Jason Molina Pyramid Electric Co. (Secretly Canadian) Rating: NnNN
Songs: Ohia main man Jason Molina is still living out his Neil Young fantasy, and the darkly brooding Pyramid Electric Co. (the vinyl LP includes the CD version gratis) is his Tonight's The Night. Recorded by Mike Moggis, the session has a claustrophobic bedroom vibe that puts you right in the closet with the quavery-voiced Molina scratching his acoustic guitar. Slowly, methodically, you're confronted with the emotionally raw revelations of someone at the end of his rope. It turns out to be much less depressing than it might seem. But let's have the belt and shoelaces just in case.