G. Wallace is a man of many talents and identities.
On this occasion he seems to be presenting Relevant Hairstyles as a band with a shifting lineup yet a distinct and authoritative sound which strumbles around near the three-way junction of retirement-home roots-rock, gnomic dub-limp and outsidery jam-folk. To us at PHR the whole thing feels at once personal and universal but we, of course, are close to the material.
We quote below from a recent review, with some portions redacted to protect your listening experience from undue influence
“Like the last snide whimpers from another digital revolution casualty, Almost Ready is a wry, pointed, even comically angsty collection of songs from Gabriel Wallace—a resident XXXXXXX/XXXXXXXX songwriter who just wasn’t made for these times.
[T]he cassette . . . literally sounds like another time—a time when culture was tangible. The lyrics are witty and off-kilter in the lineage of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and XXXXX XXXXX. [Wallace]’s voice sounds more like XXXXX XXXXXX-era XXX XXXX than anything else. And the instrumental arrangements are usually sparse but range from anything to XXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXs minimalism to XXXXXXXXs-style cacophony.”
-Jonas Weir, Consequence of Sound
As far as we can tell from the credits, the people who contributed to this recording have been involved with many projects, including but not limited to:
MINBAL, Nevada Greene, Axis:Sova, Flux Bikes, Secret Beach, Cave, Bitchin' Bajas, Circuit des Yeux, Vulvette, Smoker, Never Sleeping Inc., Spires That In The Sunset Rise, Neatly Knotted, Mahjongg, HUJO, Miami Dragons, Roxy Beach 2.