featured: Joseph Allred “Aspirant”

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WOW. Well, I guess I’m even more out of the loop than I’d imagined. This newish cassette by Joseph Allred is waking-dream gorgeous, a lush and humid throb of harmonium drones and implacable clang that sucked me in right away and pinned me to my seat in slack-jawed joyful admiration for the duration. So I wondered: who is this guy, anyway? Turns out, he lives in my state. Not sure how much this good could have eluded me for this long, but I’m gonna repent by telling ev’ryone: listen to this. Fantastic, beautiful stuff. Fans of Jay Sullivan, Birchville Cat Motel, or Stars of the Lid will wanna dive in, pronto. I’ve got some catching up to do.