ODAWAS - Black Harmony tape (Bookmaker Records)$4.00
ODAWAS - Black Harmony tape
« Coming from a period in both our lives where failed marriages, affairs, drug and alcohol abuse and a fatalistic dose of existential dread were leading us into something of a madman's revelry. The lyrics weave these personal moments in through various fantastic narratives about star-crossed soldiers finding perfection in the desert, Prohibition-era murder and espionage, crime scene investigations in pastoral meadows, and finding soft comfort in the hallucinatory madness of Nebraska. Themes of being lost, betrayal, murder and madness are given candy-coated arrangements of Americana and atmospheric electronics. A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, as they say. »
Isaac Edwards (Odawas)
Limited to 100
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Side A of Black Harmony is a craft of dramatic little pop songs that nod to the heady days of 70s pop rock psychedelia. Side B explores more experimental territory but is definitely just as engaging, even moreso in my opinion, adding elements of electro, field recordings and blissful trances to the aformentioned 70s rock influences.
Neil Young seems a heavy influence on this album, both in vocal stylings and musical forays. An album for your endless summers.
Suiting the cassette format to perfection, Black Harmony opens the door to your previous life; one of listening to 8-tracks, dreaming of weekends out at Woodstock and loving & losing just the same.