Sunday, June 1, 2014

Dragging an Ox Through Water - Panic Sentry

It's been over five years since Brian Mumford, aka Dragging an Ox Though Water, released his debut solo album, The Tropics of Phenomenon, which was not only one of my favorite albums of that year, but one of my favorite albums of the last decade. So I'm immensely grateful to Logan Maus, who had the goodness in him to notify me of this, Mumford's follow up, Panic Sentry. And finding it put out by Mississippi Records (& Eggy Records) seems the perfect fit. There's a bit less electronic carnage on this record, but the songs are no less off-kilter in their quiet immensity and overwhelming beauty. I am in love with it--absolutely essential.