Dienstag, 8. Dezember 2015
This Year's List 3/15
Jim O'Rourke made the most perfect album this year. Not perfect in the best songs, the best sound or whatever. For me he made the best produced album this year. It was a long time ago when the former bassman of Sonic Youth made an album like this. There are a lot of reminiscences to many decades of music in it that I couldn't name all. Recorded over almost a half year with Japan-based musicians he recorded Simple Songs. But these songs are everything but simple. Eight songs with guitar, bass, drums, piano and O'Rourke's reserved voice. The songs are generally driven by by guitar and piano but strings, pedal steel, mandolin and horns are all featured prominently. Every instruments has it's place and the songs seems like a complete mosaic.
Jim O'Rourke - Friends With Benefits
Jim O'Rourke - These Hands
Jim O'Rourke - Last Year