Recorded under the working title "My Blood On The Tracks," the now-titled The Road To Anhedonia is, well, Jim Clements' Blood On The Tracks, (although probably a bit less good).
Unlike other, more successful breakup records, Jim didn't record it alone in a cabin in the woods, but rather with all his friends in sunny Vancouver, which was less poetic, but much more fun.
It follows the basic narrative: person is unhappy in a relationship, person happily leaves relationship, person finds himself to be unhappy on his own, person gets slightly happier due to the passage of time, and then finally becomes quite happy, although deeply laden with regret. Unless you listen on shuffle, in which case it's quite confusing.
It is slightly more country than the last record, which is good if you like that kind of thing, and probably quite disappointing if you don't. But, if you've ever been sad (or happy, come to think of it) there's probably something here for you.
released August 5, 2012
Jim Clements (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica)
Rolla Olak (Guitar, Vocals)
Rob Butterfield (Bass, Slide Guitar, Vocals)
Richard Clements (Drums, Piano, Guitar, Vocals)
Jenn Bojm (Vocals)
Henry Beckwith (Piano, Organ)
Joseph Lubinsky-Mast (Upright Bass)
Meghan Engel (Violin)
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Felix Fung at Little Red Sounds, Vancouver, Canada.
Album Photography and Design by thirstLAB Media.
Special thanks to Tia Seifert, Christine Clements, Dave Gooblar, and Neil Leyton.
This album is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. jimclementsmusic.com