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Jay Tholen – Control Me

At it’s heart, Control Me is an honest expression of my love for the Gospel. Most of the compositions were conceived as humble little hymn-like ukulele tunes. Following my tradition of unnecessary embellishment; I layered the songs beyond recognition until they became what they are now: schizophrenic heaps of sound. Everything from Shoegaze to Prog Rock to Schmaltzy 50’s Pop is emulated beneath layers of manipulated waveforms and vinyl samples.


Time Transcendent (3:44)
Altars (2:10)
Hashivenu (3:11)
I Know (2:31)
Prayer (5:15)
A Temple of the Holy Ghost (1:28)
Control Me (3:24)
Be Alright (1:43)
Bleeding Over (2:41)
Show the World (1:46)
Eagle Feather, Falcon Claw (10:45)
Curtains (3:56)
Jay Tholen — Vocals, Samples, Acoustic and Electric Ukulele, Transistor Organ, Out of Tune Piano, Stylophone, Tasteful Humor, Flute, Pan Flute, Slide Whistle, Percussion, Electric Kazoo, Squeezebox, Field Recording, Kiddie Glock, Tracking and Sequencing, Mixing and Mastering
Christine Tholen — Vocals
Cory Taylor — Saxophone

“The Name of Jesus is Lifted High” from the song Altars was originally written by Eddie James

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