Kath Bloom - Long Way To Go Home 7"
Kath Bloom's first releases, back in the 70s, arrived via Dagget, a tiny imprint outta New Haven that also provided a home for Loren Connors and their collaborations. It's fitting, then, that 40 years later Bloom should find herself issuing a record on C/Site, another (newer) New Haven label with a familial feel. Not such a long way to go home, i suppose... On these new songs, Bloom is joined by David Shapiro, a guitarist who's appeared on numerous C/Site-related projects. The connection is something near psychic, the pair dovetailing with an effortless poise, emotionally expressive as Bloom always is, and timeless, too - i guess we now call that 'classic'. Shapiro clearly understands what makes Bloom a miraculous writer and performer, and his role is sensitively realised, offering the light shading and shadowing around her melody. Just the three songs (although taken from a longer session that birthed a full length record released last year, if you want/need more of this), but something more infinite and enduring, a sea of thoughts before and beyond them. Edition of 300.
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