The journey never ends for an expansive talent like Damien Jurado. With a broad discography to his credit, you’re left with the impression that this isn’t merely a prolific artist. It feels more as though Jurado is constantly discovering new doors (of perception) to open, perhaps reaching one destination or the so-called end of some horizon, only to discover it’s not the end at all, and another beckons with more unknown mysteries.
The Seattle-based songwriter, with distinctive vocals quietly making an entrance only to unfold into lush and unusual ranges, cultivates another intriguing sonic ambiance with Visions of Us On the Land, the third in a trilogy including Maraqopa (2012) and Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (2014). This time, the journey is a 17-song exploration deep within one’s psyche, set in an endlessly beautiful, haunting expanse of melody and ominous portent.
Full disclosure: Damien Jurado is a big Austin Music Minute favorite. Jurado is back in Austin for a performance tonight at The Parish, 214 E. 6th St. Doors open at 8 p.m. Melbourne folk artist Ben Abraham opens the show. This one comes very recommended.
-Photo courtesy of Secretly Canadian.