Father John Misty - Pure Comedy (2017) [Official Digital Download]

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Father John Misty - Pure Comedy (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Father John Misty - Pure Comedy (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:17 minutes | 785 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Father John Misty's Pure Comedy is the highly anticipated follow-up to his internationally acclaimed album, I Love You, Honeybear. Pure Comedy highlights include the title track alongside standouts "Leaving LA," "Total Entertainment Forever," "Ballad of the Dying Man," "When The God Of Love Returns There'll Be Hell To Pay" and "Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before The Revolution." Since 2012, Father John Misty, aka Josh Tillman, has unexpectedly emerged as a singular (if not undeniably, um, idiosyncratic) voice. Whether by virtue of his lyrics, which routinely defy the presumed polarities of wit and empathy; his live performances which may perhaps be described best as "intimately berzerk", or the infuriating line he seems to occupy between canny and total fraud online or in interviews, Father John Misty has cultivated a rare space for himself in the musical landscape - that of a real enigma. Pure Comedy sees Tillman at the height of these powers: as a lyricist, and equally so a cultural observer - at times bordering on freakishly prescient. Tillman's bent critiques, bared humanity and gently warped classic songwriting are all here in equal measure and - at 75 minutes - there's a veritable fuck ton of it. The album navigates themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, aging, social media, human nature, human connection and his own role in it all with his usual candour, and in terms as timely as they are timeless. Tillman wrote the majority of Pure Comedy throughout 2015 and recorded all the basic tracking and vocals live to tape (in no more than two takes each) at United Studios (fka the legendary Ocean Way Studios, favored by Frank Sinatra and The Beach Boys) in Los Angeles March 2016. Pure Comedy was co-produced once again by Josh Tillman and long-time producer Jonathan Wilson; mixed by Tillman, Wilson and Trevor Spencer, and mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios. The album features string, horn and choral arrangements from classical iconoclast Gavin Bryars (Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet, Sinking Of The Titanic), with additional contributions from Nico Muhly and Thomas Bartlett.


01. Pure Comedy
02. Total Entertainment Forever
03. Things It Would Be Helpful To Know Before The Revolution
04. Ballad of the Dying Man
05. Birdie
06. Leaving LA
07. A Bigger Paper Bag
08. When the God of Love Returns There'll Be Hell to Pay
09. Smoochie
10. Two Wildly Different Perspectives
11. The Memo
12. So I’m Growing Old on Magic Mountain
13. In Twenty Years or So

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-12-14 07:42:05

Analyzed: Father John Misty / Pure Comedy

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR8 -1.00 dB -12.91 dB 6:24 01-Pure Comedy
DR6 -1.02 dB -8.95 dB 2:54 02-Total Entertainment Forever
DR6 -1.00 dB -10.36 dB 4:18 03-Things It Would Be Helpful To Know Before The Revolution
DR7 -1.00 dB -10.58 dB 4:51 04-Ballad of the Dying Man
DR9 -1.02 dB -14.50 dB 5:20 05-Birdie
DR9 -1.10 dB -13.82 dB 13:12 06-Leaving LA
DR7 -1.00 dB -10.00 dB 4:42 07-A Bigger Paper Bag
DR11 -1.10 dB -15.93 dB 4:04 08-When the God of Love Returns There'll Be Hell to Pay
DR9 -1.09 dB -12.19 dB 3:46 09-Smoochie
DR9 -1.00 dB -13.82 dB 3:13 10-Two Wildly Different Perspectives
DR7 -1.04 dB -13.50 dB 5:17 11-The Memo
DR8 -1.05 dB -12.42 dB 9:58 12-So I’m Growing Old on Magic Mountain
DR9 -1.00 dB -14.20 dB 6:27 13-In Twenty Years or So

Number of tracks: 13
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1484 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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