Album artwork for Didn't It Rain by Songs: Ohia

Never has a Songs: Ohia album's process been so integral to its overall feel as is the case with 'Didn't It Rain', the band's sixth proper full-length. The album, like the working class South Philadelphia neighbourhood in which it was birthed, has a real used goods kinda feel to it. Engineer Edan Cohen employed what some may consider 'old-fashioned' recording techniques - the entire album was recorded live with no overdubs, the full band playing in one room with the players always within arms' reach of one another; singers Jason Molina, Jennie Benford and Jim Krewson (the latter two of Jim and Jennie And The Pinetops) sharing microphones singing live together, sometimes sitting in chairs, sometimes standing. The result is a sound which resembles the warmth and personality of the classic Muscle Shoals Sound recordings of the early- to mid-70s: Willie Nelson's 'Phases and Stages', the Rolling Stones' 'Wild Horses', and others by Aretha Franklin, Boz Scaggs, Bob Seger, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Wilson Pickett.

Songs: Ohia

Didn't It Rain

Secretly Canadian
Album artwork for Didn't It Rain by Songs: Ohia
CD

£12.99

Released 13/06/2007Catalogue Number

sc065

Songs: Ohia

Didn't It Rain

Secretly Canadian
Album artwork for Didn't It Rain by Songs: Ohia
CD

£12.99

Released 13/06/2007Catalogue Number

sc065

Never has a Songs: Ohia album's process been so integral to its overall feel as is the case with 'Didn't It Rain', the band's sixth proper full-length. The album, like the working class South Philadelphia neighbourhood in which it was birthed, has a real used goods kinda feel to it. Engineer Edan Cohen employed what some may consider 'old-fashioned' recording techniques - the entire album was recorded live with no overdubs, the full band playing in one room with the players always within arms' reach of one another; singers Jason Molina, Jennie Benford and Jim Krewson (the latter two of Jim and Jennie And The Pinetops) sharing microphones singing live together, sometimes sitting in chairs, sometimes standing. The result is a sound which resembles the warmth and personality of the classic Muscle Shoals Sound recordings of the early- to mid-70s: Willie Nelson's 'Phases and Stages', the Rolling Stones' 'Wild Horses', and others by Aretha Franklin, Boz Scaggs, Bob Seger, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Wilson Pickett.