RIYL: Windy & Carl

Label: Family Vineyard

Well, now… I didn’t think I’d be writing up another Loren Connors release so soon. After a decade break from his Departing of a Dream series, he gives us number five. This addition to Loren Connors’ discography makes it all the more difficult to summit for those newer listeners. Go have a look on Discogs, it’s gigantic. The Departing of a Dream, Vol. V feels like it could’ve held a place in Blue Velvet with its cold, yet psychedelic approach – especially considering the scenes solely meditating on primitivity and darkness. At the moment, there’s only a 7:20 preview of the A side but considering Connors’ style, the rest of the record shouldn’t deviate too far (if at all) from the ambiance portrayed here. It wouldn’t be a bad move to partake in this Connors revival. Listen to the preview of Side A by clicking the EU buy link below and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

After ten years, guitarist Loren Connors returns to his much acclaimed and beloved The Departing of a Dream series. Initially based loosely as tribute to Miles Davis' masterwork "He Loved Him Madly," Connors delves further into the inspiration to explore melody as a slow-moving spectrum of shades projected against a fragile, often decaying ambience.

Volume Five continues the theme, as Connors coaxes complex blues mutations and wide swathes of distant vibrating tones -- not unlike the expressionistic cry of Miles' horn. The flutter of voices and din that seep in between the sustained notes transform into a choir as only Connors can lead.

The mini-album is presented as a 10-inch, housed in a purple sleeve with metallic ink and download coupon. Audio mastering by Taylor Deupree at 12k and vinyl mastering by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering. One-time edition of 500 copies.

Price $13

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