First Listen: Mary Chapin Carpenter, ‘The Things That We Are Made Of’
The Things That We Are Made Of is surprising, even for a singer-songwriter of Carpenter’s standing. From the Music Row sheen and twang of her ’90s output to her time in adult-contemporary purgatory, she’s seen the sun rise and set on several country sounds. Carpenter’s work with Cobb situates her squarely in the latest: the unassuming Americana that must run in the pipes beneath Cobb’s Low Country Sound studio. The producer’s strongest work lies in stripping Carpenter’s arrangements back from the orchestral turn she took on Songs From The Movie and filling the space once occupied by compressed Telecasters with the cavernous electrics, subtle atmospherics and dry, woody acoustics of the Sturgill/Isbell/Stapleton moment.
Listen to The Things That We Are Made Of HERE!