Some Places Are Forever Afternoon proves that the institution of the album-an actual package built around the music-is still alive and well. It contains 11 Wayne Horvitz compositions directly inspired by the work of American Northwest poet Richard Hugo. (The 12th is a direct homage by the composer.) Each is named for a line from a specific Hugo poem, and those works are printed in full in a 28-page booklet including photographs that capture small-town America in all its glory, past and present.
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