Jonathan Rado :: For Who the Bell Tolls For

“For Who the Bell Tolls For” begins with a choice. Many are the albums that hum and hiss at their beginnings with the sounds of the studio. They transport us into and out of the creative process with a wink and a nudge as if to say the beauty you’re about to hear is the product of process, of mistakes and retakes, of many parts becoming a sum. Jonathan Rado makes such a choice, punctuating it with the muffled expletives of trying to get things right before things start rolling in earnest.