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Parallelogram A La Carte
Originally in a box set and now available individually. Matching up kindred spirits and mutual influences, this volume of Three Lobed Recording#s Parallelogram series collects new recordings from Hiss Golden Messenger and Michael Chapman. Both M.C. Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger) and Michael Chapman have consistently won praise for possessing a certain songwriting prowess and earnest delivery. This LP only helps both artists cement their reputations. The Hiss Golden Messenger side is an exploration in the art of reinterpretation. Taylor#s covers of tracks by J.J. Cale, Elephant Micah and David Wiffen demonstrate his complete love and respect for the originals while casting each in his unique light and voice. Chapman#s masterful contribution bears the weight and heft that this legendary performer has gained through decades of experience. Be it narrative-driven compositions such as #Another Story# (known only to some listeners from Kurt Vile and Meg Baird's collaborative cover from Matador#s 2012 #Singles Going Home Alone# collection) or intricate guitar excursions such as the closing #Stockport Monday (Homage Tom Rush),# Chapman#s side is a master class in both song craft and execution.