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Friday, December 17, 2004

Smog - a guiding light.mp3

Bill Callahan has made about 13 albums now, and has quietly become a master of his art. He may have started from no-fi only on cassette releases, but the closing track from his last album "Supper" (2003) is the sound of an expert at work. You know that thing that lyricists do when they sing a line, and you think they reached a full stop. but then. the next line is actually. the end of the sentence. and it spins the meaning. on it's head? well on "guiding light" Bill lets the opening lines out so slowly, but it's the moment when he first sings the words "guiding light" and that wandering guitar line comes in. bliss.
i also love the way that the track ends on a musical question mark. don't you?
(click here to buy Supper from amazon UK)
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