John Vanderslice is a generally unnoted musical impresario whose versatility, talent, and intelligence make it seemingly impossible for him to achieve the success he truly deserves — though stranger things have happened. His impeccably crafted pop flows easily from the experimental to the baroque, from spare to plush (with more of a tendency toward the latter), and is always sprinkled with gently insistent hooks. His hand has been felt on the Mountain Goats' albums for the 4AD label, both in his role as a producer and as an arranger. His popular analog studio in San Francisco, Tiny Telephone, is in its 10th year, and Vanderslice's solo brilliance continues unabated. His odd, wildly imaginative albums are oriented... More >>>