When I think of what “Slowcoustic” is and why it even exists today, it is due to albums like J. Tillman’s Long May You Run, J. Tillman.
Very dramatic, right? Well, whether it is overly dramatic or not, it doesn’t really matter to me as I like, nea, love this collection of songs. It defines what the hushed singer-songwriter would ever strive and hope to be. A place of comfort to me and I hope a place for many others. It literally can be an album from someone who no longer exists, you could say.
In my personal reality, the album came out in 2006 via the now defunct KEEP Recordings and was a matchbook style paper packaging that came individually numbered to the lofty goal of 150. I just so happened to receive copy #15 after a pseudo argument with the label after they “accidentally” sold out the album despite my unfulfilled pre-order. They did graciously agree to send me a copy that materialized upon my request for my very own silver disc of recordings. The rest is how they say, history. Probably my favourite album ever was a reality and in my hands. But I digress…
This particular collection of covers came to be out of the obvious, I wanted to hear more of this album. Also, as it doesn’t look like Josh Tillman is going to revert back to this style of folk music making, I will have to bring in others to fill this want. This is a cover song project/tribute or even possibly just a collection of songs originally recorded by somebody else that these great musicians agreed to interpret. Kudos to them for doing me this huge favour.
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