Michael Nau & The New Thread announce s/t release for 8/3 release

by Woody on July 10, 2018

Photo: Photo credit: Jasmine Parisa & Chris Norris

Michael Nau is set to release a follow up to 2017’s excellent Some Twist. I rediscovered my appreciation for Nau with that album and if anything, this album sounds like it is going to be an improvement. This just has such a chill groove to it. Here’s some more info on the album.

The sprawling new album was recorded in Benny Yurco’s one-bedroom apartment in downtown Burlington, Vermont. Nau and his collaborators had a cool little set up going in Yurco’s spot — drums and bass took over the bedroom, the guitar amp in the bathroom, Nau’s vocals and piano in the living room, and a vibraphone in the kitchen. It’s the first time one of Nau’s records happened all in one place, and it feels most like a band record than ever before, he says; Nau and this particular group of musicians held it down together as a true team, which is why Nau named the record in their honor. Nothing more was added to it than what was recorded by Nau and the band in Yurco’s apartment. It didn’t feel like the right thing to do to mess with it post-facto, he adds. “It’s a documented live performance. It happened the way it happened, and that’s how it is.”

Follow me on Twitter at @WoodyHearYa or @HearYa

Michael Nau is here

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: