Various Artists: Parallelogram / Various (Vinyl LP)
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There is a particular magic that comes from finding the right musical pairing. We've all experienced the perfect song at the perfect time and know how electrifying it can be. The set and setting that combine to make those jukebox choices, mix tapes or playlists really work can be so hard to define but easy to identify once they are out there in the wild. Part of the fun in Three Lobed Recordings has always been trying to divine the alchemy of pairings that work to our ears. These efforts have time and time again taken the form of collections and collaborations, both as multi-volume releases (ranging from a trio of multi-disc CD series to the Not The Spaces You Know, But Between Them 4xLP box set) and single albums (such as the collaborative albums from Golden Gunn or the Hagerty-Toth Band to the Eight Trails, One Path compilation). With this in mind, Three Lobed is proud to present Parallelogram, a collection of five carefully assembled split albums celebrating complementary musical pairings. The pairings contained within the Parallelogram collection take a few different forms. Whether the artists are kindred spirits, former touring partners, and/or folks that have mutually inspired one another, the material on each side of each of these records feeds naturally into the other. On whole the artists collected as Parallelogram serve as a sort of reflection of the genres and styles found across the entirety of the Three Lobed catalog. Hiss Golden Messenger - Wish I Had Not Said That [JJ Cale], Hiss Golden Messenger - Still Life Blues [Elephant Micah], Hiss Golden Messenger - Smoke Rings [David Wiffen], Michael Chapman - Another Story, Michael Chapman - The Mallard, Michael Chapman - Vanity and Pride, Michael Chapman - Stockport Monday [Homage Tom Rush], Six Organs of Admittance - Lsha, William Tyler - No Marigolds In The Promised Land, William Tyler - Southern Living, Kurt Vile - Pretty Boy [Randy Newman], Kurt Vile - Way Back Then [John Prine], Kurt Vile - Red Apples for Tom Scharpling, Kurt Vile - NPR Reject, Steve Gunn - 60/40 [Nico], Steve Gunn - Spring Garden, Thurston Moore ; John Moloney: Caught On Tape - Ono Soul, Bishop Orcutt Corsano - The Unspeakable Burden Of Nothing, Bishop Orcutt Corsano - Hot Knobs, Bishop Orcutt Corsano - Clear Fix, Bishop Orcutt Corsano - A Kilo of Tundra, Bishop Orcutt Corsano - Mercury Hiccups, Bishop Orcutt Corsano - Parked Chrysanthemums, Bishop Orcutt Corsano - Politician, Bardo Pond - Screens For A Catch (Fur Bearing Eyes), Yo La Tengo - Electric Eye