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Stephen Malkmus - Traditional Techniques (CD)

Stephen Malkmus - Traditional Techniques (CD)

Stephen Malkmus - Traditional Techniques (CD)

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Stephen Malkmus - Traditional Techniques (CD)

Stephen Malkmus - Traditional Techniques (CD)

Third solo album from the legendary Stephen Malkmus (Pavement, The Jicks) following last year’s Groove Denied. An adventurous new album in an instantly familiar mode, Traditional Techniques creates a serendipitous trilogy with the loose fuzz of the Jicks’ Sparkle Hard (2018) and the solo bedroom experiments of Groove Denied (2019). Taken together, these three very different full-lengths in three years highlight an ever-curious songwriter committed to finding untouched territory.

The result is expansive and thrilling. Alongside gorgeous folk music, there are also occasional bursts of flute-laced swagger, straight-up commune rock ('Xian Man'), and mind-bending fuzz.

‘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-in-residence 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.

1. ACC Kirtan
2. Xian Man
3. The Greatest Own in Legal History
4. Cash Up
5. Shadowbanned
6. What Kind Of Person
7. Flowin’ Robes
8. Brainwashed
9. Signal Western
10. Amberjack

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Release Date 6 Mar 2020
Brand N/A
Artist Stephen Malkmus
Title Traditional Techniques
Format CD
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