I sort of missed out on John Vanderslice’s last album. It wasn’t his fault, by any means. I just sort of let it slip past me in the cultural jetstream. His new one is White Wilderness and from the first song, well, it’s very John Vanderslice. And that’s a great thing.
More about the record: “John Vanderslice’s latest album, White Wilderness, was an ambitious undertaking. For starters, the entire record was captured live in two days at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, Calif. He also made it the most richly orchestrated album of his career, with help from a collective of classically trained musicians called the Magik*Magik Orchestra.”
Suppose it’s time to go back and rediscover Roman Numerals.