Logan Farmer – Still No Mother (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 39:59 minutes | 384 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Western Vinyl

On Still No Mother, the Colorado-based songwriter processes and explores climate change anxiety using the framework of the American folk song. The album grew from an initial concept of imagining the songs farmhands will sing when their acreage has dried up or burned, and rising sea levels begin engulfing the coasts—not unlike those sung by Woody Guthrie during the devastation of the Dust Bowl. While much art on this subject focuses on external imagery like glacial melt or wildfires, Farmer instead points his writing inward to examine the human mind’s relationship to this impending reality, and the psychological burdens therein. The resulting ambient-folk suite places his earnest croon within a mosaic of orchestral strings, distant piano, and well-placed flutters of electronics, which emerge like artifacts in the rubble of the dusty future his lyrics depict. “The music is intentionally gentle and delicate with shards of piercing dissonance scattered


1. Logan Farmer – River Black
2. Logan Farmer – Sorrowbirds
3. Logan Farmer – War is Body
4. Logan Farmer – Impossible Now
5. Logan Farmer – Rome, Through A Fog
6. Logan Farmer – Vessels
7. Logan Farmer – Seventh Seal
8. Logan Farmer – No One Owes Us Anything