the prayers and tears of arthur digby sellers are an incomprehensible mess of a band, comprised of the various members, benefactors, patron saints, and onlookers of the bu_hanan collective; this mayhem is orchestrated at the hands of Perry Wright, a delusional raconteur and obsolete office hottie. Producer Alex Lazara holds the Executive powers of Veto and Another Beer, Please. His weaknesses are something kryptonite-related and the phrases "One more time" and "We'll get it on the next take." We won't get it on the next take, Alex.
The band's sophomore release, The Mother of Love Emulates the Shapes of Cynthia, traces one year in the life of a struggling marriage and a convenient affair, and has been praised as "a heavy contender for top 10 albums of 2005" (The Black and White Magazine), "a series of imbricate, evocative images that submerge us in the feelings while sparing us the pathos" (Pitchfork Media), and "a glimpse at the assorted and burrowed tunnels of a complicated mind, an absorbent, watchful, keen mind capable of compiling theories, theologies, dialogues, parables and paradoxes and funneling them into four-minute considerations worthy of thousand-word elaboration" (The Independent).
the Mother of Love Emulates the Shapes of Cynthia