Dragging An Ox Through Water
“The Tropics of Phenomenon"
Brian Mumford’s landscape and surroundings dictated an early love of the virtuosic warblings of classic country before he slowly developed a taste for the distorted recordings and uneven energy of punk rock. Dragging an Ox through Water marries the lyrical twang of country and folk to the the broken textures of feedback, drones, tape hiss, and the howl of homemade oscillators. A strong value on the contrast between chance and intention makes both performances and recordings a constantly evolving process. These songs are hymns, lovesongs, (atheist?) prayers, political meditations, and notes-to-self. Limited to 400 copies.