Debut album out August 20, 2021. ORDER limited edition purple-nebula vinyl now.
Loose Opinions debut album Shadow of a Shadow on limited edition PURPLE NEBULA color vinyl.
Memphis, Tennessee’s multi-instrumentalist and producer Graham Burks, Jr. has always been in the shadows of a shadowy scene, in a city better at producing cult classics than breakthrough stars. He has toured and played with some of his city’s notable garage/psych/punk bands, be it no-wave analog synth with ex-members of Lost Sounds in Sweet Knives, drums for punk veterans Pezz, chamber-pop bass lines with Magic Kids, or experimental electronics as Infinity Stairs. Now, with Loose Opinions, Burks has stepped into the light.
The pandemic forced a change in focus, and in 2020 Burks turned his attention to his solo studio project Loose Opinions. Yet, this period was marked with personal and collective frustrations, and he found himself creatively stifled. Later that summer, inspired by a sense of connectedness with a world determined to overcome its difficulties, the creative energy began to flow. Shadow of a Shadow, Loose Opinions’ debut album, quickly emerged.
Inspired, Burks wrote and recorded Shadow of a Shadow at home. He played all the instruments, establishing an eclectic palette of layered vocal harmonies, heavily affected guitars, bass, vintage analog synths, live and programmed drums, and the swirl and strum of his rare, vintage Omnichord.
Shadow of a Shadow was written with the vinyl format in mind, and each side of the album is an uninterrupted continuous piece of music, each song melting into the next one. It was designed to compel listeners to slow down, put a needle on the record, and sink into the moment.