of Aniram
There Is Beauty In The Vibrant Form
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive