Sunday, October 18, 2009

Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor

Wanted to give a shout out to the new Jim O'Rourke album. Drischord turned me onto him in the late nineties, and he has become one of the most enduring favorite musicians I've ever had. The Visitor, his new one is absolutely spectacular - a single track (unless you have it on vinyl, like me), and unavailable for download (unless it's been ripped by now, which i'm sure it has been).
No vocals, every instrument played by Jim in his apartment in Japan. It's been 8 years since his last record and I am ecstatic that the new one is not laptop improvisation (though I have been known to like those albums of his too). It is absolutely beautiful - fans of Bad Timing will not be disappointed.
I dare say this is the rare album the entire Collective can agree on.

Here's a nytimes article on The Visitor that the good Dr. turned me onto

And a trip down memory lane to hear Drischord's thoughts in the Daily Northwestern circa 2002!

1 comment:

drischord said...

Glad to hear this one is great. I haven't bought it yet, but I will.

And thanks for the shout-out to my journalistic past! (You had one as well with that paper.) At first I was worried that this article would read like a sycophantic premature orgasm, but seven years later, it's not nearly as groveling as I'd feared. Hooray!