Monday, January 16, 2017

Hear "An Answer For Everything" - from Tim Kasher's Upcoming 3rd Solo Album "No Resolution"

Tim Kasher is a man who seems to have a boundless well of creativity and the energy to bring his visions to life so we can all enjoy them. Over the last 2 decades with his bands Cursive and The Good Life and as a solo artist he has produced 17 LPs and EPs. Play the Kevin Bacon Six Degrees of separation and his associations include Bright Eyes, Commander Venus, Lullaby for the Working Class, Mayday, Okkervill River and his first (band incarnation) Slowdown Virginia.

Kasher's third solo album No Resolution released from 15 Passenger (the new label founded and run by Cursive) will be released March 3rd. The press notes reveal a captivating soundtrack:

No Resolution is the natural continuation of Tim Kasher’s constantly evolving body of work. It is his most cinematic creation, a moving and cathartic collection of soundscapes that feels more like a suite of movements than a standard pop album, complete with instrumental breaks conjoining the nine songs. Fittingly, the 15 pieces will be featured in Kasher’s directorial debut film of the same name, which he also wrote, to be released later this year. Across the album’s strong story the characters – an engaged couple on the brink of a break up – grapple with the specific and the broad, including the restlessness of adulthood and smothering external pressures; relationships in various states of transition and the walls built within them; distrust, indecision, and despair; and the existential anxiety that drives a deep need to leave a mark on the world.
Filled with lush arrangements, No Resolution is some of the most beautiful and finely orchestral music from Kasher, yet it is also his most subdued and understated work. The string arrangements that dominate the album don’t simply hang in the background or accent the pretty melodies, they move the songs forward and force out the melodies as guitars do in traditional hard rock music. There is also a warm sophistication to No Resolution, with its fluid vibraphone tones, and also exhibits Kasher’s deft pop hand, with sudden horn blasts and dynamic shifts.

I so look forward to hearing the full album but for now Kasher has released the song An Answer For Everything a beautifully wistful and ultimately sad relationship song. Enjoy it below.

Robb Donker

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