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.Â 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!
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.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive