Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs Vinyl LP (Out Of Stock)
Jessica Pratt Quiet Signs Vinyl LP
Jessica Pratt is not a loud performer. She does not have to be. In a club of a few hundred, even the bar staff are known to go quiet while she's on stage. Her third album, Quiet Signs, feels like a distillation of this power. The album leads off with "Opening Night," a nod to Gena Rowlands' harrowing, brilliant performance in the John Cassavetes film of the same name. It's also an emblem of where this spare, mysterious collection of songs falls in the course of Pratt's career. "On some level I considered an audience while making the last record (2015's On Your Own Love Again)," she notes, "But my creative world was still very private then and I analyzed the process less. This was the first time I approached writing with the idea of a cohesive record in mind."
Her first album fully recorded in a professional studio setting, Quiet Signs finds Pratt's songwriting and accompanying guitar work refined – more distinct and direct. Songs like "Fare Thee Well" and "Poly Blue" retain glimmers of OYOLA‘s hazy day afternoon spells, yet delicate flute, strings sustained by organ arrangements, and rehearsal room piano now gesture towards the lush chamber pop and longing of The Left Banke. On the album's first single, "This Time Around," Pratt hits on a profound, late-night clarity over just a couple of deep chords, evoking Caetano Veloso‘s casual seaside brilliance. And before the curtain drops on Quiet Signs, Pratt provides a show-stopping closer, "Aeroplane."
The album was written in Los Angeles and recorded at Gary's Electric in Brooklyn, NY over 2017 and 2018. It was co-produced by Al Carlson. He plays flute, organ and piano on some songs. Matt McDermott also played piano and string synthesizer.
Jessica Pratt Quiet Signs Track Listing:
1. Opening Night
2. As the World Turns
3. Fare Thee Well
4. Here My Love
5. Poly Blue
6. This Time Around
8. Silent Song
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