Topaz Rags – Capricorn Born Again LP

NNF179

 

Grey clouds stay grey. Low light situations birth low-lit moods. West Coast lurk-jazz triad Topaz Rags return to vinyl with their debut long player, Capricorn Born Again, an eight-song comedown recorded and mixed during the spring and fall of 2009 via a complex 4-track/boombox assemblage process. There’s creaks and hisses, choked smoke in a small room, players at the end of their ropes, lyrics washing over faded ragas, electric piano bar depressions, shadow cavern pop. The bell jar is half empty, of course. Slow dive and sink in. Black vinyl LPs mastered by Pete Swanson in jackets designed by Amanda Beth Brown.

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