PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : LINDA PERHACS – I’M A HARMONY

Rock is dead? Well, maybe as far as the mainstream is concerned BUT thanks to the internet, singer-songwriters like Linda Perhacs continue to make awesome new music for an appreciative albeit niche audience.

Perhacs’ 1970 psych-folk classic Parallelograms was the proverbial Great Lost Album. Badly pressed when it was released with negligible marketing and non-existent sales, Perhacs faded in obscurity.

Guess what? The internet would not let Parallelograms remain unappreciated and a CD re-issue brought Perhacs back into performing and most crucially releasing a well-received new album – The Soul of All Natural Things (2014) – released by Sufjan Steven’s Asthmatic Kitty label.

Thankfully, that comeback album was not a one-off and I’m A Harmony demonstrates this fact perfectly.

Again, the years peel away and it’s 1970 all over again as pop begins to evolve slowly into rock , retaining the best qualities of both.

Highlights include the trippy “Winds of the Sky”, the breezy “Crazy Love” and the gorgeous “One Full Circle Around the Sun”.

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