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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.