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 - Parallelograms

  • Linda Perhacs

    Parallelograms LP (1970)

    Kapp Records

Ranked #171 in the Soul Strut 200

An obscure, dreamy, dark female folk record that quickly became a fan favorite here on Soul Strut, making many "best of" psych and folk lists. It also didn't hurt that it was used in some popular hip hop productions wink  Perhacs recorded this lone record for Kapp in 1970 shortly returning to her profession as a dental hygienist after the album failed to get any traction.  The recording is extremely minimal, spotlighting her ability to layer vocal harmonies over soothing acoustic guitar lines.  It can also take listeners on an incredible surreal journey as best demonstrated on tracks like "Chimacum Rain" and "Hey, Who Really Cares".  Perhacs would enjoy cult-like success over the years prompting her to get back in the recording booth 44 years later for her follow up The Soul of All Natural Things  and 2017's I'm A Harmony .


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