Following the critically acclaimed debut album, A Shut-In’s Prayer (#19 on MOJO Magazine’s Best Albums of 2012 list), Advance Base returns with a tribute to early 20th century Texas street preacher, singer, songwriter & musical innovator Washington Phillips entitled The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere.
For The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere, Advance Base’s Owen Ashworth has arranged a selection of Washington Phillip’s compositions for autoharp, piano, electric piano, drum machine and voice. Phillip’s unique, beautiful melodies and heartbreaking lyrics are a natural match for Ashworth’s raw, inventive production and doleful singing voice. Performed, recorded and mixed solely by Ashworth at his home in Chicago, Illinois, these tracks stretch the sound of Advance Base in new directions while paying tribute to one of Ashworth’s greatest influences. The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere showcases elements of gospel, psychedelic rock, traditional Americana, alt. country and lo-fi outsider art.
The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere was mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk, the same engineer who mastered a posthumous vinyl reissue compilation of Washington Phillips’ original recordings entitled What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?