Grandaddy - The Software Slump…..On A Wooden Piano

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The 2021 solo piano and vocal rendition of Grandaddy's iconic 2000 album, "The Sophtware Slump," takes us back two decades when Jason Lytle crafted this timeless gem amidst sweltering home studio chaos, with a plan to return his equipment to Best Buy as soon as the job was done. Fast forward to today, Lytle embarked on a journey across Los Angeles, hunting for the perfect studios and pianos, much like a discerning chef selects the finest ingredients at a farmer's market. He eventually settled on three instruments and three studios, but, as fate would have it, the pandemic disrupted his meticulous plans. Thus, twenty years after creating this DIY masterpiece, Lytle found himself reimagining those songs, surrounded by chaos yet striving to create a controlled environment within the confines of his apartment.
While the core essence of the songs remains unchanged, their new piano-centric arrangement offers a fresh perspective. Slower tracks like "Undearneath the Weeping Willow" transition seamlessly into this more minimalist presentation. The real revelations occur with songs that 2were once louder, such as "The Crystal Lake" and "Chartsengrafs," where the effect feels like transforming an origami dinosaur into an elegant swan. The album's sharp melodies remain intact, but the lyrics come to the forefront, amplifying the album's uplifting aspiration, especially as it draws to a close, beckoning us to aim for the sky. Lytle allowed his air conditioner to hum gently in just one song, and fittingly, it's "Broken Household Appliance National Forest.


1 He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's The Pilot (Piano Version)
2 Hewlett's Daughter (Piano Version)
3 Jed The Humanoid (Piano Version)
4 The Crystal Lake (Piano Version)
5 Chartsengrafs (Piano Version)
6 Underneath the Weeping Willow
7 Broken Household Appliance National Forest
8 Jed's Other Poem Beautiful Ground
9 E. Knievel Interlude the Perils of Keeping It Real
10 Miner at the Dial-a-view
11 So You'll Aim Towards the Sky

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