Strong and weird. Using ancient ingredients these little vignettes grow sneakily large and become some new kind of food. Bond Wire Cur is beautiful and Ray Byron’s finest record yet.” – Matthew Houck (Phosphorescent)

Raymond Byron

Bond Wire Cur

Cat No: ESP5051LP
Release date: 17 June 2022
Format: LP
Country: USA
Genre: Folk

Strong and weird. Using ancient ingredients these little vignettes grow sneakily large and become some new kind of food. Bond Wire Cur is beautiful and Ray Byron’s finest record yet.” – Matthew Houck (Phosphorescent)

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Listen to: Bond Wire Cur

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1. How It Ends
01:12
2. Vaya
01:04
3. Paris Trout
01:49
4. Colima
01:43
5. There in the Loam
01:53
6. Polly
02:41
7. Emma
02:11
8. Cyclone Fence
01:06
9. No Joke
01:47
10. I Don't Captain
01:24
11. Gone Rider Spur
02:02
12. Polly 2 (Sparrow)
00:42
13. Old Unconscious
01:00
14. Benediction Mountain
01:47
15. Bond Wire Cur
05:06
16. Before What's Left of Our Minds Go
02:25
17. Yea That I Walk
01:43
18. Wings of a Dove
03:16
19. Lope
01:11
20. Next Trick
02:24

Item Description

In a two-decade career, Raymond Byron Magic Raposa has recorded six albums as Castanets, another as Raymond Byron and the White Freighter, and has worked with musicians ranging from Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Matthew Houck (Phosphorescent), and Sufjan Stevens to Liz Janes, Jana Hunter, Nathan Hubbard (Trummerflora, Cosmologic), and John McCauley (Deer Tick). Over the course of that time, his music has been called part of the New Weird America movement, freak-folk, psychedelic folk and indie folk.

Bond Wire Cur is as surreal and desolate and haunting as anything he’s done. Collaborators on the album are many (Cory Gray, Erik Clampitt, Pony Domer, Jason Stinson, Lauren K. Newman, Kimba Kuzas, Ron Burns, Paula Barry, Coty Dolores Miranda, Josh Cole), yet the sound of the record is stripped-down and stark. It is a crucial chapter in his career and in ESP-Disk’s Drive to Revive Weird Rock.