Amy Blaschke | Desert Varnish

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Desert Varnish

by Amy Blaschke

An Amy Blaschke song is like a well-worn gold locket, deceptively simple on the surface, opening to reveal a secret wonder; be it a sneaky counter-melody of guitar or a lush hushed vocal that perfectly captures one of the many shades of heartache.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. Lonely Cahoot
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2:49 $0.99
2. What I'm Asking Of
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2:56 $0.99
3. So Shadows Never Run
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4:10 $0.99
4. Only the Sparks
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3:59 $0.99
5. Over and Over You
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4:08 $0.99
6. Fools for Gold
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7. Goin' to Bodie
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8. Like a Ghost
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9. Beggars & Thieves
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Album Notes
Amy Blaschke's 4th album, Desert Varnish, is named after the patina on weathered desert rocks, like those found in Joshua Tree National Park. Blaschke writes songs as beautiful as they are restless, and her tunes often bubble with melancholia but refuse to wallow. The instrumentation is mostly sparse here, but to call her instrumentation minimal and her compositions soft is misleading. That Blaschke’s dreamy, airy, singular purr is perhaps the most affecting instrument in the mix is a testament to the sheer vitality of her recordings.
Desert Varnish, recorded in January 2011, was produced and engineered by Joshua Grange (KD Lang, Dwight Yoakam), featuring Grange on lead guitar, Ian Walker (KD Lang) on bass, Steve Nistor (Sparks, Sparklehorse) on drums and Jebin Bruni (Aimee Mann) on keys. The album is a return to her ethereal vocal roots, since her last full-length, Of Honey and Country on Go Midnight Records, released in 2007 under the band name Night Canopy, with multi-instrumentalist Nick deWitt (Pretty Girls Make Graves).


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