WOO is Mark and Clive Ives, two brothers who spent the 1970s and ’80s perfecting sonic bliss so gentle that there’s almost something unsettling about it, like music for a housewife sent home from the psychiatrist with about a million prescriptions. Their landmark 1989 album It’s Cosy Inside was re-released a couple years back, and now a new collection of unearthed old songs, When The Past Arrives, is coming March 14 on Drag City/Yoga Records. “1001 Decisions” is track 3, and it sounds like the kind of ambient background music that would soundtrack a doctor’s office visit in a John Waters movie, the musical equivalent of the softest polyester Hawaiiwan shirt you’d ever wear or beautifully bright fake tropical flowers. Take a listen, put your feet up, smoke a clove cigarette and pre-order the album over at Drag City’s site.
Stream: WOO, “1001 Decisions”