James Elkington - Wintres Woma (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 38:34 minutes | 436 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Fans of the new wave of trad-folk are no doubt familiar with the music of James Elkington, even if they've never heard his name. The London transplant cut his teeth in the Chicago Thrill Jockey scene, moving his band The Zincs to the city before collaborating on projects with Tortoise's Doug McCombs, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Steve Gunn. Drawing from British folk, avant-rock, and jazz traditions alike, Wintres Woma (Old English for "the sound of winter") is James Elkington's debut solo record. His assured album, recorded at Wilco's Loft, is baroquely detailed and beautifully constructed, featuring both his baritone vocals and some of Chicago's finest, including Tomeka Reid.