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Kath Bloom & Loren Connors - Restless Faithful Desperate (LP - Limited Blue Vinyl)

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First ever vinyl reissue for landmark 1984 private press folk-psych album by Connecticut duo.

The extraordinary creative partnership of New Haven, CT duo Kath Bloom and Loren Connors, has haunted psych-folk fans ever since the early 80s.

Kath taught herself guitar during shifts as a janitor at a New Haven cemetery, while Loren’s free-form idiosyncratic style had been developing since the late 60s. Between 1981 and 1984, the duo recorded two live and four studio albums, mostly self-released in tiny quantities. Early on, their music mixed folk and blues traditionals with a handful of Kath’s vulnerable, moving originals. By the later albums the songs were all Kath’s - her fragile voice and subdued finger-picking set against Loren’s abstract but always supportive playing. Together the duo created a sound almost impossibly emotional and haunting.

Restless Faithful Desperate emerged in 1984, in an edition of 200-300 copies. As her creativity accelerated, Kath’s songs became looser and more intuitive, but Restless contains one of her most gorgeously realised compositions Look at Me. Loren’s long-term collaborator Robert Crotty contributes extra guitar on a couple of tracks. After reissuing four of Kath & Loren’s albums on CD in the late 2000s, Chapter now embarks on the first ever vinyl reissues for these remarkable records. Expect more volumes in early 2019.

Tall Grass

Hold On

When I See You

You Give Me Something

How We Live

When Your Dreams Come True

How It Rains (Instrumental)

Look At Me

Just Don’t Tell Me That It’s Gone

How It Rains

Wait For My Love

The Key

Out In The Woods (Instrumental)

When I Come Home

Xmas Song

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