Richard Swift - The Novelist / Walking Without Effort- Vinyl LP

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Richard Swift's duo debuts, The Novelist and Walking Without Effort, are fraternal twins wrestling with same Big Questions in opposite ways - one toiling in a cinderblock basement slugging typewriter coffee; one lost on the Pacific Coast Highway, looking again and again for something in a sunset that just ain't there. One's wheezing through a crusty gramophone in some Artie Shaw air-conditioned nightmare; one's gliding on the soft tape of an 8-Track, fat tears welling up behind those outlandish 70s sunglasses. Taken together, they speak to Swift's wild, preternatural shapeshifting ability, an auteur's understanding of mood and place. Yet, you always know you're seeing these new places through Swift's translucent, wolven eyes. These two recordings are his 8½, both the portal and the Rosetta Stone to Swift's singular musical universe and language.

Tracklist
The Novelist
Forward 1:13
Lady Day 2:55
Lovely Night 4:39
Sadsong St. 2:18
Blues For Mother 1:05
The Novelist 2:54
Ballad Of Clifford Swift 0:59
Looing Back, I Should Have Been Home More 3:36
Walking Without Effort
Walking Without Effort Theme 1:51
Half Lit 4:20
In The Air 3:21
As I Go 3:55
Above & Beneath 2:54
Mexico (1977) 3:19
Losing Sleep 4:30
Not Wasting Time 2:53
Beautifulheart 3:08