Nels Cline Lovers on 180g 2LP
Lovers is a new double album of conceptual orchestrated ballads from Wilco guitarist Nels Cline with assistance from producer David Breskin and orchestrator, conductor, trumpeter and producer Michael Leonhart. "It's 19 pieces from all walks of life but put together to be thematically related to the idea of love, intimacy, closeness, sexuality – things like that," Cline explains. "It's a mood music record with a current strain of consciousness running through it. There's maybe five or six of my own pieces on it, as well as so-called standards and pieces from movies, musicals." The cover material on the record includes works by Annette Peacock, Sonic Youth, Arto Lindsay, Henry Mancini and Jerome Kern.