Sunday, 20 March 2011
#486 - "Didn't It Rain" - Songs:Ohia
Heartbreaking folk-rock haunted by the ghost of gospel, evocations of the Sixties hangover of After The Gold Rush; Jason Molina was in a blue mood (4 of the 7 song titles reference "blue") and wrung it out in gorgeous tones. These are songs meant to be played live in front of a very small audience, confessionals built to be uttered in smoky, sweaty rooms with sticky draft beer. "Ring The Bell" and "Steve Albini's Blues" exemplify the album: sorrowful folk songs played on well-loved instruments that build into meditational drones and harrowing blues. It sounds best when only lit by candles.
Where You'd Know It From: Not exactly obscure, but obscure in the "people-who-don't-spend-their-sad-lives-worrying-about-music" kind of way.
1. Didn't It Rain (7:49)
2. Steve Albini's Blues (5:51)
3. Ring The Bell (6:11)
4. Cross The Road, Molina (6:00)
5. Blue Factory Flame (8:29)
6. Two Blue Lights (2:14)
7. Blue Chicago Moon (6:49)
Download It: http://bit.ly/jnUYcK
BUY IT: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/didnt-it-rain/id212035482
("Ring The Bell")
("Steve Albini's Blues")
("Blue Chicago Moon")