tim ward came of age in the grip of michigan’s mitten. like nearly every other boomer with a guitar, he longed to be a beatle and made further advances in that mission than most.
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the sound of the fifth benoit pioulard full length is lush and verdant, a temperate rain forest of ear ecstasy that reflects the environment surrounding the artist. a mostly instrumental work, it is an adept melding of song and sound, melody and texture, the intangible and the palpable, that in an abstract sense recalls the more fractured and loose end of the 70's krautrock movement.
after being involved in 60s michigan folk and garage-rock bands such as the shillelaghs and peter & the prophets, dave bixby started playing acoustic guitar and experimenting with lsd. after a year of drug abuse he felt broken. starting a soul-searching, spiritual journey, he wrote ode to quetzalcoatl and most of the material for his second album, harbinger’s second coming in just one month and a half. shrouded in mistery, the legend of dave bixby has grown in the recent years.
"tormented,religious,moody drug damaged acid folk from usa."