Album Review

Remora – “Scars Bring Hope” – [Silber Records]

humana   8/25/2011   A Library, CD

“Remora” refers to a sucker fish that latches onto other fish such as sharks for transportation and uneaten leftovers. Why Brian John Mitchell of Raleigh, NC chose this name is a mystery, although several of the songs on this CD have sea references or sounds (7, 9, 12). Amidst the guitar/bass/piano/organ/drums/pipe/theremin/glockenspiel drone 6 stands out as an upbeat love song, 4 refers to a 1966 Western film, and 10 and 12 are instrumental. Lyrics are enclosed in case if you can read tiny printing, but Mitchell’s voice is fairly clear.

you heard it 30 times on kfjc! most recently:
Brian John Mitchell says

Track 3 says "fuck" a bunch of times.

The name Remora is because it is a word that brings up a vague familiarity of "I think I've heard that name before" & because everything I do is intentionally or unintentionally derivative to the works of others.


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