Jozepha (Deluxe)

by Rameses III

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A collection of the long-deleted and rare folk / ambient / drone 'Jozepha' EP (2004) together with the 'Honey Rose' (2007), 'For José María' (2010) and the previously-unreleased 'Sartoris' (2010) EPs.

After the first few releases, 'Jozepha' proved to be the beginning of the classic Rameses III sound. Raw and beautiful all at once, folk songs merge with molten electric guitar, protean drones and stretched keys.

'Honey Rose' was originally written for the short film 'Suityman' and has since been since used in the National Film Board of Canada's 'The Last Hunt'. English banjos, guitars and Mellotron flutes drift in lazy fields of corn before settling into long sweltering drones.

'Sartoris' was intended as an immediate follow-up to 'I Could Not Love You More' (2009) but was never released at the time as the label deal fell through. The EP picks up inspiration from William Faulkner and heads down long dusty August roads in the twilight, plucking and bowing and hammering strings all the way.

The album ends with 'For José María', a requiem for a good man and the people he left behind. Piano riffs and guitar signals get lost in surges of rain, bell tones sing through the murk before string cycles and organ drones announce an uneasy peace.

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released November 11, 2016

Rameses III are Spencer Grady, Stephen Lewis and Daniel Thomas Freeman

Written, performed and produced by Rameses III

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Daniel Thomas Freeman

Artwork by Rameses III based on the cover of the 'Jozepha' Barl Fire Recordings edition (2005)

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Rameses III London, UK

Rameses III want to take time hostage – slow it down and put it on ice. Combining acoustic guitar, lap steel, samples, voice, keyboards and field recordings they atomize isolated notes, before stretching them into lush oceans of somnambulant sound. They have released on labels such as Type and Important.

For latest work please see:
padangfoodtigers.bandcamp.com
danielthomasfreeman.bandcamp.com
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