Cosmic Dreamer Music
Jesse Woods - Autoflower (CD)
Limited to 1000 copies worldwide. Ships November 30th.
Autoflower listens like a postcard from a life lived on the fringes and it overflows with harmony. "It's mostly about other people's relationships," he told me. We all know that observing something inevitably changes it. It also reveals as much about the observer as the observed.
The record's defining sound (besides Jesse's voice) is his 1950's lap steel guitar. It's a sound that embodies everything I've been saying about Jesse -- constant movement, sliding from place to place, with a certain adrift quality. And, like his music, the lap steel exudes an airy expansiveness, classic sensibility, and unshakable beauty. -Bill Baird