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No Safe Home

by Wax Mannequin

Black Bells 03:31
Beware 03:22
Body Black 02:54
Other Part 02:52
Bison 04:26
The Water 02:22
PB 06:26


The sixth full-length release 'No Safe Home. Engineered and co- produced by Nick Johannes (The Kettle Black), the album is a subdued collection of ethereal and somber folk songs that are rife with the minstrel's wry wit, morose personalobservations, veiled social commentary and uplifting melodic cadences. With this collection, Wax uses his raspy and road- broken nylon string guitar to will an alchemical collusion of the domestic and the universal -- an exploration that continues where his 2009 release 'Saxon' left off. Deeply personal meditations on familial estrangement, emotional bondage and misplaced ambition are set off against societal musings about power, moral collapse and civic unrest. Heavy-handed themes indeed, but, paradoxically (and in true Wax Mannequin form) an inexplicable air of whimsy and hopefulness permeates every moment of this recording, leaving the listener feeling serene and light-headed, longing for another spin. At once dark, brooding and inspiring, it's a record that demands (and earns) countless replays.

In this hauntingly spacious, sparsely produced, acoustic gem, Wax Mannequin provides yet another thoughtful glimpse into the psyche of our age, or at least into his own paranoid yet endearingly self-aware interpretation of our place and time.


released June 1, 2012

Chris Adeney - guitar, vocals, percussion, keys
Mark Raymond - bass
Tyrone Ramsey - bass on The Water
Lindsay Rogers - violin on Beware, Don't Want To Go
Josh Snively - percussion on Black Bells, Beware, Other Part
Engineering - Nick Johannes


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Wax Mannequin Hamilton, Ontario

Adeney's music veers from scrappy prog oddness and distressed folk to absurdist stadium metal, all with a dark humour that borders on outright Dadaism.
Beneath the unsettling imagery and musical left turns there is a steady questioning of life’s inherent strangeness and his own neuro-divergent experience.
He has appeared on thousands of pub, gallery and festival stages worldwide.
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