Traditional Techniques by Stephen Malkmus
Limited Edition Red Vinyl includes Download Code.
‘Traditional Techniques’, out on Domino, is new phase folk music for new phase folks, with Stephen Malkmus as attuned as ever to the rhythms of the ever-evolving
lingual slipstream. It’s packed with handmade arrangements, modern folklore and 10 songs written and performed in his singular voice.
Centred around the songwriter’s 12-string acoustic guitar and informed by a half-century of folk-rock reference points, ‘Traditional Techniques’ is the product of Malkmus and Halfling engineer/arranger-inresidence Chris Funk (The Decemberists). Additionally, Matt Sweeney (Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Chavez) plays guitar throughout, creating gorgeous folk music, with the occasional bursts of flute-laced swagger and straight-up commune rock.