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Castle Face Records

Released: 10.04.20






This is the second full album from Oakland’s Once & Future Band. Joel Robinow (keyboards, lead vocals), Raj Ojha (drums) and Eli Eckert (bass, vocals) are fusing together a number of musical influences.

Imagine if the Beatles released a jazz album with regular changes in tempo and direction through each song. Now, if the idea of multi-segmented arrangements and complicated time signatures are your thing then you are in for a treat. Imagine cutting up the masters of early Queen and the Beach Boys and rejoining them in a random fashion with the out takes of 70s cinema adverts fused over the top. It doesn’t stay in a particular theme for any length of time. It is pluralistic and eclectic indeed.


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