The newest record from jazz-folk-roots fusionist Bill Frisell sees the musician creating the perfect soundtrack to accompany photos taken by Disfarmer, a photographer during the era of the Great Depression. The music created by Frisell is as stark as the cover shot of the CD and proves to be the definitive soundtrack to such an important time in history. The album as a whole retains a musically minimalist feel to it but it was ultimately one I found to be rather enjoyable. Disfarmer is a hauntingly beautiful record and well worth hearing for yourself.
Highlights include “Lovesick Blues,” “Farmer,” “Exposed” and “Natural Light.”