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  • Summary: This is the remastered reissue of the 1981 privately pressed release from Chance Martin, who worked with Johnny Cash and "Cowboy" Jack Clement.
  • Record Label: Paradise of Bachelors
  • Genre(s): Country, Pop/Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Roots Rock, Outlaw Country
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 31, 2013
    In Search is outsider art at its best. Guided by Martin's vision and shaped via collective process, it uses familiar forms to create a spaced-out language all its own; it is a listening experience like no other.
  2. Jul 31, 2013
    While Chance is fond of joking, this album is no joke. As In Search plays out, it becomes increasingly clear that the record’s scatterbrained eclecticism and frantic energy is less a product of eccentricity-for-eccentricity’s sake than a manifestation of the very real anxieties fuelling this endeavor.
  3. Jul 31, 2013
    The best stuff here meshes Chance’s strange, low delivery--sometimes it’s like he’s singing in a musical about psychedelic music, like he’s some underground, over-the-top crooner--with airtight yet surprising songcraft.
  4. 60
    If this sounds like something of a scattered mess, it is, but it’s a charming one and well worth a go-round for the more adventurous listener willing to let themselves take a wild and wooly trek back in history.