COVER IMAGE
LP released: May 31, 2024

Tracklisting:
Side A
1. Future Sand (Feat. David Lackner)
2. Soft Power (Feat. David Lackner)
3. Pose Beams (Feat. Jefre Cantu-ledesma, Robbie Lee)
4. Flutter Intensity (Feat. Russell Greenberg)
Side B
1. The Big Clock (Feat. David Moore, Britt Hewitt)
2. There Was Somebody There (Feat. David Moore, Jefre Cantu-ledesma)
3. Get Some Rest (Feat. Mary Lattimore)
EZRA FEINBERG
SOFT POWER (CLEAR VINYL)
Label: TONAL UNION
Cat No: TU006LE
Barcode: 4251804143608
Packaging: LP (100g)

Ezra Feinberg's third album Soft Power sees the composer-guitarist enlist an impressive array of fellow musicians including Mary Lattimore, David Moore (Bing & Ruth), Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Robbie Lee and share the life affirming lead single 'Future Sand'.

Defined by its abundance of melodies, repeating figures and ecstatic improvisations, Soft Power exudes an enlightened and transformative spirit to empower the listener. Feinberg, a practising psychoanalyst and former founding member of the San Francisco psychedelic collective Citay (Dead Oceans / Important Records) resides in the artistic enclave of upstate New York's Hudson River valley. Initial recordings emerged in the late summer of 2020, before added synthesis with collaborator John Thayer (Arp, Sunwatchers) during early 2021. Soft Power follows previous albums 'Recumbent Speech' (2020) and 'Pentimento and Others' (2018).

Feinberg artfully transcends the listener to an enriched place, his compositions distinguished by the deep humanity that lies at their core, plugging the listener into a state of wide eyed being, open and alive. Soft Power then is Ezra's own mantra but also one of power giving - a colourful catharsis translated into music.

Feinberg's music always speaks to the listener, but Soft Power, in whispering, speaks loudest.

"Much like everyday life, I wanted to convey these very plain, simple, tranquil, nearly quotidian aspects, but each piece contains this arc in which that form expands, is broken out of, so what starts out like a painting of flowers in a seaside motel turns into a riot of color and sound, or you feel slipped into a dream that feels like it could go on forever"