01 For Elsie (Cherry Blossom Falls)
02 The Silent Union Goes To War
03 The Tidal Draw
04 Love Goes On
05 For Jozepha
06 Honey Rose (Theme One)
07 Honey Rose (Theme Two)
08 Honey Rose (Theme Three)
09 Honey Rose (Theme Four)
10 Honey Rose (Theme Five)
11 Honey Rose (Theme Six)
12 Nobody Knows
13 Beyond the Dusk
14 Light in August
16 For José María
Tracks 12-15 are previously unreleased
A collection of the long-deleted and rare folk / ambient / drone 'Jozepha' EP (2004) together with the 'Honey Rose' (2007),
'For José María' (2010) and the previously-unreleased 'Sartoris' (2010) EPs.
After the first few releases, 'Jozepha' proved to be the beginning of the classic Rameses III sound. Raw and
beautiful all at once, folk songs merge with molten electric guitar, protean drones and stretched keys.
'Honey Rose' was originally written for the short film 'Suityman' and has since been since used in the National Film Board of
Canada's 'The Last Hunt'. English banjos, guitars and Mellotron flutes drift in lazy fields
of corn before settling into long sweltering drones.
'Sartoris' was intended as an immediate follow-up to 'I Could Not Love You More' (2009) but was never released
at the time as the label deal fell through. The EP picks up inspiration from William Faulkner
and heads down long dusty August roads in the twilight, plucking and bowing and hammering strings all the way.
The album ends with 'For José María', a requiem for a good man and the people he left behind. Piano riffs and
guitar signals get lost in surges of rain, bell tones sing through the murk before string cycles and organ drones
announce an uneasy peace.
Rameses III are Spencer Grady, Stephen Lewis and Daniel Thomas Freeman.
Written, performed and produced by Rameses III.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Daniel Thomas Freeman.
Artwork by Rameses III based on the cover of the 'Jozepha' Barl Fire Recordings edition (2005).
Catalogue Number BE002RAM.