℗ 2023 Ipecac Recordings
Released July 21, 2023
Duration 40m 46s
Record Label Ipecac Recordings
Catalogue No. IPC262D
Genre Rock (Hard Rock)
 

Love's Holiday

Oxbow

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1.1
Dead Ahead
Oxbow
3:54
1.2
Icy White & Crystalline
Oxbow
3:12
1.3
Lovely Murk (feat. Lingua Ignota)
Oxbow; Lingua Ignota
5:15
1.4
1000 Hours (feat. Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.)
Oxbow; Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.
5:08
1.5
All Gone
Oxbow
5:08
1.6
The Night the Room Started Burning
Oxbow
4:21
1.7
" "
Oxbow
0:28
1.8
Million Dollar Weekend
Oxbow
4:08
1.9
The Second Talk
Oxbow
4:32
1.10
Gunwale
Oxbow
4:40
The inimitable four-piece OXBOW announce their first new music in six years with the anticipated release of Love’s Holiday. Previous OXBOW albums found their impetus in a lyrical framework provided by Robinson, with Wenner applying his musical compositions to the singer’s narratives. However, Love’s Holiday began with the music. “The music was chiefly inspired by and written for my family. We’ve had two children born and my father die while writing and working on this record,” Wenner says. “The songs are just a collection of music that I sang to my babies and then wrote guitar parts for, and brought to the band as, OXBOW songs.” Love, the guitar confirms was the organizing principle behind these songs, even if they still carry the band’s signature brand of drama and conflict. “I’ve always been chagrined that no one understood that our songs were love songs,” Robinson says while reflecting on the band’s output from the last 35 years. Love may not have been the most obvious music in their earlier work, but the subject has never been more obvious now. One of the more apparent manifestations of this new approach is the orchestration on Love’s Holiday. OXBOW has often employed auxiliary instrumentation as an addendum to the guitars on their recordings, but this time around, human voices are the primary addition. Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota) lends her soaring, operatic vocals to “Lovely Murk,” while the layered choral bed of “1000 Hours” was provided by Roger Joseph Manning Jr (Jellyfish/Beck). The album also features a 15-person choir plus strings, oboe, flute, and clarinet. For the differences in the process, Love’s Holiday is still very much an OXBOW album. Across its 10 tracks, Love’s Holiday feels feverish, disorienting, hostile, beguiling, defeated, and triumphant.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Ipecac Recordings Studio Masters

Tracks 1-3, 6, 8-10 – contains material which utilizes a limited amount of the available bandwidth Track 7 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-0.20
-1.05 to -0.11
-11.41
-18.86 to -8.98
-9.25
-16.70 to -6.70
6
5 to 9
1
Dead Ahead
-0.11-9.21-7.05
2
Icy White & Crystalline
-0.11-9.05-6.75
3
Lovely Murk (feat. Lingua Ignota)
-0.11-12.05-9.67
4
1000 Hours (feat. Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.)
-0.11-11.33-9.07
5
All Gone
-0.11-14.54-12.27
6
The Night the Room Started Burning
-0.11-9.48-7.55
7
" "
-1.05-18.86-16.79
8
Million Dollar Weekend
-0.11-10.16-8.46
9
The Second Talk
-0.11-8.98-7.25
10
Gunwale
-0.11-10.40-8.26

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