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SAM TU­DOR

QUOTIDIAN DREAM Softly spo­ken song­writer Sam Tu­dor might have dubbed his new al­bum “quotidian”, but the record is far from mun­dane. Kick­ing off the LP with alt-folk bal­lad “New Apart­ment”, an ode to self-im­posed iso­la­tion, Tu­dor dis­plays his pen­chant for ev­ery­thing left-field by blend­ing wist­ful acous­tic gui­tar melodies with light string har­monies and a mid­dleeight break­down led by a vel­vety clar­inet solo. Hardly runof-the-mill. Dif­fer­ent gen­res abound on the record—tu­dor’s hu­mor­ous ditty “Brain Steal­ers” sees pro­grammed drums meld with Span­ish gui­tar riffs to build a Hawai­ian hula feel, and nods to Simon and Gar­funkel and Jef­fer­son Air­plane swiftly fol­low. But de­spite that eclec­ti­cism, Tu­dor’s mel­low vo­cals and cap­ti­vat­ing sto­ries tie each track to the next. Re­laxed and so­phis­ti­cated, Quotidian Dream is the per­fect ac­com­pa­ni­ment to fall.

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