Not for Nothing
Jordan Lee’s latest collective serve up sumptuous folk fare. Inspired by both life on tour and Lee’s adopted New York home, his band of friends and associates have lovingly pieced together a staggeringly gorgeous and resolutely timeless album. Twinkling into life through the shimmering “Madrugada”, Skip a Sinking Stone assumes a dream-like quality and rarely threatens to disrupt your reverie. “Skipping Stones” uses a swirling orchestra beautifully, while the sultry “Lost Dreamers” asks us (very politely) to “throw away our phones”.