DOUG POWELL - Day For Night

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Rare, first pressing by Doug Powell himself before Parasol Records picked it up in 2003. WHat I wrote on Not Lame back in 2004. Powell, once again, delivers. When does he not, we`d put forth? Arguably, he`s done the impossible, topping his strongest efforts that have come before, both "More" and "The Lost Chord". After probably 10 listens with this one, it`s a neck-to-neck race but there`s not doubt this one is his most immediate in some time as he`s left behind much of the more progressive, ethereal elements of "the Lost Chord". Nonetheless, Doug Powell is the proverbial mad scientist. He is the exiled alchemist, The Great And Powerful Oz behind his curtain, wailing away at his digital workstation world. Where nothing is limited and anything is possible, where we still find that his limitless talent and skill far exceeds technology`s ability to capture his muse. How many artist/producers are equally deserving and comfortable with comparisons as sacred as XTC`s Andy Partridge and Powells idol and mentor Todd Rundgren? Doug Powell`s new full-length "Day For Night" explores the baroque hinterlands, where rock meets pop meets prog, meets something musically indivisible. Powell was a member of Yep Roc supergroup Swag, with Ken Coomer (Wilco), Robert Reynolds (Mavericks), and Jerry Dale McFadden (Sixpence None The Richer). "Powell has not only realized his potential, he`s exceeded it dramatically. A tapestry of complex arrangements, wistful melody, and symphonic pop sound effects quite simply, a solo tour de force"- BIG TAKEOVER.

"An adventurous like Rundgren, melodic like Jellyfish, quirky like XTC and big like ELO. All this musical whimsy buoys Powell`s philosophical concerns, with lyrics like "Suns rise just to mock me" ("Invincible") and "Another day in reverse/Another thirst" ("Unmeaningless"). From the soaring guitar of "Big Blue Sky," to the tapestry of harmonies on "Silent Kisses," to the delicate piano verses of "Goodbye Lady Godiva" that turn temporarily silly before plunging into a Beatles-inspired chorus of "la la las," Powell makes music that`s larger than life."-RollingStoneOnline Extremely Highly Recommended