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More or Less is about witnessing birth, and in some ways rebirth. It’s about feeling disconnected from a popular identity and becoming acclimated to a new one. It’s about raising kids in a turbulent world. It’s about unanswerable questions and kindness and friendship and fear.
This is my fifth album. I worked with some incredible people who have made many of my favorite albums. It was an important lesson in minimalism, and while their consolidated stamp on the album is vast, it’s a credit to their creative generosity that the result feels more like ‘me’ than ever.
More sparse. Less meticulous. More kids. Less time. More direct. Less metaphor. More discovery. Less youth. More warmth. Less chaos. (read more)
In between recording sessions, I’d listen to Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks and Nick Drake’s Pink Moon. I’d think about how sometimes, what seems unfinished at genesis can feel more final when given a moment to settle.
In my twenties, I boxed my way from the corners of every noisy bar that would let me bring in my guitar. I was stubbornly optimistic.
1. Dan Mangan - Lynchpin
2. Dan Mangan - Peaks & Valleys
3. Dan Mangan - Just Fear
4. Dan Mangan - Lay Low
5. Dan Mangan - Cold in the Summer
6. Dan Mangan - Troubled Mind
7. Dan Mangan - Fool for Waiting
8. Dan Mangan - Can't Not
9. Dan Mangan - Never Quiet
10. Dan Mangan - Which Is It