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Julia Blair - Better Out Than In Vinyl LP

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Julia Blair - Better Out Than In Vinyl LP

Julia Blair's solo LP is filled with alt-folk soul sounds

Price $12.00
Format 1xLP
Label Crutch of Memory Enterprises
UPC COM-002
Color Black
Year February 24 2022
Condition
Media condition
New/Mint
Sleeve condition
New/Mint

Album Facts

Julia Blair's solo LP is filled with alt-folk soul sounds

Price $12.00
Format 1xLP
Label Crutch of Memory Enterprises
UPC COM-002
Color Black
Year February 24 2022
Condition
Media condition
New/Mint
Sleeve condition
New/Mint
Julia Blair was born of this world as a force to smother the disquieting agents of despair- and as a gentle soul that no-less employs her mighty voice to speak truth to power. Those who know her personally know this, and those who have heard her sing know this as well. On her debut solo album for Crutch of Memory Enterprises, Better Out Than In, Julia proclaims her fondness for self-expression and demonstrates her aptitude for dynamics: from the explosive nature of a pop hook to the firm, comforting grip of a lullaby. She does so at-times anecdotally, while utilizing the marriage of sophisticated arrangements and plain-spoken lyrical language.

Better Out Than In draws from all of these experiences. The album leans heavily on pop structure on some of its centerpieces such as “Relax”, “Just A Cue”, and “Fantasize”; the flow split up by three sequentially evolving lullabies, much like a series of intermissions. Folk and classical traditions still make their way into the fold however; particularly on the aforementioned lullabies, almost-impressionist ballad “Barbara”, and the string-heavy finale, “Waste Away”. It was recorded and mixed over the course of three years at Crutch of Memory Studios by Amos Pitsch with direction from Julia herself, and features performances from many of our frequent collaborators and session stand-ins: Ridley Tankersley (Dusk, darn it.), Andy Harris (HPA, Phylums, The Goodnight Loving), Amos Pitsch (Tenement, Dusk), and Colin Wilde (Black Thumb, Dusk), among many others.
The virtue in this set of songs lies in its ability to equip the disadvantaged with fuel to keep pushing. To uplift the disheartened. To anchor unsteady feet in an increasingly turbulent world. Julia Blair’s voice is the equalizer within and Crutch of Memory is proud to bring it to you as the second edition of our flagship series. We hope you surrender yourself to the truth within this album and that you too find that the power of expression is left Better Out Than In.
 

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