Dragging An Ox Through Water
Tropics of Phenomenon
(Awesome Vistas/Freedom To Spend, 2008/ 2009)
The sound of Dragging An Ox Through Water sounds more like the sound of dragging a folk song through a junk yard. On Tropics of Phenomenon, Brian Mumford (the man behind the ox dragging) has created one of the most incredible debut albums of the decade by combining acoustic guitar based songwriting (albeit somewhat unconventional songwriting) with wire board fritzing noise. It’s quite a beautiful marriage and one that is much too sweet to be so quaintly short. We want more!