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ARTIST
TITLE
Sun Wheel
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
OUE 002LP OUE 002LP
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RELEASE DATE
8/20/2007

"Nearly two years after the release of a strikingly unique debut EP, Brooklyn-based artist Mike Wexler presents his debut album, Sun Wheel. Wexler's primary influences on Sun Wheel seem to draw from the Canterbury scene of the late '60s and early '70s and the psychedelic acid-folk era. Amidst a flurry of instrumental virtuosity, Sun Wheel investigates space, experimentation and restraint, striking a sonic mode between Soft Machine and Simon Finn. Arrangements from Wexler's cadre of friends (including Jordi Wheeler and Charles Burst of the Occasion and Brian Tamborello of the Psychic Ills) range from progressive rock's acute instrumental modulations to forays into atmospheric and hypnotic passages. Above the piano and guitar-led gallop of 'Southern Cross' and 'Cipher' or the subtly plucked promenades on 'Axis, Road of Awe' and 'Ecliptic,' Wexler's distinct vocals and lyrics narrate a beguiling journey. As a nod to the past and a glimpse of an exciting new future, Sun Wheel is an ethereal and radiant debut."