Published Apr 16, 2013Christopher Owens' debut solo album, Lysandre, was filled with ornate instrumentation and renaissance faire motifs, but the former Girls frontman has now opted to strip away the instrumentation for an acoustic reworking of the entire collection.
As you may remember, Lysandre was based on a real-life romance that Owens experienced during a U.S. tour, so its plaintive material is suited to the acoustic troubadour treatment. For a taste of what Lysandre: Acoustic Album will sound like, listen to the delicately plucked, emotionally fragile "Part of Me (Lysandre's Epilogue)" below. The album cover is up above.
The LP will be released as a free download from Owens' website starting tomorrow (April 17). This digital release will be followed by a 10-inch vinyl version via Fat Possum/Turnstile Music, with orders beginning tomorrow. Considering that it fits onto a 10-inch, we're imagining that this is even shorter than the original album's 28-minute runtime.