New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Until 2014, singer Linda
Perhacs had only issued one album, Parallelograms, in 1970 on Kapp Records. That release immediately fell into obscurity, but gained fans over the ensuing years as musicians as disparate as Devendra Banhart, Daft Punk, and death-metal group Opeth
sang its praises. As the status of Parallelograms continued to rise in the 21st century, Linda
found her way back to recording thanks to talented fans like Fernando Perdomo, Julia Holter and Chris Price. In 2014, another enthusiast, Sufjan Stevens, released Linda's 44-year follow up to Parallelograms, The Soul of All Natural
Things (produced by Perhacs, Price and Perdomo), on his label Asthmatic Kitty.
Perhacs' long overdue return to music was joyously welcomed, with MOJO magazine describing the album as "a spectrally hypnotic work of prismatic beauty."
Now, in 2017, Perhacs joins the Omnivore Recordings family with a newly recorded album, I'm a Harmony — this time produced by Pat Sansone (Wilco/The Autumn Defense), with Perhacs and Perdomo reprising their roles from The Soul of All Natural
Things, due out September
Also returning from the 2014 project are composer/multi-instrumentalist/producers Holter and Price. Joining the ensemble are Sansone and John Stirratt (The Autumn Defense/Wilco); Nels Cline and Glenn
Kotche (Wilco); Banhart, who offers up a spoken-word segment on "We Will Live"; and producer/remixer Mark Pritchard, who brings his producing talents to bear on "You Wash My Soul in Sound." Additional contributions from John Pirrucello, James
Haggerty, Leddie Garcia, Greg Wiezorek, and singers Michelle Vidal and Durga McBroom grace tracks throughout the release.
"This is my third album," says Perhacs. "It is truly my best so far because it is a collaboration with other amazing artists. In our world that is increasingly suffering from an 'Eclipse of All Love,' this album will renew your love and 'Wash Your Soul in Sound'."
According to co-producer Sansone: "Working with Linda
on I'm A Harmony has been a joy and a true learning experience. She injects so much soul and quiet magic into every molecule of her writing and performances on this album. Working with her I was continuously inspired, and my fandom amplified."
Co-producer Perdomo said: "Linda Perhacs is a musical treasure. It has been an honor to help Linda
continue to bring so much joy to the world with her amazing vision and spirit. I'm A Harmony may be the most ambitious record I have ever been a part of. At 75, Linda
is more creative than ever and I hope she inspires everyone as much as she has inspired me."
1. Winds of the Sky (featuring Nels Cline)
2. We Will Live (featuring Julia Holter and Devendra Banhart)
3. I'm a Harmony (featuring Julia Holter)
4. The Dancer
5. Crazy Love (featuring the Autumn Defense)
6. Take Your Love to a Higher Level (featuring Durga McBroom and Michelle Vidal)
7. Eclipse of All Love (featuring Pat Sansone)
8. One Full Circle Around the Sun
9. Beautiful Play (featuring Julia Holter)
10. Visions (featuring Julia Holter)
11. You Wash My Soul in Sound (featuring Mark Pritchard)