Every month I'm going to be featuring a pick from the AbsolutePunk community. This month's pick is from Matthew Buonanno (Spencer Control
), who has chosen an album most worthy of being called "Best of Bandcamp." Read his beautiful writeup below.
Jonathan Cooke is not a man easily deterred. Simultaneously an exercise in rolling with the punches and an ostensible labor of love, his project Illustrated Manual
has produced, as of yet, a single official release by the name of The Long and Tangled Beard
. Recording it over the course of three years, alongside vocal cord surgery, and inside apartments, houses, and studios from Connecticut to San Francisco, Cooke was determined to bring The...