Glacial is a stunning record written by Adam Lipman and sung by Allen Callaci (lead singer Refrigerator), recorded over the course of two days in Claremont by Steve Folta, mostly as a trio made up of Callaci, Lipman on guitar (and some vocals) and Jason Martin on keyboard and piano.The album is a cohesive work by two artists whose sole prior collaboration consists of vocal overdubs Callaci had done for the forthcoming Lipman full-length record (due out in early 2014 on Shrimper). Lipman, upon hearing the finished back-up vocals, had joked that he was going to force Callaci to record his entire songbook. Those sessions, which comprise the follow-up to Lipman’s From Your Mouth to God’s Ears, were the last in which Callaci took part before suffering from serious health issues that ultimately led to a successful heart transplant.After recovering, it made sense that Glacial is Callaci’s first new recording. The record was cut live with Lipman serving as both a producer of sorts as well as player on these versions of his songs with minor overdubs. Augmenting the trio is Aaron Alcala, who contributes guitar on a number of tracks, as well as Callaci’s brother on backup vocals, whose subtle and stately readings offer variances to Lipman’s original versions. A quiet, slow-paced record, Glacial rewards the attuned ear with each listen.