HAPPY DEAD MAN - Vines Grow Between My Eyes
"W.David Oliphant, well known for his visionary work with industrial outfit Maybe Mental, dark ambient ritual group Life Garden, his huge solo-output, and various collaborations with the Bishop brothers, Michael Pistrui (Fat Gray Cat), and Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls, Dwarfs Of East Agouza, Invisible Hands, Clandestine Quartet) came together in Arizona in February 2020 to record an album in two days. Nobody could guess that it would land this far beyond expectations. Prepared computer (W.David Oliphant) and acoustic guitar (Alan Bishop) are the only instruments used, together with the charismatic voice of Alan Bishop, and featuring the vocal talents of Michael Pistrui. The result is a one-of-a-kind album, impossible to categorize, warlock cabaret, absurd and macabre, directly from the darkrooms of the mind. Morbid flowers, Vaudevillian cinema, psychedelic wastelands, the cross between Sun City Girls and Einstürzende Neubauten. While the lyrics immediately burn images into the listeners brain, the electronic/acoustic sound varies between western/non-western Industrial Folk. The Blixa Bargeld-ish "I Civilized You", the title giving "Dead Gardens" and the fake-Eastern influenced "A Memory" through which the spirit of the Sun City Girls seems to float, are centerpieces of the album. Pure magic witchcraft, never rock. A soundtrack for the darkest film noir you've never watched. Vines Grow Between My Eyes will be released in a deluxe gatefold cover, with all lyrics printed on the inside. One-time pressing." - Unrock .
- Regular price $27.00