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Friday, February 22, 2013

Great Melodies from Ben von Wildenhaus

Posted by on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 11:03 AM

(Cairo) There is something casually sinister about the art-damaged drug folk of Ben von Wildenhaus—his track titled "The Limping Axeman" is a pretty good summary of the pacing and winking menace often found on his 2011 LP Great Melodies from Around. It's a codeine-dipped woven blanket of worldwide influences, sound splinters, and looping hiss made by a sweaty man who often performs wearing a used-computer-salesman suit. His pagan/Christmas/Hanukkah album Yule, Year of Our Lord 2012 has song titles such as "Angels We Have Heard When High" and "Which Child Is This?" and is definitely worth the off-season listen.

 

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