Songs:Ohia | Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Reissue) 2LP

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Songs:Ohia | Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Reissue) 2LP

  • Released 12/2/2014
  • Gatefold Jacket
  • 2LP Black Vinyl
  • Includes Download
  • Cat: SC299

Didn't It Rain is Jason Molina's first perfect record. Recorded live in a single room, with no overdubs and musicians creating their parts on the fly, the overall approach to the recording was nothing new for Molina. But something in the air and execution of Didn't It Rain clearly sets it apart from his existing body of work. His albums had always been full of space, but never had Molina sculpted the space as masterfully as he does on Didn't It Rain.

Didn't It Rain is an ode to the Midwest Rust Belt under which Molina was born and Molina's newfound Chicago home. When we move to a new place, we must truly confront all our own weaknesses and strengths, and Molina puts that all on the table with this one. The album's triple-threat center pieces come by way of "Ring The Bell," "Cross The Road, Molina," and "Blue Factory Flame."

 

This expanded reissue presents Molina's home demos of the record, eight previously unreleased tracks, complete with a distant playground full of children chiming in the background for a few songs. The glorious juxtaposition of Molina's songs' desolation and the blissful playing of children is about as haunting as it gets, friends. — Eric Deines, Bloomington, IN, August, 2014

Track Listing:
A
1. Didn't It Rain
2. Steve Albini's Blues
3. Ring The Bell
4. Cross The Road, Molina

B
1. Blue Factory Flame
2. Two Blue Lights
3. Blue Chicago Moon

C
1. Didn't It Rain
2. Ring The Bell (Working Title: Depression No. 42)
3. Cross The Road, Molina (Working Title: Chicago City Moon)
4. Blue Factory Flame

D
1. Two Blue Lights
2. Blue Chicago Moon
3. The Gray Tour (Working Title: Waiting Its Whole Life)
4. Spectral Alphabet


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