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Painting Over the Dirt

Painting Over the Dirt

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Imaginary Johnny's debut full-length takes the acclaimed sound of his 2003 EP, 'The Upside of the Downside', to new heights. Lush orchestration emboldens intimate lyricism. A human simplicity emerges from densely-layered electronics. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that Imaginary Johnny's first-person storytelling is a play-fort built amid a thicket of sampled beats. Although it would be absurd. * * * Praise for 'Painting Over the Dirt': 'In 'Work Related', IJ showcases his venerable story-telling talents with the heartbreaking tale of a man forced into exile after one incident. 'Work Related' brings a nouveau element to the outlaw's tale, as this post-NAFTA drama unfolds on top of a lo-fi backbeat.' [TRAMPOLINEHOUSE.COM] Praise for 'The Upside of the Downside': 'If the debut from Imaginary Johnny is any indication of what's to come, Belle and Sebastian best be watching it's back. Muffled broadcasts and tweaked-out squiggles peg lyrics about instant coffee, tropical rain storms and purple-clad prostitutes. Wolferman's summery ballads flutter past like sweet visions of rose colored icing on a three-tier wedding cake ... The commentary on love, loss, and New Orleans never grows tiresome.' [MAGNET] "While there are other singer-songwriters who enhance their storytelling with electronics, Imaginary Johnny envelopes acoustics, burbles and ideal pop vocals into a gentle, less-handled whole.... Imaginary Johnny is either arriving at a new place or painting a picture of where he's been, sometimes fitful and other times content. 'The Upside of the Downside', with it's warm fills and club-affectionate beats, is a songwriter with equal regard for electronics and illumination." [INDIEWORKSHOP.COM] "Whether through words or sounds, it never feels artificial and never overriding. This, in a sense, is indie-pop's equivalent to Willie Nelson's 'Red Headed Stranger.' It really is that good." [BROWNSVILLE HERALD]

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Artist: Imaginary Johnny
Title: Painting Over the Dirt
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 24/01/2006
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 783707259406
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