Cul de Sac leader Glenn Jones is gearing up to put out another solo album, his first full-length released since My Garden State in 2013. The new one is called Fleeting and was recorded on the banks of New Jersey’s Rancocas Creek with recording engineer Laura Baird. “Flower Turned Inside-Out” is the contemplatively picked at opening track. Here’s what Jones had to say about the track in the liner notes for the album:
I can usually get an acceptable performance of a given piece in two or three takes. However, with “Flower” I set a new “personal best” — 24 takes! After 23 flops over two days, I decided the piece was unperformable, at least by me, and I told Laura Baird I was ready to toss in the towel. (In my mind I could see Jack “One-Take” Rose shaking his head.) Laura would have none of my defeatist bullshit talk and adamantly insisted I do it again. The very next take is the one you hear here. (Thank you, Laura!) I have Jesse Sheppard to thank for the title. After hearing me play the song, he said (not knowing quite what to make of the piece, I suspect) that it “…sounded like a flower turned inside-out or something.” I hope no one expects me to play this song ever again.
01 “Flower Turned Inside-Out”
02 “In Durnace Vile”
03 “Cleó Awake”
04 “Mother’s Day”
05 “Gone Before”
06 “Spokane River Falls”
07 “Portrait Of Basho As A Young Dragon”
08 “Close To The Ground”
09 “Cleó Asleep”
10 “June Too Soon, October All Over”
Fleeting is out 3/18 via Thrill Jockey.