Boomkat Product Review:
For many, Sam Prekop's 1999 debut remains one of the most compelling and evocative records Thrill Jockey have ever released. The Sea and Cake frontman handpicked a backing-band to die for, featuring Jim O'rourke, Chad Taylor, Archer Prewitt and Josh Abrams, delicately crafting a blend of post-rock traditions and an airy brazillian melancholy inspired by Arto Lindsay. The result was at once life affirming and deeply introspective, brimming with the sort of songwriting confidence that allowed itself to expose vulnerability one minute and exuberance the next. This re-issue is long overdue, particularly with the number of enquiries we've had about it since it was last in print a couple of years ago. For a long time one of the most played records we've ever stocked in our shop, Sam Prekop definitely ranks as one of our desert island discs - if you're as yet unfamiliar with it, boy you're in for a treat. Huge recommendation.