Loren Connors
Airs
Recital
/
2015
Includes Instant Download
LP
28.99
R10LP
2022 repress, edition of 600 copies, 180g vinyl, 8 page booklet
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Airs 1 1:41
2Airs 2 1:52
3Airs 3 2:11
4Airs 4 2:18
5Airs 5 1:00
6Airs 6 3:23
7Airs 7 2:05
8Airs 8 1:43
9Airs (The Lost Track) 1:20
10Airs 9 1:00
11Airs 10 1:47
12Airs 11 2:04
13Airs 12 3:23
14Airs 13 1:49
15Airs 17 2:25
16Airs 18 1:19
17The Death of Shelley 1:54

Second pressing of Recital’s vinyl edition from 2015. Over the 23 years since Loren Connors' Airs was first published, it has drawn a thick circle of fans. Gently recorded to cassette tape in 1999, (with wonderfully subtle multi-tracking). Airs is comprised of a series of brief electronic guitar poems. Intimately composed with the patience and purposeful hesitation we have reverently come to expect from Connors. Lyrical melodies recur in different forms throughout the LP, as shifting figures in a dream. Shadowy and sunken, the tone evokes an overcast landscape. The album feels singular; woven along as one flowing piece.

Airs is perhaps the most approachable and beautiful in all of Connors' catalog, seducing strangers and familiars just the same. Forlorn wonderment; a human quality that makes this such an enchanting record. It is the humble simplicity and the directness of the guitar inflection that conveys such truth. The stark grace of Connors' playing resonates here for all to embrace.

New transfer of the original four track cassettes
Includes an unreleased 'lost' track, discovered during re-transfer
Remastered for vinyl by Taylor Dupree at 12k Mastering