Soul of All Natural Things
2014 sophomore album from the Psych Folk singer/songwriter, the long-awaited follow-up to her 1970 debut album PARALLELOGRAMS. Linda was a dental hygienist who was inspired by nature and by the cultural revolution going on around her. When PARALLELOGRAMS was finished, it sounded like a masterpiece, but the label had pressed it so poorly, sales were non-existent. Obscurity beckoned. But in the internet age obscurity can be discreetly transformed into a kind of niche immortality. By 2003, PARALLELOGRAMS had become a cult album. And slowly, Perhaps began making music again. THE SOUL OF ALL NATURAL THINGS, for all it's apparent serenity, is also a subtly polemical album, full of exhortations to take a step out of our frantic everyday lives. "We get too far out of balance and we must find a way to get back to our polestar," Perhaps says. "I have a deeper purpose. My soul is giving itself to the people; I want them to be helped, I want them to be lifted."