Loren Connors is an avant-garde legend, his singular alien take on the blues is considered on par with John Fahey’s rewrite of American string music. Connors’ previous vinyl releases for Family Vineyard quickly sold out. After ten years, legendary avant guitarist Loren Connors returns to his much acclaimed and beloved The Departing of a Dream series. Initially based loosely as tribute to Miles Davis' masterwork "He Loved Him Madly," Connors delves further into the inspiration to explore melody as a slow-moving spectrum of shades projected against a fragile, often decaying ambiance.
Volume Five continues the theme, as Connors coaxes complex blues mutations and wide swathes of distant vibrating tones - not unlike the expressionistic cry of Miles' horn. The flutter of voices and din that seep in between the sustained notes transform into a choir as only Connors can lead.
The mini-album is presented as a 10-inch, housed in a purple sleeve with metallic ink and download coupon. Audio mastering by Taylor Deupree at 12k and vinyl mastering by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering.