Wooden Wand
Harem of the Sundrum & the Witness Figg
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Wooden Wand's first album a solo artist is influenced in equal parts by legendary hedonists Fleetwood Mac and West Coast sad sack Judee Sill. The intention to create something timeless and ageless informs each note this music, for better or worse. Conceived during a sabbatical in Los Angeles, Harem Of The Sundrum & The Witness Figg finds our man in search of the inherent muses of The Pacific and what he refers to as "the other California sound" (e.g. Gene Clark's No Other, John Phillips' John, Wolfking of LA, Skip Spence's Oar and David Crosby's If I Could Only Remember My Name). Over the course of ten compositions, Wooden Wand (AKA James Jackson Toth) delivers a sullen yet highly exploratory batch of songs brimming with cosmic spirituality, dark optimism and traces of folk blues.

Track list

01. Leave Your Perch...
02. Perch Modifier
03. Vengeance, pt. 2
04. Sundrum Ladies
05. Babylon the Great, pt. 3
06. (Ask A) Sufist Chef
07. Spiritual Inmate
08. Forgiveness Figg (Bethany Hotel Blues)
09. Eagle Claw
10. Warn Winch, pts. 2-3

Reviews

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