Micah P Hinson : The Baby And The Satellite Sketchbook
Old-before-his-years Texan prodigy’s musical baby pictures
Before that, though, were the eight tracks which make up ‘The Baby And The Satellite Sketchbook’. Written and recorded on a broken four-track while the 19-year-old Hinson was trying to hold down a telemarketing job, they’re remarkable sketches of a talent that would be more fully realised with ‘The Gospel…’ . As doodles go, though, these are remarkably accomplished: the eggshell-fragile likes of ‘The Dreams You Left Behind’ and ‘The Last Charge Of Lt Paul’ are hauntingly distant and ethereal, like a long and involved dream.
It’s not all as compelling, admittedly, but this is a songwriter who’s already so mature, you can only imagine what stories he’ll have to tell when he’s 40.
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