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DRAKE, BOB - Lawn Ornaments

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: ReR Megacorp CTA-018
Release Year: 2014
Note: 16 (!) sophisticated americana & 60's folk/pop/rock/uncategorizable tracks full of surprises and often weird but always perfectly designed arrangements by the ex THINKING PLAGUE / HAIL / CORPSES AS BEDMATES, this is truly unique stuff, like coming from a parallel universe...
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"After Bob's Drive-In, which, in terms of production was quite restrained and minimal, Ornaments sets off in the opposite direction, piling up great car-crashes of overlapping fragments in a production that makes rococo look like shaker minimalism. Playing only drums, guitars, bass, banjo, fiddle, organ, trumpet and piano Bob herds tamed cataclysms of musical debris into the shapes of coherent - if episodic songs, en route skipping through half a century of recording history. As to method well, you cant beat a year of work. The CD comes with a beautifully illustrated booklet that includes all the song texts as well as eighteen commissioned drawings by the meticulous fine-artist Joe Mruk. Extraordinary music, intriguingly wrapped..." [label info]

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"By my probably inaccurate count, this is Bob's eight album. Bob plays everything and the sound is purely Bob - is it folkie Americana subversively progressive singer songwriter avant what have you? Yes! It is! As it says below and beautifully sums his sound up, "he just does what he does."
This one has a beautiful booklet by noted illustrator Joe Mruk." [Wayside Music]

"Bob Drake is an enigma, a revered cult figure with a unique & bizarre approach to music. A musician's musician, he just does what he does. This time it's songs that slide through a thousand momentary flashes of other songs, other productions & other musical genres - ridiculously, outrageously, densely produced."