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ARTIST
TITLE
Shadow of Leaves
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
COR 0774 COR 0774
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/5/2004

36th Jandek album. Three long tracks, including the 30 minute title track. "Jandek plays bass again, claims to 'no longer exist,' sings about drinking "mechanically produced beverages," and announces plans to 'think about breathing.' Recently he took a walk. The music seems improvised but is satisfyingly varied and tracks the varying moods of the vocals closely. During the long piece, moments of abjection or desperation occur, but they pass; mostly the voice we hear is lucid. He's leveling with us. When he sings 'I won't drive my car for the rest of the day,' it's a fact. The most harrowing moment comes during the last track, a love song that turns threatening: 'please take my bait... I want to eat you up... you'll never get away, you won't want to... you don't have a life, you live in me.' The music plunges down to the bottom of the bass' range, but by the last line, the point of view has pulled back again to encompass 'the grand scheme of things.'" -- Seth Tisue.