Magnolia Electric Co. - Fading Trails - Jason Molina 2006 Essential Lo-Fi Rock LP

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Magnolia Electric Co. - Fading Trails

Label: Secretly Canadian – SC120
Format: Vinyl, LP, 180Grm Album
Country: US
Released: 12 Sep 2006
Genre: Rock
Style: Lo-Fi, Indie Rock, Folk Rock
Notes: Comes with 11" insert.


Tracklist

A1 Don't Fade On Me 4:17
A2 Montgomery 1:48
A3 Lonesome Valley 3:36
A4 A Little At A Time 3:05
A5 The Old Horizon 3:13

B1 Memphis Moon 3:16
B2 Talk To Me Devil, Again 3:28
B3 Spanish Moon Fall And Rise 2:44
B4 Steady Now 2:53




Credits:


Performer [Guests] – Andrew Bird, Jonathan Cargill, Molly Blackbird, Rick Alverson
Performer [Players] – Alan Weatherhead, David Lowery, Jason Groth, Jason Molina, Mark Rice, Michael Kapinus, Miguel Urbiztondo, Mike Brenner, Pete Schreiner


Jason Andrew Molina (December 30, 1973 – March 16, 2013) was an American musician and singer-songwriter, originally from Lorain, Ohio. He came to prominence performing and recording as Songs: Ohia, both in solo projects and with a rotating cast of musicians. Since 2003, he had recorded either under his own name or with a stable line-up of band members as the Magnolia Electric Co.

Molina died on March 16, 2013, in Indianapolis as a result of alcohol abuse-related organ failure. He was 39.
Henry Owings, a friend of the musician, published an article on his online music magazine Chunklet that said Molina had struggled with alcoholism for most of the decade leading up to his death

Throughout his musical career of 12 plus years under his given name, Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co., he has lived in 9 different locations and has had a dozen different backing bands on record in as many different recording environments.


Fading Trails represents 3 of these incarnations and 4 of these environments. Composed of recording sessions Molina and company did with Steve Albini at his Electric Audio Studio, David Lowery at his Sound of Music Studio, and at the famous Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, Fading Trails also features songs from the home recorded Shohola sessions. The essence of these recordings were extracted to create one cohesive being and thus defining what Magnolia Electric Co.
. Almost all of the songs are jams, especially on the A-side.


Though Fading Trails is more minor-key, and less allusive, than past Magnolia Electric Co. efforts-- there are fewer baseball references and cruel women--

The ghost-moons and wolf-Christs with which Jason Molina pays homage to the blues, again and again, are not lyrical crutches, but attempts to build through repetition. He's a romantic, conjuring up handfuls of dust and crescent moons, empty baseball diamonds, and lost horizons in the service of a vision of a world that doesn't quite exist, though we might all feel, at one time or another, as though we've glimpsed it.

On Fading Trails, Molina leans on the blues because there's nothing else to lean on. "Maybe if I send back the blues/ Her broken heart/ She'll send back my mine," he wonders on "A Little at a Time", then asks, "You can't lose it all at once, can you really?" The blues hold his heart and his life ransom. "A Little", like opener "Don't Fade on Me", is minimal and twangy in the manner of Songs:Ohia's Didn't It Rain, on which cymbals kept time like rain and acoustic guitars were footsteps on dark, unlit and gravelly roads. And the electric flourishes of Magnolia Electric here feel more like weather than the oft-cited Neil Young or Warren Zevon, all ominous snarls and quick flashes of slide guitar. "Don't fade on me," he begs, but everyone besides his band always does.

So what's left? "Harmony onward, friend" is Fading Trails' one boast, nestled among "Lonesome Valley"'s organ plunks and slide flourishes. He's chosen solos and a backing band over touring and recording by himself, because being able to play every night, rain or shine, is the only redemption he believes in, and the more people, the more music.



Magnolia Electric Co. - Spanish Moon Fall and Rise

really crazy track.

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Magnolia Electric Co. - Don't Fade on Me

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Magnolia Electric Co. - Montgomery

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Magnolia Electric Co. - Steady Now

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Magnolia Electric Co. - The Old Horizon

"Exquisite!!"

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Magnolia Electric Co. - Talk To Me Devil, Again

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Magnolia Electric Co. - Steady Now

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Format LP
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