trevor sensor Andy Warhol's Dream (CD, £10.50)label: Jag Jaguwar
Itís Trevor Sensorís voice you notice first. A deep bubbling black tar pit of a sound, itís a voice whose unique timbre resonates far beyond the constraints of the songwriting format. It demands the listener reaches for a new vocabulary. The 23 year oldís debut album ĎAndy Warholís Dreamí is part of a literate folk lineage that runs from Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan through Tom Waits and onto the likes of Bon Iver, Bright Eyes and Sufjan Stevens today. Itís an unflinching honest album, transcendent in its exploration of self and sonically a collision between the classic and the forward-thinking. Sensorís debut EP for the label, ĎTexas Girls And Jesus Christí, was written on a borrowed acoustic guitar. It took him out into the world: 2016 saw him tour Europe before hitting the road in the US for tours with Foy Vance and The Staves. ĎAndy Warholís Dreamí was recorded to tape at Steve Albiniís Electrical Audio and produced by both Jonathan Rado of Foxygen (The Lemon Twigs, Whitney) and songwriter / producer Richard Swift (Damien Jurado, Foxygen). His backing band featured members of Whitney. On these 11 songs, Sensor doesnít so much wear his heart on his sleeve, he flings it out into the darkness of the front rows that sit beyond the glare of the single blinding spotlight. This is the sound of one manís soul laid bare, facing life head on.
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