Chris Madsen – In Black and White
Great private press from Vancouver, BC featuring one-half dark, haunted ssw moves with reverberated vocals, these songs being the best on the LP. Chris has a deep voice which must issue some sort of web as you are drawn to listen to him sing as he covers topics like nature, love and loss. The other half of the LP contains solo guitar that, while played skilfully, pails in comparison to the songs with vocals (in my opinion). Released independently in 1983, though many of the songs were composed earlier.
Sometime after 1980 Chris spent a winter in a Tipi and wrote many of the songs. Afterwards he played the coffee house circuit and eventually drummed up enough cash to press up the album himself. True to his acoustic convictions the album retains his minimalist approach and doesn’t suffer from it. Even the reverberation was done using a real reverb plate. No digital effects here. To this day Chris has made a living from playing and creating acoustic music. See the link below to visit his website.