White Box Requiem

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On this installment of fractured songs, the eccentric lo-fi iconoclast delivers 14 songs of acoustic guitar and vocal in the bedroom recording style that characterizes his many albums. Like the single track that appears on the Songs in the Key of Z compilation of outsider music, this album is drenched in the atonal ambience that makes his contribution such a standout. For lo-fi wayward mavericks, it doesn't come more outside than this. R. Stevie Moore, Daniel Johnson, and the likes don't even scratch the surface of the strange and lopsided world that Jandek inhabits, and his massive discography contains a universe of distorted visions, of which White Box Requiem is only a small chapter.

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