Head of Wantastiquet is the alter ego of Paul Labrecque, an American songwriter
now residing in Belgium. Historically, aesthetically, and sonically, his new album
under the HOW moniker bears the mark of American primitivism. It s a mix of
psychedelic banjo hymns, apocalyptic space folk, and incredible drugged-out
soul-whispers. It layers banjos, guitars, and smoke as though they were shimmering
veins of black pearls, pulsing against the scarlet dawn. Head of Wantastiquet
manages to take a conceptual precept as dark as life itself, and invest it with an
inner glow that churns our own black hearts like butter.