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Regions Of Light And Sound Of God


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  • Audio CD (4 Feb 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: V2 Coop
  • ASIN: B00AIQYHBY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,742 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Regions Of Light And Sound of God is the 2013 solo release from My Morning Jacket mainman Jim James. The album was written, produced and almost entirely performed by James (with the exception of strings and percussion) in Louisville, KY.

BBC Review

As the frontman of psych-rock visionaries My Morning Jacket and one quarter of supergroup Monsters of Folk, Kentucky musician Jim James is nothing if not versatile.

His principal group are given to dabbling in more genres over the course of one album than many bands might dare tackle in an entire career, while his sweet, heartfelt tribute to George Harrison – released under the name Yim Yames in 2009 – demonstrated a talent and sensibility that could flourish in any setting.

Regions of Light and Sound of God is his debut solo album proper, and, superficially at least, it is about as far-removed from his unadorned Harrison covers as possible. It veers from old-school soul, RnB and jazz influences, saxophone solos and tinkling keys to syrupy 50s balladry and crackling, futuristic funk.

Yet, in tone and in feel, it isn’t that distant from those tribute songs at all. It is pretty similar, in fact – and this is very much a good thing.

For something that James has in common with Harrison is an appreciation of spirituality that extends far beyond mere dilettantism. It imbues his music with wonder and joy, two things of which there are plenty to be found here.

Never an artist tethered by the constraints of a traditional rock band, James nevertheless sounds liberated by striking out on his own. He plays every instrument here, and claims producing and engineering credits for himself.

His aim was to approximate a sound that “came from a different place in time”, something its songs accomplish effortlessly. The album is heavily inspired by a 1929 novel by Lynd Ward entitled God’s Man – in which a story dealing with creativity, corruption, love and temptation is told entirely via a series of wooden engravings.

These themes explored are sometimes weighty, though hardly mired in existential doubt. Throughout, they are always presented in a playful, generous manner.

Buoyed by another fantastic vocal performance by James, Regions of Light and Sound of God skips its way through styles with abandon. Yet it never feels anything less than utterly cohesive, or the product of anyone other than its maker. It’s a soulful, self-contained delight. --James Skinner

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Martin Fielding on 20 April 2013
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I was introduced to this album by the recent (early 2013) New Music disc from Uncut mag which had track 2 on it. Any track that could start out as a wistful ballad and end up as lounge bar jazz has my immediate interest and the album is just as unpredictable throughout. The killer tracks are Dear One, reminiscent of Kate Bush, the beautiful Actress and the middle eastern influenced All Is Forgiven but there are no filler tracks and the whole album is excellent, with great use of brass and strings and interesting lyrics, which are reproduced in full on the CD insert.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daft_Togger on 23 Feb 2013
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Brilliant album. If you like MMJ, you'll find room to appreciate this accomplishment. A fine mix of tracks sufficiently different.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. W. Riggs on 4 Feb 2013
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Jim James goes solo, always tricky territory but MMJ fans can relax Jim James pulls it off with aplomb. His eclectic mix of songs enhance his reputation as a purveryor of Americana music. Ignore the rather pretentious title and add to your MMJ collection without hesitation.

A brave record no it's not MMJ but the 38 minutes hold your attention, the stand out track being 'A New Life'. There's no heavy guitar riffing just JJ's great innovative vocals. A record that requires a few listens.
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