Your Turn to Fall

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Another CD reissue of Jandek's obscure '80s period, this album was originally released in 1983 -- a highly productive year for the Texas outsider artist. Your Turn to Fall is the seventh album in 20 that he released in that decade on his own Corwood Industries label. It contains 16 short vignettes of his signature abstract blues and features a rare guest appearance on the track "John Plays Drums," which is anomalous considering Jandek typically occupies this strange universe all on his own. This features the usual sentiments of solitude and aloneness that make his albums often overbearingly bleak, and as ever his will goes beyond his musical capabilities, resulting in the distinctive autodidactic songwriting that assures that he has few fellows in his field. Apart from Daniel Johnson, Jad Fair, and even Rocky Erickson, there are few artists who have produced such a bizarre and distinctive personal music.

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