Silent Offerings Of Sound
the collections of Jonathan Glen Wood
In a music world of structured album roll outs where track premieres lead to release announcements which leads to a music video and then a second single and then a mini tour and then so on and so on and so on...you get it. Anyway, all over the world musicians are silently releasing their art to zero fanfare or structured plan. Neither way is the factually "correct" way to release music, but there is something pure about artists releasing music into an empty cosmos simply because it's part of their being.
Which leads us to the gifted Jonathan Glen Wood. Locals of Louisville may know him from his brilliant band Old Baby, but his solo career has been quite the gift to those who have paid attention to his ever expanding Bandcamp page since July 2014. Before we take a look at his individual releases, my overall thought of Wood's work is a comparison to untouched land. His music, while new, feels like something found in an old trunk in the attic of a lost time, each of his tracks pulled from brittle and forgotten 78s of the past and to be treasured today.