Format: 2 x 12"
Availability: Out of stock
PRE-ORDER ITEM : Expected January 1st 1970. This item will only be shipped to you on or after the official release date. Please note any orders containing pre-order items won't be shipped until all items are available, so please order this separately to avoid delays. Please remember that release dates are at the mercy of labels, distributors, and pressing plants and will change constantly.
Ian O’Brien’s third album, A HISTORY OF THINGS TO COME, marks somewhat of a change in direction for him. Whereas his first two albums were lush in their instrumentation and sound, A HISTORY… is much more spare, and ambient at times (like on the delicate “Vista Beleza”). The tracks here are also more freeform: where “Lucia (Pt. 1)” is almost all sound, “Spirits” is almost all African rhythms, which reappear on “Yemura.” But the Pat Methany cover, “A Midwestern Night’s Dream,” recaptures the emotional power while still remaining stripped-down, and “Zed” has a subdued funk that shows that he hasn’t lost his touch. “Teentown” and its propulsive brother, “Teentown Beats,” stick out as a more in-your-face track, almost at odds with the rest of the album, especially given how “Theme from Apollo,” which follows directly, is beatless. As is “Vagalume,” the rich, sweeping final track, which reminds us the gorgeous heights to which O’Brien can take us. So while this album is undoubtedly full of beauty, it’s a little more uneven than what O’Brien can normally deliver.(discogs)
|1||Lucia Pt. One||Add to Playlist||Play|
|2||Veksel||Add to Playlist||Play|
|3||Spirits||Add to Playlist||Play|
|4||A Midwestern Night's Dream||Add to Playlist||Play|
|5||Lucia Pt. Two||Add to Playlist||Play|
|6||Air||Add to Playlist||Play|
|7||Zed||Add to Playlist||Play|
|8||Vista Beleza||Add to Playlist||Play|
|9||Teentown||Add to Playlist||Play|
|10||Theme From Apollo||Add to Playlist||Play|
|11||Yemura||Add to Playlist||Play|
|12||A Little Of The Bandit's Soul||Add to Playlist||Play|
|13||Teentown Beats||Add to Playlist||Play|
|14||Vagalume||Add to Playlist||Play|
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