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Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - PortlandiaLinda Perhacs

The Soul of All Natural Things

Asthmatic Kitty

Mar 12, 2014 Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia Bookmark and Share

“A modern folk artist in the purest sense,” is how Linda Perhacs was described in High Fidelity’s review of her most recent album…44 years ago. The piece compared her to James Taylor and Joni Mitchell; 1970’s outstanding Parallelograms is stranger and darker than they ever were. This relative obscurity became a quintessential cult record and whispered favorite among psych collectors.

Perhacs’ return to the studio after four and a half decades is surprising in how natural it feels. Like its predecessor, The Soul of All Natural Things is a record that’s both out of time and of its time; it’s a continuation of the gentle psych-folk she was making nearly half a century ago, but made modern with electronic additions which don’t distract from Perhacs’ pastoral sensibility. It may not have the original’s mystique, but this album is a worthy return by an artist we never thought we’d hear from again. (

Author rating: 7.5/10

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