Something of an odd release from the insanely prolific mind of will oldham – 9 of the 11 songs here are reworked versions of songs from his 2011 release ‘Wolfroy Goes to Town’ (along with that record’s accompanying b-sides).
In pretty much anyone else’s hands, this would have seemed like an extremely lazy concept for a new record but thankfully, here we are dealing with a master & as such, the reworkings of his songs are almost unrecognisable. “‘Wolfroy’ was a slow, stark record;…..[here] Oldham recruited gospel singers the McCrary sisters & Chris Scruggs (grandson of Earl) on mandolin & ukulele. The result is a fuller, slicker & more ornate take on the songs, incorporating various strains of Southern musics” – Pitchfork.
Tracklist: Night Noises / So Far And Here We Are / There Will Be Spring / Quail And Dumplings / We Are Unhappy / It’s Time To Be Clear / Whipped / Old Match / Mindlessness / Mew Black Rich (Tusks) / Sailor’s Grave A Sea Of Sheep