Covert art by Silas Plum
ODG102 : Earl Van Scandal : The Ballad of Joe Wuss
Earl Van Scandal lived for a few nocturnal years in the early 2000's.
Each piece intentionally resists resolution, withholding that satisfaction in an attempt to unsettle.
"The Ballad of Joe Wuss" is the instrumental story of a fearful man, unwilling or unable to move past his point of comfort. It is claustrophobic, with occasional glimpses of the glorious outside world. Every song expresses a distinct feeling, known or unknown, but even lacking labels should identifiable by the human heart.
Mr. Van Scandal has since passed from this place, but these remain.
26 pieces of electronica, minimal techno, contemporary unclassical, experimental disco and more make the soundtrack of this ballad. Enjoy.
Zach Witt aka Earl Van Scandal
Digital release on the 26th of April 2019.
1: 1 / 3 Piano
9: Exploding Arms
12: Iron Matches
14: La Boca Esta Serrado
17: Monkey Face
19: Newt Life
21: Pigmeat Markham
22: Red Rudolph
23: Saint Nick the 20th
24: Silky Matches
25: Ten Gremlin Shuffle
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