Bob Wiseman’s a strange fucker. There’s no way around that. And he’s an influential one as well. He’s produced Edie Brickell, Ron Sexsmith and Eugene Chadbourne. He’s played on records by Final Fantasy, The Hidden Cameras, and Royal City. His debut came out on Atlantic Records and was critically acclaimed but now as he states on his website he “can’t find labels outside of Canada to do business with”. His latest, Themes and Variations, is just out on Blocks Recording Club and features guest like Sarah Harmer and Mary Margaret O’Hara and is said to be the solo disc people have been waiting for ever since Bob Wiseman’s debut In Her Dream.
The song below has two or three distinct parts. The beginning is mostly Bob with guitar but by the middle of the song what sounds like an ancient Greek choir enters and by the time the violin joins in towards the end the song has been turned on it’s head and most resembles an Italian vocal/violin recital. Buy Themes and Variations here.
“Born To Love You” video: