Jim O’Rourke - The Visitor (3 stars)

Jim O’Rourke - The Visitor

(Drag City)

It’s been eight years in the making but this indie legend makes his long-awaited return with a sublime solo effort in the form of The Visitor. All-instrumental and played solely by his own masterful hand, the record is a series of musical interludes driven by picked and plucked acoustic guitars, organs, pianos, shakers, wind and strings. It’s a pretty subdued affair throughout but displays the expertise and awe-inspiring musicianship we have come to expect from the revered collaborator and producer. Tipped as the sequel to 1997’s Bad Timing, it is a must for fans and anyone interested in the more avant-garde side of indie.

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