Chris Thile – Laysongs (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Chris Thile – Laysongs (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:41 minutes | 705 MB | Genre: Pop, Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Nonesuch

The album is his first truly solo album: just Thile, his voice, and his mandolin, on new recordings of six original songs and three covers, all of which contextualize and banter with his ideas about spirituality. Recorded in a converted upstate New York church during the pandemic, Laysongs’ centerpiece is the three-part “Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth,” which was inspired by C.S. Lewis’sThe Screwtape Letters. The album also features a song Thile wrote about Dionysus; a performance of the fourth movement of Béla Bartók’sSonata for Solo Violin; “God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot” based on Buffy Sainte-Marie’s adaptation of a Leonard Cohen poem; a cover of bluegrass legend Hazel Dickens’ “Won’t You Come and Sing for Me;” and an original instrumental loosely modeled after the Prelude from J.S. Bach’s Partita for Solo Violin in E Major


1. Chris Thile – Laysong
2. Chris Thile – Ecclesiastes
3. Chris Thile – God Is Alive Magic Is Afoot
4. Chris Thile – Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth, Pt. 1
5. Chris Thile – Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth, Pt. 2
6. Chris Thile – Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth, Pt. 3
7. Chris Thile – Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117: IV. Presto
8. Chris Thile – Dionysus
9. Chris Thile – Won’t You Come and Sing for Me