David Thomas Broughton
The Complete Guide To Insufficiency
(Bird War/Plug Research, 2005)
A church, a guitar, a looping pedal and one of the most heartbreakingly gorgeous voices in the world are the elements that make up David Thomas Broughton’s debut offering. With the sparseness of these tools, Broughton recorded five elongated ballads that creak and whimper like old wooden boards that are sighing their last breath. The Complete Guide To Insufficiency is one of the most beautiful documents of raw brilliance set to tape that I have ever heard.