small cover image John Davis - Spare Parts
Format: CD
Label: Shrimper Notify Me ( ? )
Price: $13.25

The first solo album from singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist JOHN DAVIS since the release of Blue Mountains in 1997. In contrast to his collaborative work with THE FOLK IMPLOSION, Davis's solo work in the '90s was about as solo as solo gets. He played all the instruments and did all of the cover art, as well as for assorted singles and compilation tracks. Spare Parts features ten songs and 65+minutes of music, and features guests JOSE MEDELES, MEGAN SIEBE, BRANDON EGGLESTON, CHRIS DEDEN MIKE FRIEDMAN, LAURA BURHENN and SARAH GLEASON, SIMON JOYNER. Spare Parts mines an acoustic singer-songwriter vein while avoiding a stylistic rut by veering back and forth between artistic formulas in a way that recalls Folk Implosion's Dare to Be Surprised. Influences include the textural percussion work of Han Bennik and Andrew Cyrille, the electronic moonscapes of Stockhausen, the drawn-out ballardry of Leonard Cohen's "Famous Blue Raincoat" and the spooky strings and reclusion of Scott Walker. Cue it up-Shrimper promises you won't have to wait fifteen years for the followup this time. Vinyl version to be released 11/12/2013.

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