BILL MALLONEE & THE BIG SKY RAMBLERS - SLOW TRAUMA (CD, 2016, Indie)
Thank you folks, for keeping indie-Americana artists alive and well! ~ Bill Mallonee. Cd is a wallet-style digi-pak with lyrics. Muriah & I have lived out here in the rural, high desert of New Mexico for the last 6 years. With a home studio that I feel increasingly comfortable in, I've hit a creative output that's unlike anything I've ever done previously. It's been a journey lyrically & musically. I saw David Bowie in the Elephant Man. And a line he delivered will always move me to tears: "There are so many ideas in my head that sometimes I feel like it will explode." There are 4 "high desert" albums, to my ears, standout, each with a particular view, role and "destination" in my life. Those albums are "Dolorosa, "Winnowing," "Lands & Peoples." And now, "Slow Trauma. All have been born in the last 3 years. The "family" is growing! (As a side: I consider Amber Waves & The Power & The Glory" to be Vigilantes of Love albums).