In a lot of ways, John Dwyer of Oh Sees is a guy who doesn’t slow down. The consummate artist, his creativity within the band and with varying side projects appears to know no bounds. Now with a new project called Bent Arcana, Dwyer pleases his inner improvisational and free jazz bugs. Featuring names like Ryan Sawyer, Kyp Malone, Brad Caulkins, Tom Dolas and many more, the group’s lead single “The Gate” lights your ears ahead of their upcoming self-titled album.
The ten minute plus trac is flanked with trippy synths and melodic notes that intermingle to create their own universe. The drums mesh well with the keys, the bass dances along with the beat and the additional sound manipulations take you on a journey. The guitar noodles in and out, making its presence known as you head further and further into the rabbit hole the song weaves.
The song can be streamed on Bandcamp. Bent Arcana is available for preorder directly from Castle Face Records ahead of its 21 release.
Image Credits: Photo Courtesy of John Dwyer/Bandcamp.