Like previous albums, The Horizon Just Laughed started with a dream – though that’s where things change, as they often do. It is Damien Jurado’s first self-produced album in a 20+ year career, more personal and more rooted than even his Maraqopa trilogy, as though after so much time on the road he’s stumbled upon his home.
The album feels like a beautiful collage — its narrative pieced together through letters and postcards, with each part contributing to its greater whole, and providing snapshots of ones journey to find a sense of place and connection to a changing world.
The 11 tracks that form The Horizon Just Laughed were recorded with Alex Bush in Irvine, CAs Sonikwire Studio in February and April 2017.
2. Dear Thomas Wolfe
3. Percy Faith
4. Over Rainbows and Rainier
5. The Last Great Washington State
6. Cindy Lee
8. Marvin Kaplan
11. Random Fearless