Chris Price, "Stop Talking"
After spending his time on production duties for obscure-yet-revered artists like Emitt Rhodes and Linda Perhacs, Chris Price has finally refocused his attention on his own music. Stop Talking
is a fully realized album that — like the often mercurial artists he shepherds through the studio experience — is subtle in revealing its charms. Price is a master melodicist, and though he’s quite capable of rocking out (see “Algebra in the Sky,” the track most representative of his live set), on Stop Talking
he mostly favors a more refined approach. He’s adept on all manner of instruments, but wisely enlists the aid of fellow jacks-of-all-trades Emeen Zarookian (Spirit Kid), Fernando Perdomo, and select others. Price’s ear for a hook is finely tuned; “Man Down” is reminiscent of Wings’ “Tomorrow,” as good a touchstone as any for the kind of music made by this LA fixture.
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