Guarapero/Lost Blues Vol 2 / Ode Music
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'Ode Music' is the real marginalia, Oldham's instrumental soundtrack for Kelly Reichardt's low-budget film about sexual identity in the Deep South. (Joel Schumacher, it is said, lost out at the bidding stage.)
Over nine tracks, a repeated guitar motif twists around Aerial M's branches, but for all the sinister pastoral, Oldham's lyrical bent is missed. Under the surface, though, be certain that every note carries with it a spider, a woman and a dark horse.
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