RIYL: transcendence beyond this mortal coil

Label: Recital Program

Sean McCann’s burgeoning label, Recital Program, is back with yet another long out-of-print release from underappreciated guitar virtuoso Loren Mazzacane Connors. Connors’ warbly electric guitar work is timeless and ever suave – per Recital Program, consider this a continuation of the themes on Connors’ Airs. Lullaby will slow your heart and lower your blood pressure after a fast-paced day on the old grind. Love is the overarching theme to these compositions. To add credence to my claim, with the first 100 copies sold of Lullaby, you’ll get a reproduction a poem Connors wrote to his wife Suzanne back in 1986 – an act of love. Loren Connors is a breath of fresh air from the overwrought and tightly woven production that often can plague the music you hear today. Connors is armed with a guitar and no gimmicks. You might wanna lie down before you put this on, as there’s a good chance you’ll fall in to a hypnagogic state. Listen to a YouTube stream of Lullaby below and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Originally released as a CDr in 2001 (in an edition of 100 copies), Lullaby continues where Connors’ Airs (1999) left off. A story of shadowed miniatures; flickering electronic guitar poems. The compassion is ever-present, as in all of Connors’ work.

New transfer of the original cassette master
Remastered for vinyl by Taylor Deupree at 12k Mastering
One time pressing of 500 LPs on black wax
Includes a digital download coupon
One 6″x9″ insert, dual-sided color reproductions of Loren’s recent artwork
*First 100 copies sold through Recital come with a facsimile print of a poem Loren wrote to his wife Suzanne on Christmas Eve, 1986. Their son was 9 months old at the time.

Price $16.95

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