Mike Cooper
Distant Songs Of Madmen
Backwards Records
Ltd. edition of 300 copies, incl. insert
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1Day Out Of Days 3:35
2Movies Is Magic 4:18
3Nephophobia 2:26
4Spirit Song 3:19
5He'll Have To Go 2:06
6Plane Wreck At Los Gatos 5:48
7Thin Whiteman Blues 2:40
8Torch Song 2:23
9Tinnitus 1:50
10Dolphins 1:47
11Do You Want My Job 3:39
12Things You Learn From Others 3:59

Distant Songs of Madmen was recorded live in Palermo and was my solo set in a concert organised by Lelio Gianetti and Curva Minore which included my trio Truth In The Abstract Blues and Eugene Chadbourne. My set was free improvisation; some cover versions of folk and pop songs and some of my own songs. The title of the record and some of the improvised pieces were taken from Sam Shepard's writing. Sam, one of my favourite writers, has sadly died since I recorded this record and I dedicate it to his memory. - Mike Cooper