In My Living Room
A even dozen tracks, recorded in Andy’s living room-cum-studio. Appropriately, the feeling is acoustic and intimate. Tracks from Ida, Richard Davies, Mary Timony (Helium) and Karate showcase these artists in a setting far more personal than you might have heard on other records, and the balance of artists, though unfamiliar, easily keeps the pace. Little details reign here, despite the seeming low-budget approach, and songs like Ida’s “Losing True,” with the heavenliest vocal harmonies I’ve heard in a long time, make me want to darken the lights and pretend it’s after hours with some talented friends.
Kimchee Records, 6 Sagamore Road, Ipswich, MA 01938; http://www.whatev.com/kimchee