Bob Drake: "Arx Pilosa"
2016 ReR Megacorp
And I implore you to please buy the CD, so you can get the booklet of Joe's amazing illustrations, they are so perfect I can't imagine this album without them now! As for the music, I think ReR describes the album pretty well so I quote:"This is such a remarkable piece of work we don't know where to begin. Anyone who liked the idea-rich, sonically breathtaking and compositionally daring pop music of the '60s, will recognize in these 20 perfectly crafted songs a similar mixture of pop-sensibility and radical innovation, but now recast in contemporary terms and not as pastiche or imitation. If you have hesitated thus far, now's the time to enter the intensely musical world of the Drakian Academy, where unassuming virtuosity and state of the art studio practice are merely means to greater ends. I know we've all heard everything these days, but you haven't heard this."