Guy Blakeslee – Postcards From The Edge LP


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Perhaps best known as the upside-down, guitar-wielding front man of psych-legends The Entrance Band, and solo albums released under the ENTRANCE moniker, notably 2004’s country blues epic Wandering Stranger (Fat Possum), 2006’s self-released cult classic, Prayer of Death (which led to the formation of The Entrance Band), and most recently 2017’s Book of Changes (Thrill Jockey), Guy Blakeslee has typically used his own name to release his most experimental and confounding records. Postcards From The Edge is no exception. Nearly two decades into a lifer’s voyage of shapeshifting through shadowy realms of the American underground, Guy Blakeslee, poses these and other conundrums on his dramatic new album, Postcards From The Edge. Recorded in New Orleans at the house studio of Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with former Sonic Ranch engineer and producer, Enrique Tena Padilla (Oh Sees, Wand), and featuring appearances from singers Lael Neale, Hale May, Rachel Fannan, and drummer Derek James of The Entrance Band, Postcards From The Edge is electrified by the spirit of sonic experimentation, and the fervent desire to chart a map into unknown territory. Across the record’s seven tracks, Blakeslee’s questing lyrics teem with stormy emotion, his plaintive voice finding succor in richly-textured melodies that soar over lushly-produced soundscapes, always on the verge of collapse. A wandering soul who has spent the better part of his musical life on the road, Blakeslee, a Baltimore native and LA transplant currently residing in the wilds of Virginia, has supported the likes of Spiritualized, Beach House, Cat Power, Mazzy Star, Interpol, and Father John Misty to name a few. “Seven tracks of questioning, tremulous, occasionally beautiful gospel-psych” –Uncut Magazine.