CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'

Beach House and others revive Gene Clark's album

A beautiful mystery, Gene Clark’s 1974 cosmic-Americana masterpiece No Other is the sort of audio enigma you don’t enjoy so much as inhabit — or, more accurately, it inhabits you. Reportedly composed by the Byrds co-founder in Northern California tranquility and then forged with producer Thomas Jefferson Kaye in L.A.’s cocaine alembic, No Other is a widescreen head-fucker replete with gorgeous melodies, fulsome country-gospel arrangements, three-dimensional production values, and shimmering mirror metaphysics. Clark, who died in 1991, never recovered from its failure. Its subsequent rediscovery continues apace with tonight’s “note for note” revival on the Gene Clark No Other Tour, featuring Beach House’s Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand, Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes), and Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear), among others.
Sat., Jan. 25, 9 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 26, 9 p.m., 2014

 
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