"So remarkable it's hard to begin. Those who liked the idea-rich, sonically breathtaking & compositionally daring pop music of the '60s, will recognise a similar mixture of pop-sensibility & radical innovation, now recast in contemporary terms. Unassuming virtuosity & state of the art studio merely as means to greater ends. I know we've all heard everything these days, but you haven't heard this"
– Chris Cutler, ReR Megacorp
released October 4, 2016
As always, Bob Drake is an enigma, a revered cult figure with a unique & bizarre approach to music. He has played many instruments with, and
recorded all sorts of bands since the early 1970‘s. A founding member of the avant-rock band Thinking Plague in the early 1980s, and in the 90‘s a member of the 5uu's, Hail and The Science Group (with Chris Cutler, Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer and Fred Frith). He began writing and recording his own music in 1991, and began doing solo performances in 2015. Drake is also a renowned studio engineer, whose engineering credits are absurdly (!) diverse, including mainstream artists the likes of Ice Cube, Tina Turner and Engelbert Humperdinck.
A musician's musician, he just does what he does, this time on his 9th
solo album. Like the previous album “Lawn Ornaments”, this one has been illustrated by fine-artist Joe Mruk, who created a remarkable 36 page full color booklet chock full of original illustrations.