Jeffrey Luck Lucas “What We Whisper” CD (Antebellum)

If you’re expecting a Farfisa frenzy from this solo turn by the one-time Morlock, you’ll be left scratching your skull. Lucas, a classical cellist as well as a piano man, turns in a dark and brooding set of Waitsy noir meditations on matters dark, romantic and more or less doomed. The result is an understated and sometimes agonizingly slow set that’s short on hooks, but long on atmosphere, and very much one man’s vision.