Parlor

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All Music Guide - Travis Drageset
Opening with the alluringly melodic "Empty Chairs," which recounts the last words of a beloved, Parlor continues in Phelan's pattern of thematic recurrence. These songs are abstractions about longing, loss, empty affection, and failing trust set to minimal soundscapes with elegant piano melodies as the foundation for layers of sedative-like lap steel, liquid percussion, and subdued, Morricone-esque cornet. Written in the studio with touring bandmembers Phil Murphy, Jim Thompson, and Paul Watson and produced by Phelan, Parlor is a more collaborative effort than his previous Songs Of, allowing coherence and synchronicity to come from a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Travis Drageset
Opening with the alluringly melodic "Empty Chairs," which recounts the last words of a beloved, Parlor continues in Phelan's pattern of thematic recurrence. These songs are abstractions about longing, loss, empty affection, and failing trust set to minimal soundscapes with elegant piano melodies as the foundation for layers of sedative-like lap steel, liquid percussion, and subdued, Morricone-esque cornet. Written in the studio with touring bandmembers Phil Murphy, Jim Thompson, and Paul Watson and produced by Phelan, Parlor is a more collaborative effort than his previous Songs Of, allowing coherence and synchronicity to come from a place of sustenance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2001
  • Label: Jagjaguwar
  • UPC: 656605203027
  • Catalog Number: 30
  • Sales rank: 244,945

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Empty Chairs (4:50)
  2. 2 Crippled For (6:28)
  3. 3 Arch and Effort (5:13)
  4. 4 In Debt (2:59)
  5. 5 Advice (4:49)
  6. 6 Marring the Frame (3:23)
  7. 7 Unearned (5:46)
  8. 8 Headline (5:04)
  9. 9 Peel-House (3:20)
  10. 10 Presume (4:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patrick Phelan Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Phil Murphy Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Jim Thomson Percussion, Drums
Paul Watson Bass, Guitar, Cornet
Karl Runge Violin
Technical Credits
Brent Lambert Mastering
Patrick Phelan Producer, Engineer
Bryan Hoffa Engineer
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