STEPHEN MALKMUS - TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES VINYL (LTD. ED. RED)
LIMITED EDITION RED VINYL
Release Date: 6th March 2020
The former Pavement frontman changes course once more on his solo output, following-up last years Groove Denied - his first ever electronic record - with Traditional Techniques - his first ever folk record. It turns out no matter what genre Malkmus plays in, he's always astute and able to conjure up majestic Malkmus take on the sound. Tekkers!
FFO: Pavement, Purple Mountains, J. Mascis, Nap Eyes
"‘Traditional Techniques’, out on Domino, is new phase folk music for new phase folks, with Stephen Malkmus as attuned as ever to the rhythms of the ever-evolving lingual slipstream. It’s packed with handmade arrangements, modern folklore and 10 songs written and performed in his singular voice. Centred around the songwriter’s 12-string acoustic guitar and informed by a half-century of folk-rock reference points, ‘Traditional Techniques’ is the product of Malkmus and Halfling engineer/arranger-inresidence Chris Funk (The Decemberists). Additionally, Matt Sweeney (Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Chavez) plays guitar throughout, creating gorgeous folk music, with the occasional bursts of flute-laced swagger and straight-up commune rock."