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On the strength of this single album, recorded in 1970, Linda Perhacs remains a towering figure in the world of psychedelia, folk, female singer-songwriters, and acid-visionaries alike. Lauded by artists as diverse as Daft Punk, Devendra Banhart, Animal Collective, and Swedish metal band Opeth, in the 21st century, her album remains a testament to her singularity of vision.

Born Linda Arnold in northern California, Perhacs spent her childhood amid the region’s giant redwoods. By the time she entered college at USC in the late 60s, she was oblivious to Flower Power and instead focused on a degree in dental hygiene. After graduating, Perhacs took up residence in the infamous Laurel Canyon area and began writing the songs that would make up Parallelograms at her kitchen table. Inspired by the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, the dolphins at play in the Sea of Cortez became “Dolphins,” while a storm on the Olympic Peninsula led to “Chimacum Rain.” It was a dental patient of hers, Academy Awards-winning film composer Leonard Rosenman, who asked to hear her demos and soon landed her a record deal. While driving home late one night, she had a vision of light that became the album’s centerpiece, “Parallelograms.”

Ignored upon its initial release, Parallelograms seemingly sank without a trace, and Perhacs gave up making music for the next forty years. Psych fans the world over unearthed and began to obsess over this album in the meantime: a spine-tingling blend of crystalline vocal melodies from Perhacs, mind-expanding sound effects, and on the title track, one of the finest aural hallucinations ever captured, equal parts “sound sculpture” and “visual music.” Open up Parallelograms and enter Linda Perhacs’ magical world.

 

The Soul Of All Natural Things, for all its apparent serenity, is a subtly polemical album, full of exhortations to take a step out of our frantic everyday lives. “We get too far out of balance and we must find a way to get back to our polestar,” Linda Perhacs says. “I have a deeper purpose. My soul is giving itself to the people; I want them to be helped, I want them to be lifted.” On The Soul of All Natural Things, producers Fernando Perdomo and Chris Price have captured the spirit of that first album’s dreamy Canyon ambience, without favoring easy nostalgia over a direct and modern approach to the material. 

 

 
 Psych-folk legend’s 3rd album since 1970!     Until 2014, Linda Perhacs had only issued one album,  Parallelograms , in 1970 on Kapp Records. That album immediately fell into obscurity, but gained fans over the ensuing years as fans as disparate as Devendra Banhart, Daft Punk, and death metal group Opeth sung its praises. As the status of Parallelograms continued to rise in the 21st century, Linda found her way back to recording thanks to talented fans like Fernando Perdomo, Julia Holter, and Chris Price. In 2014, another fan, Sufjan Stevens, released Linda’s 44-year follow up to  Parallelograms ,  The Soul Of All Natural Things (produced by Perhacs, Chris Price, and Fernando Perdomo), on his label Asthmatic Kitty.  Perhacs long overdue return to music was joyously welcomed with  MOJO  magazine describing the album as “a spectrally hypnotic work of prismatic beauty.” Now in 2017, Perhacs joins the Omnivore family with a new album, I’m A Harmony—this time produced by Pat Sansone (Wilco/The Autumn Defense) with Linda Perhacs and Fernando Perdomo reprising their roles from  The Soul Of All Natural Things .  Also returning from the 2014 project are composer/multi-instrumentalist/producers, Julia Holter and Chris Price. Joining the ensemble are Pat Sansone and John Stirratt (The Autumn Defense/Wilco), Nels Cline and Glenn Kotche (Wilco), Devendra Banhart offers up a spoken word segment on “We Will Live,” and producer/remixer Mark Pritchard brings his producing talents to bear on “You Wash My Soul In Sound.” Additional contributions from John Pirrucello, James Haggerty, Leddie Garcia, Greg Wiezorek, and singers Michelle Vidal & Durga McBroom grace tracks throughout the project.  For Record Store Day,  I’m A Harmony  will see new life as a double LP on with four previously unissued tracks including demos featuring Price and Perdomo, as well as a collaboration with Swedish singer/songwriter/producer Augustin. Printed lyric insert individually autographed by Linda radomly inserted into half the pressing.     CD / DIGITAL TRACK LIST:        WINDS OF THE SKY featuring Nels Cline  WE WILL LIVE featuring Julia Holter and Devendra Banhart  I’M A HARMONY featuring Julia Holter  THE DANCER  CRAZY LOVE featuring The Autumn Defense  TAKE YOUR LOVE TO A HIGHER LEVEL featuring Durga McBroom and Michelle Vidal  ECLIPSE OF ALL LOVE featuring Pat Sansone  ONE FULL CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN  BEAUTIFUL PLAY featuring Julia Holter  VISIONS featuring Julia Holter  YOU WASH MY SOUL IN SOUND featuring Mark Pritchard  2-LP TRACK LIST:  SIDE 1:        WINDS OF THE SKY featuring Nels Cline  WE WILL LIVE featuring Julia Holter and Devendra Banhart  I’M A HARMONY featuring Julia Holter  SIDE 2:        THE DANCER  CRAZY LOVE featuring The Autumn Defense  TAKE YOUR LOVE TO A HIGHER LEVEL featuring Durga McBroom and Michelle Vidal  ECLIPSE OF ALL LOVE featuring Pat Sansone  ONE FULL CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN  SIDE 3:        BEAUTIFUL PLAY featuring Julia Holter  VISIONS featuring Julia Holter  YOU WASH MY SOUL IN SOUND featuring Mark Pritchard  SIDE 4:        SMILE (I’VE COME TO SEE YOU) featuring Fernando Perdomo*  UGLY GIRL Augustin featuring Linda Perhacs*  SHE WAS LIKE A BIRD (Unfinished Demo) featuring Chris Price*  ONE FULL CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN (Phone Demo)*  * Previously unissued. LP does not include a download card.  Cat: OV-239

Psych-folk legend’s 3rd album since 1970!

 

Until 2014, Linda Perhacs had only issued one album, Parallelograms, in 1970 on Kapp Records. That album immediately fell into obscurity, but gained fans over the ensuing years as fans as disparate as Devendra Banhart, Daft Punk, and death metal group Opeth sung its praises. As the status of Parallelograms continued to rise in the 21st century, Linda found her way back to recording thanks to talented fans like Fernando Perdomo, Julia Holter, and Chris Price. In 2014, another fan, Sufjan Stevens, released Linda’s 44-year follow up to ParallelogramsThe Soul Of All Natural Things(produced by Perhacs, Chris Price, and Fernando Perdomo), on his label Asthmatic Kitty.

Perhacs long overdue return to music was joyously welcomed with MOJO magazine describing the album as “a spectrally hypnotic work of prismatic beauty.” Now in 2017, Perhacs joins the Omnivore family with a new album, I’m A Harmony—this time produced by Pat Sansone (Wilco/The Autumn Defense) with Linda Perhacs and Fernando Perdomo reprising their roles from The Soul Of All Natural Things.

Also returning from the 2014 project are composer/multi-instrumentalist/producers, Julia Holter and Chris Price. Joining the ensemble are Pat Sansone and John Stirratt (The Autumn Defense/Wilco), Nels Cline and Glenn Kotche (Wilco), Devendra Banhart offers up a spoken word segment on “We Will Live,” and producer/remixer Mark Pritchard brings his producing talents to bear on “You Wash My Soul In Sound.” Additional contributions from John Pirrucello, James Haggerty, Leddie Garcia, Greg Wiezorek, and singers Michelle Vidal & Durga McBroom grace tracks throughout the project.

For Record Store Day, I’m A Harmony will see new life as a double LP on with four previously unissued tracks including demos featuring Price and Perdomo, as well as a collaboration with Swedish singer/songwriter/producer Augustin. Printed lyric insert individually autographed by Linda radomly inserted into half the pressing.

 

CD / DIGITAL TRACK LIST:

 

 

WINDS OF THE SKY featuring Nels Cline

WE WILL LIVE featuring Julia Holter and Devendra Banhart

I’M A HARMONY featuring Julia Holter

THE DANCER

CRAZY LOVE featuring The Autumn Defense

TAKE YOUR LOVE TO A HIGHER LEVEL featuring Durga McBroom and Michelle Vidal

ECLIPSE OF ALL LOVE featuring Pat Sansone

ONE FULL CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN

BEAUTIFUL PLAY featuring Julia Holter

VISIONS featuring Julia Holter

YOU WASH MY SOUL IN SOUND featuring Mark Pritchard

2-LP TRACK LIST:

SIDE 1:

 

 

WINDS OF THE SKY featuring Nels Cline

WE WILL LIVE featuring Julia Holter and Devendra Banhart

I’M A HARMONY featuring Julia Holter

SIDE 2:

 

 

THE DANCER

CRAZY LOVE featuring The Autumn Defense

TAKE YOUR LOVE TO A HIGHER LEVEL featuring Durga McBroom and Michelle Vidal

ECLIPSE OF ALL LOVE featuring Pat Sansone

ONE FULL CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN

SIDE 3:

 

 

BEAUTIFUL PLAY featuring Julia Holter

VISIONS featuring Julia Holter

YOU WASH MY SOUL IN SOUND featuring Mark Pritchard

SIDE 4:

 

 

SMILE (I’VE COME TO SEE YOU) featuring Fernando Perdomo*

UGLY GIRL Augustin featuring Linda Perhacs*

SHE WAS LIKE A BIRD (Unfinished Demo) featuring Chris Price*

ONE FULL CIRCLE AROUND THE SUN (Phone Demo)*

* Previously unissued. LP does not include a download card.

Cat: OV-239