Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Graham MacRae

Influenced by everything from Jimmy Page to John Fahey (and a creeping fascination with the works of Eno and Robert Wyatt), Graham MacRae doesn't follow the traditional singer-songwriter tropes of strumming chords in favor of something more complex and less confining. Graham's album is one of contemplative arrangements and quiet emotionalism, with an undercurrent of unease that's darker and stranger than it seems at first blush. It was recorded by David Newton (formerly of the Mighty Lemon Drops) at his studio, Rollercoaster Recording in Burbank, CA. Lee Ladouceur of the Little Ones stopped by to play drums, glockenspiel, and keyboards. Renowned producer Scott Solter handled mixing duties.

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