23 years into a career that includes releases under a host of nom de plumes, Howe Gelb returned to Giant Sand after a four-year hiatus for ‘proVISIONS’.
The result was a slice of typically off-the-cuff beat-styled pontificating set to music that defied boundaries – there a country-tinged ballad nestles next to a swing-styled croon, a rambunctious guitar holds court and intricate wordy couplets emote before echoey melancholy takes charge courtesy of a wailing steel guitar. Polly Harvey, Neko Case, M Ward and Isobell Campbell are part of the party, swaying breezily with Howe as old friends. Limited edition white vinyl. 1000 copies Tracklisting 1. Stranded Pearl 2. Without A Word 3. Can Do 4. Out There 5. The Desperate Kingdom Of Love 6. Increment Of Love 7. Spiral 8. Pitch & Sway 9. Muck Machine 10. Belly Full Of Fire 11. Well Enough Alone Bonus (DL Only) 1. Saturated Beyond Repair 2. World's End State Park