I became familiar with Jonathan Wilson via a post on Aquarium Drunkard where he covered Madge’s La Isla Bonita. It was simply amazing and had me immediately downloading his LP Gentle Spirit. Its like a blend of Deep Dark Woods and Phosphorescent.
His new EP is a collection of three covers. Pity Trials & Tomorrow’s Child opens with a cover of George Harrison’s “Isn’t It A Pity,” featuring guest vocals by Graham Nash. It’s followed by a rousing take on Happy Traum’s “Trails Of Jonathan,” and a richly layered, blissed out “Tomorrow’s Child” from legendary Japanese psych-rockers Apryl Fool.
I have become infatuated with his work and this EP is doing nothing to dull that infatuation. It is stellar.