JASON MOLINA - Eight Gates - LP -Limited Shortcake Splash Vinyl

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JASON MOLINA - Eight Gates - LP -Limited Shortcake Splash Vinyl

JASON MOLINA - Eight Gates - LP -Limited Shortcake Splash Vinyl

€23.99

 

JASON MOLINA – Eight Gates – LP -Limited Shortcake Splash Vinyl


Limited Edition Shortcake Splash Vinyl Indie Exclusive

Eight Gates is the last collection of solo studio recordings Molina made before he passed from complications related to alcoholism in 2013. Recorded in London around the time of the supposed spider bite and Jimi’s
supposed parakeets, some of the songs (“Whispered Away,” “Thistle Blue”) are fully-realized — dark, moody textures that call to mind his earlier work on The Lioness. Knowing what we know about those parakeets and
their peppered presence on the recordings, one can’t help but think of that colorful tree of birds on Talk Talk’s classic Laughing Stock, certainly a spiritual guide for much of the set. Other songs (“She Says,” “The Crossroads and The Emptiness”) lay in a more unfinished states, acoustic takes that call to mind Molina’s Let Me Go Let Me Go Let Me Go, and still tethered to Molina’s humorous studio banter. You remember how young Molina was, and how weighty this art was for such a young man. On the closer, “The Crossroads and The Emptiness,” Molina snaps at the engineer before tearing into a song in which he sings of his birthday (December 30), a palm reading and the great emptiness with which he always wrestled. It is a perfect closer and, in many ways, the eighth gate incarnate: mythical, passable only in the mind, built for himself and partway imaginary but shared, thankfully, with us.

 

 

SIDE A

1. Whisper Away
2. Shadow Answers the Wall
3. The Mission’s End
4. Old Worry
5. She S

SIDE B:
6. Fire on the Rail
7. Be Told the Truth
8. Thistle Blue
9. The Crossroad + The Emptiness

LABEL: SECRETLY CANADIAN

CAT NO: SC203LP-C1

BARCODE: 656605020334