Right off the release of his live collaboration with Kikagaku Moyo, Ryley Walker announces a new solo LP and it’s preceded by the heavy-hearted sway of “Rang Dizzy.” The song is hung with a sense of world-weariness that soaks every line that Walker utters. The cut is burnt out on the bleary day to day — recalling the dizzying fall before Walker’s sobriety. The record moves from the post-rock punch of Deafman’s Glance to an elegiac, prog-dipped folk that touches through Buckley and Harper territory, produced by Tortoise’s John McEntire and featuring a cast of excellent collaborators. This may be a solo LP, but its not solitary — Bill MacKay, Ryan Jewell, McEntire, Andrew Scott Young and others form the backbone of the record, pushing this towards Ryley’s best yet. The new LP lands on his own Husky Pants label, marking the first solo record he’s put out on the imprint. Course In Fable arrives April 2nd.
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