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Maraqopa

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Nothing Is The News
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Life Away From The Garden
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Maraqopa
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This Time Next Year
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Reel To Reel
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Working Titles
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Everyone A Star
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So On, Nevada
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Museum Of Flight
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Mountains Still Asleep
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 36:32

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Stacey Anderson's past employment highlights include selling watches to Coldplay, chasing spiders from the dressing rooms at Carnegie Hall, and serving as the S...more »

02.21.12
Damien Jurado, Maraqopa
2012 | Label: Secretly Canadian / SC Distribution

On Damien Jurado’s 10th album, the tried and true folk bard is quick to turn on himself — not a comfortable task for a solo performer who stares into seas of people nightly. “Many nights you would hide from the audience/ When they were not in tune with your progress,” he sings on “Working Titles,” as angelic harmonies glide in for some reprieve. “In the end you’re a fool like a journalist/ Who turns what… read more »

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Definetely in my top 10 for the year. I've been following Damien Jurado for years, and this album is one his best.

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DAMIEN JURADO - Maraqopa

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Moving away from the standard singer-songwriter format, Damien Jurado's sound has slowly got fuller, the palette broader, the ambition bigger. On Maraqopa, his 11th album, the development is clear. ‘Nothing Is The News’ kicks things off with a total wig out. ‘Life Away From The Garden’ follows with echoing female harmonies. ‘Reel To Reel’ swirls. These are new sounds. They’re courtesy of a continuing collaboration with singer-turned producer, Richard Swift. There are songs that hark back to his two previous albums, but Swift manages to build on them, keeping the vulnerability of Jurado’s voice and lyrics while adding a new dimension, a new orchestration. It works because it’s done subtly. Even the wig out. In the end, there’s a certain anti-climax. The final song ‘Mountains Still Asleep’ finishes the album quietly, even abruptly. But it’s a trick. It just leaves you waiting impatiently for his 12th album. http://half-lifemusic.com/