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Jim James Announces 'Uniform Distortion' Companion Acoustic Album 'Uniform Clarity'

Thursday, 13 September 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Kevin Ratterman

Jim James will release 'Uniform Clarity' on October 5 via ATO Records.

The album will feature acoustic versions of tracks from the My Morning Jacket frontman’s most recent solo LP, 'Uniform Distortion', which arrived back in June. He said:

“The idea for UNIFORM CLARITY came from UNIFORM DISTORTION, an album of intentional chaos/dirt: literal and figurative distortion of lyrics and sound meant to echo and hopefully shed some light on the twisted times and distortion of the truth in which we now live. UNIFORM CLARITY is meant to illuminate the other side – raw and real, but very clear, much like in the early days of recording where all you could hear was the truth because there were no ways to manipulate recordings in the studio. Working with Shawn Everett, we created a document style recording of these songs- just vocals, guitar and the space itself- no special FX. A crystal clear illustration of the flawed beauty of what a song starts off as or sometimes remains- a thought. a seed. a light from the womb of the universe brought to life down here on earth."

The first two tracks to be shared from the record are You Get To Rome and Over And Over. While the latter stays true to the original and retains its '60s rock 'n' roll influences, the classic rock swagger of You Get To Rome has been swapped out for a folk rendition delivered over finger-picked acoustic guitar.



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