Artist: Esa Shields
Album: Ovum Caper
Format: 12 inch LP
Label: gagarin
Cat-no.: gr2031
Price: EUR 17,50
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Release Date: 01.10.2014

Hauntologically pop, fragile and with a twisted psychedelic Beach Boys side, this album shows an undeniable songwriting craft. Esa Shield's androgynous voice together with the use of guitars, keys and analogue electronics tends to weave wrong notes and submarine harmonies into songs that range from psych-folk (Shelley Duvall) to dark ambient (Jenkins Other) and super catchy space-age pop (Monde Capricorn). Now and then a nostalgic and contradictory bout of fever unexpectedly appears along the faded innocence of his music. Sometimes the words seem distant, as if heard through a dichroic looking glass.

Ovum Caper is a trip through a dreamlike hallucinatory soundworld, which floats indefinitely following the white baloonfish downstream, where at night, all strawberry fields look blue.