Damien Jurado: Silver Timothy
The first thing I do when I am back home in California is get lost in the vast chasms of SiriusXM. One would say that listening to it is my guilty pleasure.
Luckilly for me, one of my favorite radio program's [The Loft] "Your Roots Are Showing" kept me company on last night's rainy drive. Franny Thomas is the curator of this wonderful program, which showcases independent and already established musicians of the roots, americana, folk & blues calibre; neeless to say, Franny never fails to impress me with her musical introductions.
Lat night's playlist included Damien Juardo; a Seattle-based singer-songwriter recognized for using field recording techniques to create his unique folk sound. Jurado has been in the game since the 90's and still continues to evolve his sound with each new record.
'Silver Timothy' is the first track from new album, Brothers and Sisters of the Ethereal Son. The track has a unique sound, one which is layered and complex, creating an almost psychedelic hearing experience.
The album was recorded and produced by Richard Swift -- said to be heavily inspired by their love of reggae and dub sounds. Both Jurado and Swift have a chemistry that resonates well on the record, fusing both of their creative and eccentric visions. Richard Swift throws out all of the ''rules'' and pushes the boundaries in his recording process, this technique is especially visible on 'Silver Timothy.'
The highly anticipated forthcoming album, Brothers and Sisters of the Ethereal Son will be available on January 21, 2014 via Secretly Canadian.