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Another twisted, complex and irresistible album from multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Bob Drake, practically presenting a history of the rock genre in 20 short pieces that twist and turn in inventive, humorous, peculiar, mesmerizing, and masterly songs.

Drake, Bob
Arx Pilosa

Drake, Bob : Arx Pilosa (Recommended Records)

Label: Recommended Records    
Released in: UK    

"This is such a remarkable piece of work I don't know where to begin. Anyone who liked the idea-rich, sonically breathtaking and compositionally daring pop music of the '60's, will recognise in these 20 perfectly crafted songs a similar mixture of pop-sensibility and radical innovation, only now recast in contemporary terms - and not as pastiche or imitation but on its own extraordinary terms. If you have hesitated thus far, now would be the time to enter the intensely musical world of the Drakian Academy, where unassuming virtuosity and state of the art studio practice are merely means to greater ends. I know we've all heard everything these days, but you haven't heard this. Beautifully packaged with a 32p folio of exquisite illustrations by the incomparable Joe Mruk."-Recommended Records

Bob Drake (b 1957) has been playing lots of instruments with - and recording - all sorts of bands since the early 1970's. He was an important part of Denver's underground music scene from 1978 -1989 and a founding member of both Thinking Plague and Hail. In the early 1990's, when he was living in Los Angeles, he wound up engineering sessions with just about everybody (from Ice Cube to Shirley MacLaine). It was there he met Dave Kerman and became part of 5UU's. At the same time he started writing and recording his own solo albums. Since 1994 he has lived at his home studio in Southern France, where he has played on and recorded and/or mixed hundreds of albums by artists from around the world. He is also known for his definitive remastering of classic albums by Art Bears, Henry Cow, Cassiber and others.

-Recommended Records 2/22/2017

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Product Information:

UPC: 752725037228

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: CTA AP01
Squidco Product Code: 22648

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: UK
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at La Borde Basse, in Caudeval, France, between June 2014 and February 2016 by Bob Drake.


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Track Listing:

1. Dret Tancat Saves The Multiverse 2:51

2. Afterlife Revolution 1:39

3. Cryptic Mountain 1:37

4. The Strangeness Of You 1:53

5. Letter Of Complaint 1:35

6. The Molosse Of Monument Hill 1:37

7. Have A Lovely Day 1:48

8. The Findings Of The London Dialectical Society 1:42

9. Acting Bears 1:50

10. All My Sheddings 1:52

11. La Fontaine De L'Eglise 2:25

12. Me And Apocalypse Fox 1:32

13. Summertime Is Here 1:15

14. Selected Utterances (From The EgyptianPyramid Texts) 1:17

15. The Vine On the House On Ambrose Lane 1:16

16. Waters, Eaux & Aquae 2:19

17. Audience With Stripycoat 3:23

18. The Parthenon Replica 3:18

19. Seven Fabulous Jackals 2:15

20. The Greenish Meadow 0:37