Parallelograms, was one of the lost gems of the psychedelic era, a quietly moving collection of intelligently crafted folk ballads infused with ethereal harmonies and unusual melodies. A mere 44 years ensued before the Mill Valley native released her follow-up, 2014’s The Soul of All Natural Things, after seemingly disappearing into the ether as an anonymous dental hygienist. Now the singer-guitarist is on a relatively prolific roll as she celebrates the release of her third album, I’m a Harmony (Omnivore Recordings), which she co-produced with Fernando Perdomo and Wilco’s Pat Sansone. Perhacs is accompanied by guest heavy-hitters Julia Holter and Devendra Banhart, but on such spellbinding tracks as “The Dancer” the singer needs little more than her own softly ticking acoustic guitar and her consoling vocals to conjure the old magic.
Linda Perhacs’ 1970 debut album,