HEY! Did you see that grafista made his first official Songs From Impending Leaks post today? We are officially officially 2 writers now!
The Tsuru Nation Domination Actuation continues unabated!!!!!
Okay…. Daniel Johnston’s got a new one out, Is And Always Was, that somehow only just now made it to my ears (I blame the economy). I think it actually never properly “leaked”! Weird. Anyway, it came out yesterday, for reals, and it was yesterday that I started listening and damn if I’m not getting more and more mesmerized with each listen!
Quick note, I’m sure all the “real writers” and “rock crickets” will devote a few paragraphs to Johnston’s mental state & history and maybe even his prominent lisp. Hell, they even made a movie about him.
I’m hardly a professional writer or cricket, I’d probably screw it all up anyway, and all I really want (and should) focus on is the album at hand, so we’ll leave any disorders he may have to the Pitchforks & wikis & whatnots of the world. Well, actually, I will mention one thing though in relation to the lisp, that on this album it does seem a bit more “saliva-enhanced”. I’d imagine the reason is a result of the very nature of the recording itself.
Hey T, nice segue!
Thanks! You see, this time out, Mr. Johnston forgoes the lo-fi, bedroom/basement/bathroom/whatever recordings for a full blown production with Jason Falkner. What we end up with is, well, a quirky yet beautiful collection of songs that range from touching acoustic songs like “Mind Movies” to straight up rock like “Fake Records Of Rock & Roll” or “Without You” to quick little under-2 minute oddballs like the new version of “I Had Lost My Mind” and it’s tag-team partner “Freedom” to even the spacey ominous title track “Is And Always Was”!
Quite an amazing ride, with a full and beautiful sound that may or may not be off-putting to long time fans. No clue really…
Here’s the first few tracks, really gives you a decent idea of what’s going on and what it’s all about. Then go grab the rest and enjoy!!!
Ah… and here’s a video from a song featured in the film, the original version of “I Had Lost My Mind”.
Man, quite a difference, eh?
Okay, busy boy, place to ride, people to see! Until next time…