Evening Machines

Evening Machines

by Gregory Alan Isakov


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Fresh off a tour with the Colorado Symphony, Gregory Alan Isakov goes both big and small on his fourth studio long player, the brooding and beautiful Evening Machines. Recorded at home on his working three-acre farm -- in addition to making music, he sells vegetable seeds and grows his own market crops -- the 12-song set feels derived from moonlight; an insomniac's journal refined into an elegant, leather-bound codex. On par with the best works from indie folk dramatists like Andrew Bird, Josh Ritter, and early Sufjan Stevens, Evening Machines caters to Isakov's folk and pop proclivities with equal measure, delivering austere ballads that evoke Springsteen at his most pensive and confectionary hooks that would make James Mercer lose a tooth -- those earworms, however, are swathed in layers of reverb and administered at half the speed of your average Shins song. The LP's just over 40-minute runtime feels appropriate, and while it doesn't overstay its welcome, there's still enough meat on the bone to satiate. Isakov has crafted a dark gem of a record that filters American folk music through the wide-open vistas of his bucolic homeland while maintaining a level of intimacy that can feel almost uncanny in its intensity.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2018
Label: Dualtone Music Group
UPC: 0803020188327
catalogNumber: 1883

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Performance Credits

Gregory Alan Isakov   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bass,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Ukulele,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Noise,Mellotron,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Reed Organ,Juno
Nick Forster   Pedal Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Andrew Berlin   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Noise,fender rhodes
Jeb Bows   Violin,Viola,Background Vocals
John Grigsby   Electric Bass,Background Vocals,Upright Bass
Julie Davis   Background Vocals
Jamie Mefford   Drums,Electric Guitar,Moog Synthesizer,Noise,fender rhodes,Juno
Rachel Sliker   Violin,Viola,Background Vocals
Laurie Shook   Background Vocals
Jesse Bates   Pedal Steel Guitar
Lauren Jacobson   Casio
Bonnie May Paine   Background Vocals,Saw
Philip Parker   Cello,Background Vocals
Steve Varney   Banjo,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Electric Drums
Ashlei Priest   Background Vocals
Ilan Isakov   fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Max Barcelow   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ron Scott   Composer
Andrew Berlin   Engineer
Scott McCormick   Layout
Gregory Alan Isakov   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Jamie Mefford   Engineer
Rachel Sliker   String Arrangements
Lauren Jacobson   Choir Boy
Steve Varney   Composer
Ilan Isakov   Composer,String Arrangements

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