The 2012 release from Wax Mannequin.
The methodical ascent of Canadian psych-folk- phenom Wax Mannequin continues with his sixth full-length release 'No Safe Home. Engineered and co- produced by Nick Johannes (The Kettle Black), the album is a subdued collection of ethereal and somber folk songs that are rife with the minstrel's wry wit, morose personalobservations, veiled social commentary and uplifting melodic cadences. With this collection, Wax uses his raspy and road- broken nylon string guitar to will an alchemical collusion of the domestic and the universal -- an exploration that continues where his 2009 release 'Saxon' left off. Deeply personal meditations on familial estrangement, emotional bondage and misplaced ambition are set off against societal musings about power, moral collapse and civic unrest. Heavy-handed themes indeed, but, paradoxically (and in true Wax Mannequin form) an inexplicable air of whimsy and hopefulness permeates every moment of this recording, leaving the listener feeling serene and light-headed, longing for another spin. At once dark, brooding and inspiring, it's a record that demands (and earns) countless replays.
In this hauntingly spacious, sparsely produced, acoustic gem, Wax Mannequin provides yet another thoughtful glimpse into the psyche of our age, or at least into his own paranoid yet endearingly self-aware interpretation of our place and time.
Learn more about Wax Mannequin at http://waxmannequin.com
Previews - No Safe Home
01. Wax Mannequin - Black Bells -
02. Wax Mannequin - Beware -
03. Wax Mannequin - Body Black/Body White -
04. Wax Mannequin - Other Part -
05. Wax Mannequin - Out On the Water -
06. Wax Mannequin - Bison -
07. Wax Mannequin - The Water -
08. Wax Mannequin - Don't Want to Go -
09. Wax Mannequin - Black Bells (Reprise) -
10. Wax Mannequin - PB -
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- Album package comes with artwork including three PDF pages.
Album File Size - MP3 Format - 47.3 MB
Album File Size - CD-Quality Lossless FLAC Format - 205 MB