Regions of Light and Sound of God in a gatefold jacket
200-gram LP pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Debut solo album by My Morning Jacket´s frontman
Recorded at his home studio in Louisville, Kentucky, Jim James plays nearly every instrument on his debut solo LP and he also engineered the album himself. Regions of Light and Sound was inspired primarily by Lynd Ward´s 1929 graphic novel God´s Man, which "chronicles an artist´s struggles with temptation and corruption, along with finding true love," according to a press release. "Some of the things happening in the book were happening to me in real life, in a very strange and painful, then a very beautiful way," James said.
"I wanted the album to sound like it came from a different place in time. Perhaps sounding as if it were the past of the future, if that makes any sense-like a hazy dream that a fully-realized android or humanoid capable of thought might have when it reminisces about the good old days of just being a simple robot."
Mixing analog and digital recording techniques, James created vocal sound collages on "Know Til Now" — which Rolling Stone describes as "a psychedelic jazz excursion" — and the spooky "God´s Love to Deliver." "I want people to feel like (the album) helps their life in some way, or that it helps them celebrate or helps them mourn or laugh or cry," James said. "I just want it to feel useful."
Given the QRP 200-gram vinyl treatment, with lacquer plating by Gary Salstrom and pressing by the world´s finest record pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, this LP sounds fantastic.