Chris Thile – Laysongs (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Chris Thile – Laysongs (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:46 minutes | 705 MB | Genre: Pop, Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Nonesuch

The album is his first truly solo album: just Thile, his voice, and his mandolin, on new recordings of six original songs and three covers, all of which contextualize and banter with his ideas about spirituality. Recorded in a converted upstate New York church during the pandemic, Laysongs’ centerpiece is the three-part “Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth,” which was inspired by C.S. Lewis’sThe Screwtape Letters. The album also features a song Thile wrote about Dionysus; a performance of the fourth movement of Béla Bartók’sSonata for Solo Violin; “God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot” based on Buffy Sainte-Marie’s adaptation of a Leonard Cohen poem; a cover of bluegrass legend Hazel Dickens’ “Won’t You Come and Sing for Me;” and an original instrumental loosely modeled after the Prelude from J.S. Bach’s Partita for Solo Violin in E Major

1. Chris Thile – Laysong (04:50)
2. Chris Thile – Ecclesiastes (04:14)
3. Chris Thile – God Is Alive Magic Is Afoot (04:59)
4. Chris Thile – Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth, Pt. 1 (03:26)
5. Chris Thile – Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth, Pt. 2 (04:42)
6. Chris Thile – Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth, Pt. 3 (04:50)
7. Chris Thile – Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117: IV. Presto (04:45)
8. Chris Thile – Dionysus (04:48)
9. Chris Thile – Won’t You Come and Sing for Me (04:07)


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