I’ve got two open dates to offer for the double bill The DOOZER and HEAD
OF WANTASTIQUET. 22nd + 23rd September.

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Originally released as a CD on the UK label Pickled Egg in 2009, Great
Explorers is the second full-length effort from one-man dynamo The Doozer.
Siltbreeze was delightfully chuffed to make its acquaintance (by way of
Matt Valentine’s suggestion) and agreed to release it unto all the world
on the much-sought-after vinyl format.

Hailing from Cambridge, England, The Doozer bears an almost uncanny vocal
resonance to past legend Syd Barrett, as well as a knack for cobbling
together occasional found-tape narration with string-strum and hypnotic
percussive plonk not unlike The Shadow Ring. The gin doesn’t come much
pinker than this.

Great Explorers is limited to 500 copies and includes a free download.
Look for a possible Doozer East Coast American tour in August.

« The Doozer makes angular bedroom psych-pop from guitar, keyboards and
drum machines. He insists that he ‘builds’ music, and it’s an apposite
word. Sheet Music has a lovely constructed precision underlying its
surface awkwardness, with a gift for finding chords or sour melodic twists
that initially sound wrong, but turn out right. His counter-intuitive
logic and oblique associations put him in a lineage connecting The
Incredible String Band, Kevin Ayers and Billy Childish, but most of all
another Cambridge alumnus, Syd Barrett. The Doozer has a voice of his own,
though, and the quavers and quirks of songs like ‘Dogwalking’ and ‘Burn
the Tape’ lodge themselves in the brain with strange persistence. »
–Sam Davies, The Wire

« The Doozer furrows a path somewhere between the progressive folk styling
of Animal Collective and the wide-eyed wonder of early Badly Drawn Boy.
Weirdness levels are ramped up to eleven–not least due to some initially
jarring chord sequences–and pastoral psychedelia reigns in a not unlovely
debut. »
–James Skinner, Plan B

Head Of Wantastiquet is the alter ego of Paul Labrecque, an American
musician, songwriter now residing in Belgium.

He has recorded several solo albums and collaborations (with Chris
Corsano and Valerie Webb) and he plays and records with the bohemian
group Sunburned Hand Of the Man. He recorded  for  labels such as Mad
Monk, Three Lobed, Eclipse and Bad Da Ding.

His new album under the Head Of Wantastiquet moniker is set for release on
Conspiracy Records in October 2010.

Historically, aesthetically and sonically his new work bears genuinely
comparison with ‘American primitivism’. It’s a mix of psychedelic banjo
hymns, apocalyptic space folk and incredible drugged out soul-whispers. It
layers banjos, guitars and smoke as though they were shimmering veins of
black pearls, pulsing against the scarlet dawn.

Head Of Wantastiquet manages to take a conceptual precept as dark as life
itself, and invests it with an inner glow that churns our own black hearts
like butter.

I hope to hear from you asap.



Some Noise asbl
C/O Alain Bolle
1050 Brussels 5


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