OCS: Memory Of A Cut Off Head (Vinyl 2xLP)
For the 20th Oh Sees release, 100th Castle Face title, and 20th year doing it, John re-examines the quieter roots of it all in particularly baroque and homesteadly fashion.
Memory of a Cut Off Head was co-written with longtime collaborator and vocal counterpoint Brigid Dawson, recorded in total in John’s own Stu Stu Studio, and it’s lush, sumptuous in texture, but satisfyingly retains the gentle grace of the early stuff. There’s beautifully executed strings throughout, courtesy of Heather Lockie’s fine arrangements, horn arrangements courtesy of Mikal Cronin, and they even brought back the old saw - Patrick Mullins, that is - on saw and electronics.
A return and a refinement of old forms, a few solemn meditations on life lived at high velocity, perhaps a respite from it…a softer side of JPD and distinguished company.
- Memory of a Cut Off Head
- Cannibal Planet
- The Remote Viewer
- The Baron Sleeps and Dreams
- On and On Corridor
- Neighbor to None
- The Fool
- The Chopping Block
- Time Tuner
- Lift a Finger By The Garden Path