Friday, April 21, 2017

Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille - Strong & Foolish Heart / Blue Ghost Blues

Live recording from the Counterflows Festival in Glasgow for 2013. Two tracks on seven inch vinyl. The prodigious Loren Connors playing guitar with friend and partner Suzanne Langille singing. Warbling electric guitar that cascades in sheets of spiraling tones. Suzanne's voice some how channeling Odetta and Ann Magnusun in a simultaneous spiritual push. The recorded version vibrates with dismaying majesty. To see and experience this live must have been something else. The first track, Strong and Foolish Heart was written by Suzanne, touching on the gravity of predicaments in a soul-stirring delivery. Blue Ghost Blues is a Lonnie Johnson song that Loren and Suzanne pay an altered homage to. Together, this little seven inch is a hefty listen. Dense sounds with a haze of emotions.

Released last year on Tanuki Records in an edition of two hundred and fifty. Copies are available from the label's bandcamp page. They are beautifully packaged with images by Loren and layout by Marjotou. Lastly this was mastered by Taylor Deupree, who's client list needs to be scrolled through to take in. 



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