Dredd Foole: A Long Losing with Eloquence and Intimance LP
'2005 release. Seven songs of studio-recorded solo Dredd Foole on vocals and acoustic guitar, in a totally different vein than the last Dredd Foole & the Din record with Pelt, Thurston Moore, and Chris Corsano. (The Whys of Fire (FYP 20)). For years and years (maybe about 17 or so), people have been pleading with Dan Ireton to record an album of his songs, as they are here, "mostly in one take."
That has, almost unbelievably at this point, finally been taken care of. Not necessarily "new" or particularly "weird," this is unquestionably (for lack of better terminology) "American." And when was the last time you could admit to that? In front of a crackling fire, it could perhaps sound good enough to melt into the floor, but even those illuminated by mere fluorescence will find pure captivation. Words, voice, guitar, culturally-informed emotional expression. Printed inner sleeve with lyrics, just like the old days. Great cover by Kim Gordon.'