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The Anomoanon: The Derby Ram (LP, 2005, ltd 280)

September Gurls SGLP 35

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Price: €18.00

Limited to 280 hand-numbered copies with silk-screened cover. This is number 247. A new and unplayed item. The cover is graded NM- because of a very lightly dented upper right corner. The vinyl is pristine.

Grading cover: NM-/NEW | Grading vinyl: NM/NEW

"The 6th full length of this Kentucky band around Ned Oldham (brother of Will aka Bonnie Prince Billy) is an amazing blend of old time folk, psychedelic-tinged rural/southern rock and psych rock jams, reminiscent of Crosby Stills Nash, Neil Young/Crazy Horse, Grateful Dead or, more contemporary, Jason Molina's Magnolia Electric Co ... All 12 songs on 'Derby Ram' feature traditional poems, perfectly embedded in late 60's/early 70's West Coast style sounds. The Anomoanon effortlessly drift away from traditional song structure and melody into rootsy jam territory, entwine intense Vietnam noodling with the Appalachian/blues cadence, tap into the soulful twang, serve an Allman-Brothers-style lead, blend the rustic with the lysergic; the songs emit playful energy & relaxed melancholy throughout ... First edition of 280 comes in silkscreened sleeve (with insert)." (September Gurls)

"On The Derby Ram, Ned Oldham and co. continue their recent foray into Grateful Dead territory. Just as Anomoanon's last disc, Asleep Many Years in the Wood, cherry-picked sounds from two of the Dead's strongest studio recordings, Workingman's Dead and American Beauty, The Derby Ram adds some extended psychedelic song structures reminiscent of the Dead or other '60s and early '70s bands ... eschewing the hipster's facile dismissal of all things Grateful Dead-related, Oldham and co. seize upon worthwhile elements from that psychedelic era and combine them with twang-flavored indie noise, emerging with something wholly their own. The band's musicianship, songwriting, and self-awareness seem to grow stronger with each release." (AllMusic)

"It's awfully easy to hop out of your chair and applaud music that successfully wiggles out of contemporary restraints, cracking head-on into the future and fashioning a fresh sonic path ... The Anomoanon make ancient, outmoded sounds, all sprawling, plucky guitar and throaty vocals, traditional lyrics and wild, Vietnam-era noodling, but rather than sounding familiar or benign, they're brutally anachronistic, proving that, just as a laptop doesn't guarantee innovation, electric guitars can still knock everybody down." (Pitchfork)

The Anomoanon: The Derby Ram

The Anomoanon: The Derby Ram