An astonishing work, this record weds an improvisational, free-music ethos to the rawest emotional songwriting, in which delicate piano and agonised strings collide with eruptions of guitar, which drags itself through a mucky, tortured distortion.
The album was recorded live with legendary producer Peter Walsh (Scott Walker’s collaborator since ‘Climate Of Hunter’) in just five days during a remote residential stay in Wales, amidst a debilitating breakup with his partner of seven years along with Blumberg's ongoing struggle with mental illness, which resulted in his hospitalisation just a week before recording. if you enjoy father john misty’s vocal phrasing, or neil young when he whacks his guitar into full power mode, or the scathing emotional fragility of Keaton Henson, this is an essential listen. “introspective explosion from former yuck man” 8/10 – uncut.
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