A pretty great, largely (but not solely) instrumentals set from some Chicago scene heavies! Touch Tones is anchored by the duo of Nick Macri & James Elkington – but is also something of a Chicago avant/experimental all stars effort – with help from the great jazz drummer Tim Daisy, electro-acoustic multi-instrumentalist Liz Payne of Town & Country, and the ever-adventurous Chris Connelly. Virgo On Virgo has a fairly spacious vibe, as you'd expect from the roster, but it ultimately use an experimental approach to deliver a cohesive feel overall. Key to the coherence are lively drums and percussion, spacey keys and other elements that are consistent throughout, but it touches on lots of styles – from instrumental dream pop, to spare soundtracky moodiness, to nimble post rock – without ever splintering apart. Impressive stuff! 12 untitled tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 250 copies! Lemon yellow vinyl – with a custom hand-screened slipmat designed by Sonnenzimmer – plus download!)
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Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers —
Rescue ... LP CBS, 1983. Very Good+ ...
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)