Siskiyou-Not Somewhere-CST142-CD-FLAC-2019-HOUND

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Siskiyou-Not Somewhere-CST142-CD-FLAC-2019-HOUND

Siskiyou-Not Somewhere-CST142-CD-FLAC-2019-HOUND

Artist: Siskiyou
Album: Not Somewhere
Label: Constellation Records
Genre: Folk
Catnr: CST142
Source: CD
Rip.date: 2019-05-13
Str.date: 2019-05-17
Quality: 757 kbps avg / 44.1kHz / 2 channels
Url: http://cstrecords.com/cst142/

title time

1. Stop Trying 3:31
2. What Ifs 3:12
3. Temporary Weakness 3:01
4. The End II /// Song of Joy 2:27
5. Untitled 32 (live off the land) 1:57
6. Dying Dying Dying /// Wake Wake Wake 2:30
7. Unreal Erections /// Severed Heads 3:09
8. Nothing Disease 3:43
9. Silhouette 1:23
10. Her Aim Is Tall 3:17
11. Stop Trying (jubilant reprise) 3:39
12. Unreal Erections /// Severed Heads (alternate 1:51
outro)

Runtime 33:40
Size 194.35

Download: Siskiyou-Not_Somewhere-(CST142)-CD-FLAC-2019-HOUND.rar

: Release Notes:
‘ ‘
,: Siskiyou returns from a four-year hiatus with Not Somewhere, an :,
: album that finds band leader Colin Huebert (ex-Great Lake :
:’ Swimmers) essentially in solo artist mode, writing and ‘:
,: self-recording this new collection of tunes on his own, playing :,
: all the guitar, bass, keyboard and drum parts himself. Not :
:’ Somewhere harkens back to Siskiyou s magical and understated ‘:
,: 2010 self-titled debut in this and other ways: the album s :,
: production rekindles a homespun intimacy, where plain-spoken :
:’ lyrics grapple with portraits of quiet quotidian despair, ‘:
,: fragile existential horizon lines separating perseverance and :,
: defeatism, honest and unremarkable lives trapped in cultures of :
:’ false consciousness, impossible desire, self-analysis and ‘:
,: self-medication. :,
: :
:’ Following Siskiyou s Polaris-nominated third full-length ‘:
,: Nervous released in early 2015, Huebert was commissioned by New :,
: York-based artist/designer Stefan Sagmeister (of Sagmeister & :
:’ Walsh) to write the theme song for The Happy Film, a ‘:
,: feature-length movie accompaniment to The Happy Show :,
: installation project that had toured galleries in the mid-2010s :
:’ the art show and film themselves being ruminations on ‘:
,: happiness that strongly echo Huebert s own tone and sensibility. :,
: Sagmeister wanted the direct, unadorned aesthetic of early :
:’ Siskiyou for the film music, leading Huebert to often write and ‘:
,: record songs in the same day, in diaristic sketchbook form, :,
: without a thought towards the more ornate structures and :
:’ developments of material he had just finished up with Nervous. ‘:
,: This commission yielded the album s title and the opening track :,
: Stop Trying (the eventual theme song for the movie) which :
:’ includes a short looped clip of film dialogue repeating the ‘:
,: line trying is the problem; you re trying to get somewhere as :,
: if you re not somewhere . :
:’ ‘:
,: Huebert ended up with a dozen songs written under this :,
: influence, but shelved the recordings while real life took over: :
:’ driven from Vancouver by skyrocketing rents and zombie capital ‘:
,: that was increasingly leaving the city a shell of its former :,
: self, he relocated to Toronto with his young family. Returning :
:’ to the material once resettled, Huebert finished up the record ‘:
,: with contributions from various guest musicians on strings and :,
: horns (including cellist and labelmate Rebecca Foon from :
:’ Saltland/Esmerine, and Destroyer regulars Joseph Shabason and ‘:
,: JP Carter on horns and woodwinds). The result is a beautifully :,
: restrained and unvarnished song cycle of tunes anchored by :
:’ acoustic guitar and brushed drumming, detailed with delicate ‘:
,: textures, spartan melodic overdubs, and Huebert s distinctively :,
: forthright, whisperingly confidential vocal delivery. From the :
:’ austere Velvets-chug of What Ifs to the Elephant 6-inspired ‘:
,: looseness of Her Aim Is Tall and Stop Trying (jubilant :,
: reprise) and the sparkling hush of atmospheric twilight :
:’ folk-inflected pieces like Temporary Weakness and ‘:
,: Silhouette , Not Somewhere is delicate and discreet yet :,
: wonderfully assured a profoundly humble, wistfully :
:’ observational and meditatively personal return for Huebert s ‘:
,: Siskiyou project. :,
: :
:’ Thanks for listening. ‘:

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