Bent Arcana is the new project of Oh Sees’ John Dwyer. It features Kyp Malone (modular synths), Ryan Sawyer (percussion, drums, vocals), Peter Kerlin (bass), Brad Caulkins (saxophone), Tom Dolas (keyboards), Marcos Rodriguez (guitar), Laena “Geronimo” Myers-Ionita (violin), Joce Soubiran (tenor saxophone), and Andres Renteria (percussion).
The self-titled debut album will be out on August 21st via Castle Face. He explains: “This is the first interstellar transmission from five days of electrified & improvised sessions recorded at Stu-Stu-Studio, edited down to 40 minutes for your earballs. Bent Arcana is the inceptive chapter in what I hope to be several releases showcasing these types of off-the-cuff musical compositions. So you can try your fry on and turn off. This one is very much on the ECM / 70s hard fusion / prog-kraut tip. It is a many pronged weapon, swung by the spontaneous sentinel.”
Check the first excerpt “The Gate“.