MARISSA NADLER BALLADS OF LIVING & DYING VINYL RECORD

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 14, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House
Record is brand new / still sealed.
Limited edition vinyl released on the Mexican Summer label on high quality heavy vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies
Description:

Impeccably recorded and accompanied by Myles Baer,Marissa Nadler, with voice and finger, crafts beautifully ghostlike compositions with a preternatural ease. To say that t’s not one throwaway among the ten “ballads” on Living and Dying is to say much. Each piece, whether lightly disseminated, or plied in a deliberately witchy manner, is totally enthralling, either by way of Nadler’s milky voice or ebullient finger picking. And it’s really these two facets that stay in the forefront.

Nadler’s voice, redolent of an early Stevie Nicks cum Hope Sandoval, moves from deeply staid to stickily rapturous – often within the confines of the same piece. And Nadler’s guitar works in similar extremes, with a hat off to Roy Harper and a nembutal’d nod to the most agreeable side of Mr. Donovan Leitch.

The whole of Living , especially the tracks “Fifty Five Falls,” and “Mayflower May,” show Nadler to be somewhat of an anomaly: This record sounds like something to be slated for future reissue on Italy’s psych imprint Akarma, not released in the 21st century.

Whether it’s the womby reverb of Nadler’s voice, or the solid expertise of her – and her accompanist’
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