When Cynthia Dall's debut was initially pressed, it was entered into the catalog as Untitled
by Untitled, thereby consigning the LP to obscurity; even if it may've ended up there, anyway. Encouraged by Drag City to make a solo album, Dall worked with Bill Callahan and Jim O'Rourke on a set of small, strange, sad songs; barely there and compositionally rudimentary, yet achingly powerful. It didn't mark the start of a prolific career: Dall only made one other record, 2002's Sound Restores Young Men
, before disappearing. Her tragic death in 2012
marked a sudden end to her work, and made listening to Untitled
even more profound, more eerie. "I hope I'm able to protect you more in heaven than I have on Earth," Dall sings in "Aaron Matthew," and, years on, it's flooring.