Monday, March 29, 2010

Image of the Day

Lou Bond, from the cover of his self-titled 1974 record on Stax/We Produce – photo by Tom Nixon. (I designed the re-issue CD and vinyl for Light In The Attic, released a couple weeks ago.) Here's what Other Music had to say about it:
Awesome reissue of a heavily atmospheric and fairly weird obscure soul LP originally issued in 1974 by Stax subsidiary We Produce. It's picked up a bit of a cult following over the years, but it's still not nearly as known as it ought to be, hopefully this Light in the Attic release will change that. String-laden, yet still strangely sparse sounding, with long, slow-burning tracks that gain in heaviness and momentum, you'll hear shades of Terry Callier and Isaac Hayes, but with a more string-of-consciousness bent. Definitely one of the more idiosyncratic soul LPs that I can think of, with a lovely soft folk edge to it considering the nice finger-picked guitar and mellow flute and string arrangements. Late night vibes for days on here people, pretty sure you'll love it.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That review makes my ears itch to hear.