The Drag City / Galactic Zoo team delve deeply into the recesses of private press obscurity once again, further revealing the underbelly of American music's recorded history - this time the little known songwriter Ryan Trevor is in the spotlight, who released just one incredibly rare, homespun LP (this one, if you're wondering) which surfaced originally in 1977. Not much is known about Trevor, though the guys at Drag City bill him as a "loner genius", whose work is to be filed somewhere between Todd Rundgren and Brian Wilson. That's pretty bold, but this is definitely one of those surprising outsider gems that gets dug up now and then - it mixes freakishly good songwriting (for someone you've never heard of) with great arrangements and lets you into a corner of the 1970s you never knew before. Recommended to anyone who's previously been excited by the likes of Bobb Trimble or other such bedroom auteurs. and private press heroes.