O. D. Davey – Some Waking Woman
Tomlab – 27 October 2017
Some Waking Woman is the latest album release from British singer/songwriter and film maker O. D. Davey. A lo-fi offering that’s been likened to Richard Hawley singing Sparklehorse songs.
Introducing the album on Tomlab, the Berlin-based record label which has released works by Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, No Kids, Owen Pallett, Patrick Wolf and The Books, Joey Connolly described Some Waking Woman as ”touching, intricate ballads with melodies of nursery-rhyme sweetness”
The songs are accompanied by videos, Super-8 reels by Graw Böckler which you can watch below.
Notes on the videos:
The following Super-8 reels are unedited so that their contingencies and mistakes remain. Each reel has one theme and lasts approximately two minutes and twenty-two seconds, as all super-8 reels are bound to. Each song therefore lasts the same when bound to its reel.
There’s a feeling you can get when you’re living the story projected in front of you and the movie reel ends and the screen burns white; it can be like when a dream ends and it’s never convenient.
Although each reel and each song has a story of its own, they play together something like a memory of one another; like one haunting the other the way present and past can; the way sadness and happiness can; the way the lives of others, which time and space can no longer hide, can haunt one’s own and yours theirs.
Each of these reels is presented with the album-length lyrics of the O.D. Davey song that they accompany, in the order in which they appear on Davey’s album Some Waking Woman. Graw Böckler and O.D Davey chose each reel together, looking for something intuitive that bound the image and song to tell a new story, be that something sentiment, comedy, fantasy, mystery.