Musicians who have been around the block always seem to be the ones that take their music in really bizarre directions. Or not even bizarre, but just in directions that aren’t already paved, or popularized. Like Bill Callahan from Smog for example. His voice is instantly recognizable on this- that deep baritone that moves like honey over lyrics that call out in desperation. Pay close listen to the detailed verses and the cello– not to mention the staccato piano clack clack. You could get lost…
“Eid Ma Clack Shaw” is off this year’s album, Sometimes I Wish I Were an Eagle, which i’m sad to say I haven’t heard. But thanks to Amelia from Mountain Man that is all about to change. She said this was her album of the year, and this song is pretty powerful.
For song analysis check out this post on Dramatic Medicine.
Bill Callahan: Eid Ma Clack Shaw